Technical Estimator
Modern Niagara
Ottawa, Ontario, CA
3d ago

Modern Niagara helps build and maintain the spaces where Canadians live, learn, work, and heal by meeting the mechanical, electrical, and building controls and services needs of Canada’s infrastructure.

We value passion, initiative, determination, professionalism, and teamwork and we are committed to ensuring that our teams have everything they need to succeed.

Health and safety are embedded in everything we do and, as a result, our award-winning safety culture has a record that’s well above industry standards.

At Modern Niagara, you will work alongside values-driven, safety-conscious, and high impact teams in a fast-paced, innovative, and collaborative environment.

Here, your knowledge, skills, and excellent service will help ensure that the buildings that make up Canada’s infrastructure fulfill the needs they were set out to meet.

Modern Niagara is one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and is a recipient of SMACNA s Safety Excellence Award Program (SSEAP) Canada and the Canadian Occupational Safety (COS) Magazine’s Canada’s Best Health + Safety Culture Award and Canada’s Safest Employers Award in the Building and Construction category.

We currently have an opening for a Technical Estimator to join our team in Ottawa.

Within this role, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to apply their trade experience and knowledge in an office based position.

This position is temporarily a remote work opportunity due to COVID-19. This position is based in Ottawa.

Overview of Responsibilities :

  • Prepares complete estimates for plumbing, process piping, equipment installations and HVAC
  • Responsible for identifying risks and the management of installations
  • Accurately evaluate project needs and requirements through on-site assessments and troubleshooting
  • Visit project and client sites to determine the scope of work and required contents of the estimate
  • Preparing proposals, correspondence and project scopes based on in-person assessments made personally or received by teammates
  • Support clients and site teammates by proposing solutions and options for new projects as well as maintenance, repair, and preventative maintenance work.
  • Qualifications and Experience :

  • Strong technical knowledge in HVAC, or heating cooling or refrigeration required
  • Experience and / or knowledge of installation and / or new construction processes and procedures
  • Pricing and estimating experience for parts, and installation
  • Experience working with sheet metal and plumbing knowledge required
  • Journeyman Trade Certification and / or other applicable trade licenses desired
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Have excellent communication, people management, follow-up and problem-solving skills
  • Able to read, understand and interpret contract documents, drawings, specifications, scopes of work and project schedules.
  • Be comfortable with computers and technology
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment
  • Attention to detail and strong organization skills
  • Ability to work independently and to make decisions using sound judgement
  • Perform site visits when required including attending project site meetings, consultant walkthrough, permit inspections, etc.
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