Electrical Project Estimator

Osprey Electric, Parksville, BC
$64,000.00 - $70,000.00 / Salary - Annual

Job Description

 Electric Project Estimator in Parksville,BC

Osprey Electric is Vancouver Island's premier electrical contracting company, recognized for our diversity and excellence in service. As the recipient of the 2023 Employer of the Year and Electrical Trades Contractor of the Year awards, we take pride in our commitment to quality workmanship, customer satisfaction, and employee engagement. With a dynamic vision for growth, we are seeking an exceptional individual to join our growing team as Electrical Estimator.

Position Overview: As Electrical Estimator at Osprey Electric, you will play a pivotal role in our organization, collaborating with customers, technicians, team members, and third-party partners to deliver top-notch electrical proposals/estimates to capture and land new business.

Key Responsibilities:

·       Perform accurate takes-offs and prepare professional-looking proposals/estimates that capture costs and risks. Review customer requirements for a proposal. 

·       Find creative ways to gain completive advantage and land work. Prepare Designs and scopes of work as appropriate. Get all jobs to the hard cost before markup.                                                                              

·       Prepare estimates of labour and/or material costs

·       Prepare estimates for general expenses and overheads

·       Create and submit estimate reports, quote sheets and bids forms

·       Monitor and adjust contract expenditures

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

·       Read and interpret blueprints, maps, drawings and specifications

·       Communicate with trade partners and team members regarding new and current projects.

·       Analyse data to help with decision-making and forecasting.

·       Attend client meetings to provide estimates and explain cost factors.

·       Work with the project managers and other team members to follow up on bids and budgets.

·       Ensure timely completion of estimates.

·       Understand the scope of work to bid.

·       Manage bid pricing from vendors and subcontractors.

·       Prepare cost analysis by recapitulating material, labour, equipment, subcontractor, and overhead costs incurred in the installation of items.

·       Where necessary, research and propose alternatives to improve cost efficiency.

**Wage starts at $64000 annually and based off experience 

Preferred Qualifications


·       Proven experience as an estimator or similar role within the electrical industry.

·       Thorough understanding of project specifications, tendering processes, and contract documents.

·       Strong skills in numerical analysis and managing budgets

·       Impeccable problem-solving and analytical skills.

·       Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

·       Evidence of being able to design and construct electrical systems from custom homes to multi-residential developments.

·       Expertise in resource allocation, labour scheduling, and materials tracking against estimates

·       Advanced knowledge of construction/project management and estimating software such as Bluebeam and Accubid

·       Ability to interpret technical specifications from blueprints, drawings, and spec sheets.

·       Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities


·       Competitive salary commensurate with experience

·       Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and visions coverage.

·       RRSP matching.

·       Opportunities for professional development and career advancement

·       Supportive work environment with a focus on teamwork and collaboration

·       Company-sponsored social events and employee recognition programs.

If you are passionate about the electrical trade, enjoy creative problem-solving, and thrive in a dynamic team environment, we want to hear from you! Join the Osprey Electric Team and contribute to our continued success. Apply now by submitting your resume and cover letter detailing your relevant experience and why you are the ideal candidate for this position. Please see our online application here: Career Application Form - Formstack

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Date Posted: 07/09/2024
Start Date: Ongoing
Classification: Exempt
Level: Experienced
Travel Requirements: This position is based out of the Parksville office.
Job Type: Full-time
Wage: Salary - Annual
Wage From: $64,000.00
Wage To: $70,000.00
Preferred Education: Electrical
Number of Employees: 1

Osprey Electric
Job Postings 2
Company Website: https://www.ospreyelectric.com/
Company Phone Number: 250-586-6220
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