Estimator & Submission Specialist

Estimator & Submission Specialist
The position emulates our brand attributes of Lead, Innovate and Commit to Excellence.

Reporting to the General Manager, the Estimator works on successively bidding and pricing jobs and projects within the Ottawa and surrounding areas. Prepares quality submissions to secure work. Engages and works closely with project team members, managers and vendors to help deliver estimates efficiently and on time. Actively searches and develops relationships for new and upcoming work opportunities.
The Estimator is responsible for estimating analysis and activities for Teraflex clients and stakeholders.

Analyzes blueprints/drawings, specifications, proposals, contracts and other documentation to prepare time, cost, and labor estimates for projects
Applies knowledge of specialized methodologies, techniques, principles, or processes to specific project requirements to formulate an estimate
Reviews data to determine material and labor requirements and prepare itemized lists for project estimates
Computes cost factors and prepares estimates used for management purposes, such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work, preparing bids, selecting vendors or subcontractors, and determining cost effectiveness for projects
Pro-actively conducts process reviews to develop and establish standard hour, related cost data or effect cost reductions and other supporting documents as required
Ensures pricing consistency by maintaining historical information on quoted and completed projects
Consults with Operations or Project Manager, vendors, or other individuals to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues for estimate submissions
Conducts frequent searches on all available media/bulletin boards/job postings sites for bid and prequal opportunities
Works with the General Manager to negotiate and award contracts to successful subcontractors
Fosters strong relationships with existing and new clients
Requires occasional travel to project sites
Develops and maintains an extensive network of subcontractors, vendors and engineering firms
Works closely with the assigned Operations team in the development of the project execution plan
Possesses knowledge of all construction and electrical elements

University degree or College diploma in Construction Estimating, Engineering, Electrical and Architectural Technology or related field
Minimum 5-7 years’ experience as a Construction Estimator
Understanding of light to heavy Civil construction in Utilities and an electrical background would be considered an asset
Canadian Government Security Clearance in Canada
Excellent communication skills (verbal, written and presentation)
Bilingualism would be considered an asset
Understanding of plan reading and interpretation of tender documents
Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
Proficient in Microsoft Project and MS Office Software

Customer Centric – exceptional commitment to customer service with strong sense of urgency
Innovate – operate with an innovative and continuous improvement mindset to maximize efficiencies and processes
Analytical – strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills
Communicator – excellent communication skills (written, verbal and presentation) to liaise with team, clients and management
Relationship Builder – able to build relationships at all levels of the organization and with customers
Multitask orientated – the ability to deal with multiple projects and conflicting deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Highly organized – able to oversee multiple projects in a fast-paced environment with a high degree of attention to detail
Works well under pressure – able to meet set deadlines and manage conflicting deadlines
Team Player – demonstrates strong interpersonal skills and a “can do” attitude
Works independently – demonstrates capability to work independently when required, with a high degree of focus
Judgment – Acts with a sense of integrity always


This position works frequently with:
General Manager
Operations Manager
Project Manager
Project Coordinator
Field Operations

External contacts:
Existing and new clients
Service providers

If you are interested in applying to this role or discussing the role in further detail please send your resume directly to
WilsonHCG is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, or any other status protected by state or local law for an individual who falls within the jurisdiction of such law. Applicants who require an accommodation throughout the application and interview process should request this in advance by contacting our team at


Posted on

October 29, 2020