Electrical Estimator

Electrical / Électrique Montreal, Canada


If you thrive in a team-oriented workplace that challenges your skills, to drive your career development, embraces diversity and rewards innovation, with competitive pay and great employee programs, join the Ainsworth team today!

Job Summary

The Electrical Estimator will be responsible for responding to tenders, bid request or Requests for Quotation (RFQs) in the industrial, commercial and institutional market by developing accurate, complete and competitive estimates. These tenders, bids will be for retrofits to existing complexes. The Electrical Estimator will review estimates with the Project Manager(s), Service Manager(s) and/or Foreman assigned to the opportunity. Works with and serves PM’s and SM’s from various departments.


Key Responsibilities

  • Conducting a thorough review of specifications and drawings.
  • Developing thorough material take-offs and labour take-offs.
  • Coordinating price packages with suppliers, subcontractors, owners, designers and architects regarding tenders/bid requests.
  • Review of the estimate with the Project Manager(s), Service Managers and/or Foreman to ensure all in agreement with labour, material, equipment and subcontracting costs.
  • Preparing tenders by quantifying, organizing and tabulating all material, equipment, labour, and subcontract costs needed to complete the project.
  • Liaise with Procurement to assist in the obtaining pricing on aspects of the estimate
  • Participating in site review, tender review, tender hand-off, project closing and operational/sector meetings with the Regional Manager, Project Manager, Service Manager and Purchasing when and where required.
  • Provide guidance on opportunities that come in, on viability, possibility of winning, possibility of extras, possible risks, etc. to help guide the team on the best prospects to chase.
  • Prepare risk review for the PM and/or SM to assist in the collaborative review of the prepared estimate.
  • Providing assistance to the sales force in developing proposals may be required.
  • Review tender closing documents and obtain signed/sealed, bonding/insurance certificates, etc..
  • Track all bids, proposals in excel sheet and submit to Project Admin for entry into the CRM Tool.
  • Utilize estimating software in the estimating function.   Work to enhance it, streamline, improve, etc. with the software provider in its functioning for Ainsworth.

  • Minimum 5 years estimating experience in a trade background or degree/diploma in electrical engineering or technology.
  • Experience producing design build proposals / estimates.
  • Proficiency with Expert Estimator (estimation software).
  • Trade Certificate would be a great asset.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both written and verbal, is essential.
  • Proven ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet strict deadlines.

Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Day

Length of Contract: n/a

Work Location: Montreal

While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Ainsworth is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. Qualified designated group members are encouraged to apply as any reasonable accommodation of qualifications will be considered as per our Accommodation Policy, available upon request.

Ainsworth is an integrated multi-trade company, offering an end-to-end services and solutions for all asset maintenance and refurbishment requirements of our customers. We are continually striving to create better and more advanced products as well as provide the highest quality service. We are rapidly growing and need talented professionals to help drive our vision at becoming the best multi-trade company in the country! Join us…. Make a difference.

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