Electrical Cost Estimator

Full Time - Americas, North America, Toronto

This entry was posted on August 24, 2019.

Overview of Role

We are currently recruiting an Electrical Cost Estimator to join a client-focused team. This is an exciting opportunity for a high-caliber individual to join and strengthen our office.

The Electrical Cost Estimator will take the project and pull the necessary components together and establish, in an accurate manner, the anticipated cost of the Electrical portions of the project. The Electrical Cost Estimator is responsible for all independent construction cost control functions for review of the construction projects change orders including complete estimates, value analysis, schedule of values, comparisons, assisting with feasibility studies, and historical cost reports. This individual is capable of performing cost control functions on multiple projects of varying complexity simultaneously.

Essential Functions

  • Preparation of construction related cost estimates, cost plans, and cost strategies
  • Reviews drawings and specifications to determine scope and quantities to calculate pricing
  • Communicates, solicits and interacts with sub-contractors in various trades to obtain pricing for projects
  • Determines quantities of materials in various trades by using estimating department software
  • Change order reviews and valuations of work in progress and bid analyses
  • Preparation of studies and plans on value engineering, life cycle costing, and sustainable practices
  • Attends pre-bid meetings and site visits to assess the conditions of the site or existing building, as necessary
  • Solicits and receives Electrical bids, reviewing for scopes of work and pricing for completeness
  • Communicates with bidders for final overview and assures completeness of bid prior to inclusion in an estimate, bid or guaranteed maximum price (GMP)
  • Reviews drawings and specifications for Electrical assigned portions of Preconstruction.
  • Projects to calculate budgets from schematic through final construction documents as assigned
  • Communicates with team members, bid captains, estimating manager and others as required, convening scopes, pricing, construction details, etc.
  • Prices work as required to budget for Electrical trades
  • Provides complete estimates on Electrical trades
  • Develops strategies to pursue, estimate and win competitive bids
  • Develops and establishes ability to budget Electrical work without 100% of documentation to the point of developing ability to conceptually budget, visualize and plan a project

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a positive proactive approach to the role, and will be committed to delivering customer service excellence, with good commercial results.

  • Bachelors Degree in Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering, Construction Management, Quantity Surveying or related field is required
  • Recent experience and specialty in electrical and mechanical cost strategies
  • Cost control in the commercial/institutional/Industrial sector concentrating on vertical construction
  • Experience with conceptual and detailed measurement / pricing
  • Experience in CMGC / GCCM / CMAR, and Design Build process
  • Experience with estimating software systems, onscreen takeoff software and BIM
  • Professional certifications preferred
  • Previous data center experience required

 Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

  • Indoor office environment. May require work on site location as necessary
  • Equipment used includes: computers and standard office machines
  • Essential physical tasks include: the ability to work on a computer and the ability to answer and speak on a telephone. May require the use of a ladder on occasion

RLB is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices based on race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.

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