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Mechanical Estimator

If you are an accomplished Estimator with a track record of estimation of mechanical systems or electrical systems and equipment requirements in gas plants, manufacturing plants or the oil and gas sector, and you are looking for a flexible home-based position, this might be the job for you!  

Why join this team?

Bredin Centre for Learning is partnering with a general contractor who specializes in equipment rentals, engineering, civil and site services, electrical, piping, mechanical and steel fabrication.  They have a team of highly skilled trades people, managers, engineers and specialists, and they are looking to fill this key position for a Mechanical Estimator.

 Your Challenge:

  • In this key position you will be responsible for the estimation of labor hours, material cost and equipment requirements for the mechanical components of industrial projects.

Your Day to Day

  • Prepare price estimates and budgets, while identifying risks and opportunities
  • Conduct review of tender documents and analyze subcontractor requirements
  • Work with clients or consultants regarding items that require clarification or elaboration while maintaining competitive approach to developing proposed services and solutions
  • Solicit, analyze and compile pricing from subcontractors
  • Develop preliminary project construction schedules and plans 
  • Conduct specification checks and participate in detailed estimate reviews
  • Collaborate with supervisory and production staff to develop and document approach to priced proposal, including construction and project execution plans
  • Lead pricing activities and submissions for assigned tenders or budgets
  • Respond to post tender clarifications and participate in negotiations between submission and contract award
  • Transfer knowledge acquired during the tender process to the project team during project kick-off meeting
  • Support business development and other procurement efforts on an ongoing basis

 The experience you bring

  • Mechanical or Electrical field experience
  • 2 plus years experience in a similar role in the oil and gas or plant environment
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills especially in Excel
  • Able to meet deadlines and provide high caliber deliverables
  • Reliable, friendly and professional with a positive attitude
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize daily tasks

 Our benefits:

  • Very competitive salary and benefits package
  • Opportunity for advancement
  • The chance to work for a leader in the Alberta market

  If you are a Bredin client and you are interested in this opportunity, please apply online as soon as possible, or send your resume to by June 30th. Please quote competition number BCLE00043-19 and the job title in the subject line when applying and include your Bredin Client ID number.

If you are not a Bredin client yet, please email to find out more information on how to become a Bredin client, mentioning the competition number BCLE00043-19.

Only candidates eligible to work in Canada with required experience will be shortlisted and contacted for an in-person interview.

Bredin Centre for Learning is a non-profit organization that offers employment assistance, training and career planning programs to adults and newcomers to Canada as well as settlement services to newcomers. Our Employment Services programs are responsive to the labour market requirements of our community and include licensed certificates in the health care field, occupational training, international credential bridging and literacy programming.

We are dedicated to successful employment training and development by providing innovative, flexible programs; by treating people with dignity and respect; and by responding to the economic needs of the individual and the community.