Calgary Opportunities

Project Estimator

Rising Edge Technologies Ltd. specializes in every aspect of the Medium and High voltage industry. At Rising Edge Technologies our team leads the way in implementing new technology in addition to maintaining and updating existing facilities. Our industry knowledge allows us to deliver a quality service on time and on budget. Rising Edge Technologies offers experienced personnel who are competent in all segments of power systems operation, installation and maintenance.

Opportunities exist currently for a Project Estimator based out of our Calgary location.

Rising Edge Technologies Ltd. Offers competitive wages, yearly bonuses, comprehensive benefits package, Group RSP, and training programs to continuously develop employees.

Role

Reporting to the Estimating Manager, the role of the Project Estimator is to prepare electrical cost estimates, for construction projects, to aid management in bidding on or determining price of construction or service. The Project Estimator identifies value engineering and other cost saving opportunities for the organization..

NOTE: Candidates with knowledge in the High Voltage industry and High Voltage Substations will be given preference.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare complete cost estimates for electric transmission, generation, distribution and substation projects
  • Perform material take-offs for estimating purposes and communicate this information with Project Manager
  • Prepare complete proposals while ensuring compliancy with RFP requirements
  • Schedule and attend field site visits with customer, subcontractor, and construction personnel to understand and determine constructability requirements
  • Prepare and preform kick-off meeting with Project Team
  • Compare various project documents for accuracy and consistency
  • Participate in estimate review process with internal and external stakeholders
  • Assist Project Manager with the project life-cycle in tracking and understanding basis of cost estimate
  • Assist in the preparation and submission of change orders
  • Participate in in project post mortem review meetings
  • Review contract documents to identify any commercial risks to the company, and communicate these risks with the Estimating Manager
  • Update estimating software with pricing and formatting changes based on direction from the manager
  • Participate in weekly meetings with the estimating group to communicate estimating software and industry knowledge learnings
  • Format and submit estimate and schedule based on customer’s requirement

Qualifications

  • Electrical Technologist Diploma and/or Journeyman Electrician required, Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business Administration or a related field preferred
  • Candidate must possess experience in understanding blueprints, specifications, proposals, and other documentation to prepare time/cost/labour estimates for projects and services
  • 3 or more years of experience in the Utility Industry and/or possessing estimating knowledge of electric distribution, transmission and substation projects is preferred
  • Ability to prepare construction schedules in Microsoft Project and/or Primavera
  • Proficiency in all applications within Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must excel in analytical, organizational, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Self-driven and have the ability to stay on-task for extended periods of time
  • A team player whom is able to work with various partners from start until finish
  • Travel may be necessary throughout Western Canada – must hold a valid driver’s license

We thank all applicants for their keen interest in working for Rising Edge Technologies. Due to the volume of responses we receive, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Please email hr@ret.ca with the job title on the subject line.