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Electrical Estimator

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Halifax, NS | Saint John, NB
Posted 22 days ago

Electrical Estimator

Halifax, Nova Scotia or Saint John, New Brunswick

Meridia Recruitment Solutions has partnered with Atlantica, one of the largest mechanical and electrical contractors in Eastern Canada, to recruit an Electrical Estimator to join their team in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia or Saint John, New Brunswick.

Atlantica has been serving a growing list of multi-residential, commercial, and institutional customers since 1966. After being acquired by The Cahill Group in 2016, our client has grown even further, now with the ability to deliver projects from Eastern Newfoundland all the way to Northern Alberta.

Equipped with leading-edge technologies, our client's highly skilled workforce executes a wide range of mechanical and electrical construction projects from design and fabrication to fire protection and maintenance services throughout a building's life cycle to provide customized solutions to their clients.

Role Description
Reporting to the Director of Projects, the Electrical Estimator will be responsible for performing thorough and accurate quantity take-offs for a variety of Light Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional projects. In addition to take-offs, the successful candidate will also participate in the development of project schedules, execution plans, and submittal documents. As a natural relationship builder, the Electrical Estimator will also create and strengthen relationships with suppliers and sub-trades to ensure sound and competitive pricing is obtained.
By joining Atlantica, you'll be part of an organization with a reputation for finding solutions to complex problems by thinking progressively, acting with integrity, and taking care of their people. As one of Canada's Best Managed Companies for more than a decade, the successful candidate will have the resources, opportunity, and support to grow and advance their career by being exposed to a number of innovative projects and construction methods. In exchange for your skills and expertise, Atlantic offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including a generous amount of professional development support, and reduced summer hours.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Attend site visits, reviewing and critically analyzing tender documents to gain a clear understanding of the scope of work being performed;
  • Perform take-offs, obtaining pricing from supply chain channels, participating in the development of project schedule and execution plans, and preparing submittal documents;
  • Develop bid preparation schedule, identifying the tasks, assignments, and deadlines, for preparation of more complex bids;
  • Develop and adhere to estimate breakdown standards, compiling a risk register for management review, and preparing submittal documents;
  • Complete post-bid analyses, using historical data for continuous improvement purposes;
  • Collaborate with other business functions such as Procurement, Quality Control, Planning/Scheduling, and Project Coordination;
  • Establish strong relationships with suppliers and sub-trades to ensure sound and competitive pricing is received.

As the ideal candidate, you have a passion for construction coupled with experience successfully completing estimates for projects with a mechanical and electrical scope. You are comfortable working in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment, and have a consistent and keen eye for detail. Lastly, you are a natural people-person, with a demonstrated ability to develop relationships with key stakeholders, negotiating competitive pricing along the way.

Your qualifications will include:

  • Minimum of 5 years' progressive experience in construction cost estimating, with a specific focus on electrical scopes of work;
  • Electrical Engineering Degree, Diploma, or Trade Certification;
  • Experience working with estimating software such as Bluebeam and Accubid/Trimble;
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure while maintaining accuracy, prioritizing tasks and meeting deadlines;
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively with others;
  • Attention to detail, coupled with strong mathematical/ analytical skills, and the ability to read and interpret complex construction documents and drawings;
  • Ability to build positive working relationships with internal and external clients and stakeholders.

To express interest in this opportunity please apply online by clicking "Apply Now" below.

For more information contact Thomas Pugh, Partner, at 902-818-4506 and [email protected], or Austin McLennan, Senior Consultant, at 902-424-1103 and [email protected], or please apply online by clicking the "Apply Now" button below. If you require accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please let Thomas or Austin know.

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About Meridia Recruitment Solutions

Meridia Recruitment Solutions connects organizations with top talent by building strong relationships and creating ideal matches quickly, because we are only successful when you are.
With a focus on professional, managerial, technical and administrative roles, we offer recruitment solutions for permanent positions as well as interim and project-based needs.
As a KBRS company, Meridia is a part of a tradition of excellence in recruitment that began in Atlantic Canada in 1975. The Meridia Recruitment team of more than 60 professionals operate from offices in Halifax, Moncton, St. John's, and Toronto.
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