electrical estimator – construction

XL Electric Limited

Job Description:

Work Term:


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40 hours per week


Secondary (high) school graduation certificate


5 years or more

Work Setting:

Estimating Tasks

Prepare estimates of labour and/or material costs

Prepare pre-qualification submissions to present clients

Read blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine work requirements

Operate CADD and other computer software systems

Prepare estimates for general expenses and overheads

Read and interpret blueprints, maps, drawings and specifications

Create and submit estimate reports, quote sheets and bids forms

Utilize quantity take-off procedures

Advise on tendering procedures

Analyze tenders and recommend awards

Set up cost monitoring and reporting systems

Prepare and maintain directory of supplies and trade contractors

Liaise, consult and communicate with engineers, architects, owners, contractors and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates

Computer and Technology Knowledge:

Estimating packages



MS Project

MS Excel

MS Word

Type of Experience:

Electricity – construction

Project size estimating experience: 0 – $100,000, $100,001 – $500,000, $1,500,001 – $4,000,000, $4,000,001 – $8,000,000

Area of Work Experience:

Project coordination

Security and Safety:

Enhanced reliability security clearance

Secret clearance

Criminal record check

Driving record check (abstract)

Transportation/Travel Information:

Own transportation

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities:

Fast-paced environment

Work under pressure

Tight deadlines

Attention to detail

Own tools/equipment: Steel-toed safety boots

Personal Suitability:

Excellent oral communication

Excellent written communication



Team player


Health Benefits:

Dental plan

Health care plan

Vision care benefits

Other benefits: Free parking available, On-site amenities, Parking available