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Construction Estimator

Calgary, Alberta · Construction/Facilities

Role: Construction Project Estimator - Substations 
Location: Calgary
Compensation: Competitive with Market and excellent benefits 

Job Description:
A global utility and infrastructure company (EPC+ utility contractor) is seeking a skilled Project Estimator to join their team in the Calgary office. With over 40 years in the industry, unmatched resources and a strong focus on safety, quality and client satisfaction, your career will soar with this excellent team!

The successful candidate will be responsible for compiling accurate cost estimates and developing budgets for substation projects. If you have a strong background in estimating and a deep understanding of the complexities of substation projects, we encourage you to apply.


  • Prepare comprehensive estimates by gathering and analyzing data from various sources, collaborating with Engineering support as necessary.
  • Develop proficiency in indirect and conceptual estimating techniques and theories.
  • Review and validate outsourced estimates, working closely with engineers for support and clarification.
  • Incorporate historical data from received estimates, awarded contracts, and final project costs into the cost model.
  • Format estimates in the required reporting format.
  • Review and comprehend Design Basis, Engineering Design Documents, and Basis of Estimate.
  • Develop complete estimates for selected projects, including conducting site visits, performing quantity take-offs, pricing, and presenting estimates for review by cost engineering and management.
  • Provide estimating input on complex "conceptual" transmission projects.
  • Assist non-estimating personnel with their estimating-related requirements.
  • Attend and actively participate in project planning sessions and team meetings, offering valuable input based on estimating expertise.
  • Effectively communicate (both written and oral) with the estimating team, management, clients, and industry contacts.
  • Cultivate and maintain business relationships with subcontractors and suppliers to ensure accurate pricing within estimates.
  • Assist in the development of general and project-specific plans, including execution, sequencing, logistics, and construction and work procedures when needed.
  • Contribute to the development of preliminary project schedules.
  • Perform additional assignments as directed by the supervisor.
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Bachelor of Commerce Degree (BCom), Construction Management Certificate, or equivalent combination of relevant experience and education.
  • Minimum of 5 years of estimating, cost control, and/or engineering experience, with at least 3 years of estimating experience in projects ranging from $1M to $50M.
  • Solid understanding of construction documents and the ability to assess their level of completeness.
  • Proficient in estimating practices, techniques, and equipment specific to substations.
  • Accurate data input and calculation skills.
  • Familiarity with construction costs, budgets, and project scheduling.
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Project, and Excel.
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings and specifications.
  • Excellent teamwork and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to validate proposals, manage multiple priorities, and work under pressure with minimal supervision.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, including the ability to identify problems and propose effective solutions.
  • Verifiable work references demonstrating professionalism, dependability, results-focus, and ethical behavior.
  • Excellent organizational, multitasking, and planning abilities.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to adapt communication style to various audiences, explain complex information clearly, and influence consensus in straightforward situations.
  • Personal attributes: honesty, trustworthiness, respectfulness, service-oriented mindset, technological proficiency, action-oriented approach, cultural awareness and sensitivity, flexibility, strong work ethics, punctuality, and the ability to work independently.
If you are an experienced Substation Project Estimator looking for an exciting opportunity to utilize your expertise, we invite you to apply for this position.

Alternate Titles: Substation Estimating Specialist, Cost Estimator - Substation Projects, Project Estimating Engineer, Substation Budget Analyst, Substation Project Cost Estimator, Estimation Coordinator - Substation Construction, Substation Cost Analyst, Substation Estimation Consultant, Substation Project Pricing Specialist, Substation Estimating Coordinator, Project Estimator, Substation Estimator, Estimating Specialist, Cost Estimator, Substation Cost Analyst, Project Cost Estimator, Construction Estimator, Electrical Estimator


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