Electrical Estimator

Nisku, AB

Chemco is a leading Western Canadian general contractor specializing in multi-disciplinary construction, including Electrical and Instrumentation projects throughout Western Canada. Chemco is a progressive company that supports all individuals in both professional and personal development. We are currently recruiting an experienced Electrical Estimator to join our team. The successful candidate will have the ability to work both independently and within a team, have strong communication skills, and a high level of attention to detail.

Chemco is a proud supporter of the below programs, and strives to provide equal opportunities for all individuals in the construction and related industries:

  • Trade Winds to Success
  • Helmet to Hardhats
  • Women Building Futures
  • Pre-Apprenticeship Training (PACT Program)

If you are a self-starter motivated to make a career within our performance culture, apply in confidence.

Experience and Education

  • 5+ years of electrical industrial field experience
  • Relevant education (university degree, college diploma) or equivalent experience (10+ years as an industrial electrical journeyman or supervisor)
  • Experience estimating hours and material costs for E&I work

Skills and Knowledge

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Familiar with the Canadian Electrical Code
  • Ability to read construction drawings (single lines, cable schedules, layouts, wiring diagrams, etc.)
  • Hands-on experience installing electrical equipment, cables, raceways, lighting, heat trace, grounding, etc.

Preferred Skills

  • Experience and knowledge in estimating Instrumentation scopes of work
  • Proficient with Bluebeam Revu, Primavera P6, or Oracle Primavera Cloud
  • Familiar with Excel VBA and Power Query
  • Experience with material procurement
  • Experience reviewing project contracts
  • Experience with fibre optics, high voltage

Job responsibilities

  • Reports to lead estimators
  • Create project proposals including:
    • Reviewing project scope of work, drawings, specs, standards, and other documents 
    • Performing electrical takeoff of drawings and bills of material
    • Applying electrical labour using the NECA Manual
    • Compiling material lists for procurement
    • Create project execution plans
    • Assist in determining project staff and equipment
    • Assist in creating project schedules
    • Engage vendors and subcontractors
    • Coordinate proposal reviews with lead estimators
  • Estimate change orders for current projects
  • Attend site visits
  • Track time spent on estimates and fill out weekly timesheets
  • Participate in estimating staff training and improvement

Work Location

  • Regularly office-based at the Chemco head office – 3135 4th Street, Nisku, AB
  • 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday to Friday, with 30-minute unpaid lunch

Compensation and Benefits

  • Permanent full-time position
  • Competitive hourly wage based on experience (range between $36/hr to $45/hr, plus 10% vacation/stat holiday pay)
  • Company RRSP contribution after completion of 90-day probationary period (range between $2.00/hr to $4.00/hr)
  • EBFA Health and Welfare Plan, including vision, dental, prescription, and life insurance. For full details visit http://www.ebfa.ca/Pages/H&WPlan.html.



Applications are now closed.

We thank all candidates for applying, but only those that are being considered for these positions will be contacted.