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High Voltage Senior Estimator

Cambridge, ON

High Voltage Senior Electrical Estimator – Preconstruction

Reports to: Sr. Manager, Pre-construction

Core Competencies & Development:

  • Customer Focus
  • Communication
  • Energy and Stress
  • Teamwork
  • Quality Orientation
  • Time Management
  • Adaptability / Flexibility
  • Creative and Innovative Thinking
  • Decision Making and Judgement
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Problem Solving
  • Result Focus
  • Accountability and Dependability
  • Ethics and Integrity
  • Mediating and Negotiating
  • Leadership
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Development and Continual Learning

Job Duties:

  • Conduct thorough reviews of specifications and drawings.
  • Perform top-down estimates (high-level ROMs) and bottoms up estimates by analyzing every aspect of every operation in detail.
  • Prepare subcontractor bid packages – includes compiling quantities and writing detailed scope. Answer technical questions from bidders.
  • Coordinate price packages with suppliers, subcontractors, owners, designers, and architects.
  • Review estimates with the Operations staff.
  • Prepare proposals by organizing all material, equipment, labour, and subcontract costs needed to complete the project.
  • Solicit and coordinate with Vendors and Suppliers to obtain materials quotes.
  • Track all bids, proposals and regularly communicate with Project Managers and other colleagues as needed.
  • May assist with business development or new customer generation
  • Attend kick off meetings
  • Maintain and analyze reports
  • Prepare and/or review detailed cost estimates for projects.
  • Manage, maintain and develop estimating programs / software / tracking systems
  • Assist project management staff with change orders, deductions, etc.
  • As required, assist all business units.
  • Ensure high standards of workmanship and efficiency.
  • Meet with clients, engineers, general contractors, and others regarding proposed construction projects.
  • Prepare, present, and maintain required records and written reports as may be required.
  • Read, interpret, and understand construction drawings and specifications, the provincial and city codes and ordinances regarding building codes, permit issuance, and permit fees.


  • Minimum +10 years’ of utility substation construction experience and a minimum of +5 years’ of experience estimating utility substations, and HV transmission and distribution lines.
  • Strong knowledge of the HV substation electrical field.
  • Strong knowledge of the HV transmission and distribution electrical field.
  • A Power Line Technician ticket, University degree, or College diploma is required.
  • Gold Seal considered an asset.
  • Ability to read and evaluate blueprints, schematics, field drawings and plans.
  • Ability to read and evaluate technical specifications and commercial/contractual documentation.
  • A solid understanding of all construction trades and construction techniques.
  • Strong management, delegation, planning and leadership skills.
  • Effectiveness in the areas of construction safety and productivity.
  • Knowledge of local, provincial, and federal workplace compliance regulations, ordinances and legislation.
  • Understand the requirements and process for Construction Competition Certificates and Final Acceptance Certificates.
  • Have a clear valid driver’s license; an abstract will be required.
  • Labor relations and union contract/ procedure knowledge.
  • Strong communication and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently in a busy environment.
  • Excellent time management and project management skills.
  • High level of sound and independent judgment and reasoning.
  • Ability to interpret and implement company policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise necessary cost control measures.
  • Highly flexible, with solid interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse working environment.
  • Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Able to work well under pressure.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Able to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft computer software (e.g. Excel, Word, Project, etc.).
  • Strong working knowledge of Accubid Pro software is considered an asset.
  • First Aid skills and/or certificates are considered assets.

Work Conditions:

  • 24/7 availability may be required.
  • Physical ability to lift up to 50lb.
  • Travel to the site, and off-site locations as required. (provincially, nationally & internationally)
  • Safety equipment will be required, e.g. steel-toed safety boots, safety glasses/goggles, etc.
  • Work both indoors and outdoors.
  • Will be exposed to construction sites.

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