Welcome To Canadian Electric - Applying For The Electrical Estimator Position

This position requires the ability to visualize a project by reviewing specification and drawings through various phases of construction and provide a detailed estimate of the project costs with state of the art estimating software.


  • Source new project tenders though electrical procurement portals

  • Review and understand tender specifications and drawings

  • Attending pre-tender site meetings to review scope of work and meet with clients

  • Preparing takeoffs and formalize estimates for new electrical projects 

  • Engage suppliers and subcontractors to obtain competitive pricing to incorporate into estimates

  • Obtaining bidders list and preparing lead letters

  • Produce all costs for tender submission - material, labour, equipment, subcontractor through estimating software to develop accurate quotations

  • Participate in closing the bid, including bid review meeting, etc.

  • Assists with Prequalification, RFQ's and RFI submissions as required 

  • Reviewing all contracts and accepted quotations, reviewing CCDC Documents 

  • Reviewing and circulating shop drawings 

  • Preparing purchase order to vendors and suppliers  

  • Managing, reviewing and organizing change directives, site instruction and change orders.

  • Preparing prices for extras or credits associated with each change. 

  • Staying aware and informed of all new materials or techniques by attending material manufacturer's seminars, trade shows, etc 


  • 2 years electrical estimating experience required
  • Experience with Accubid estimating software - Bidwinner, Live Count and Change order  

  • Strong blueprint reading skills

  • Strong communication and organizational skills

  • Excellent time management skills

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