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Telecommunications Estimator/Senior Estimator – Edmonton/Calgary

Telecommunications Estimator/Senior Estimator – Edmonton/Calgary



About the Job:

Tridon Communications is currently looking for a corporate Telecommunications Estimator based out of Edmonton or Calgary. This position may require occasional travel to other Tridon office locations and/or customer sites.

The Estimator is responsible for preparing project estimates regarding Request for Quotation (RFQ), Request for Tender (RFT), and Request for Proposals (RFP). The Estimator will provide support to the Management and Operations team. As an Estimator, you will be required to conduct occasional field & site assessments.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Advise on tending procedures, examine, and analyze tenders, recommend tender awards and conduct negotiations
  • Establish and maintain tending process and set up cost monitoring and reporting system and procedures
  • Prepare cost and expenditure statements and forecasts at regular intervals for the duration of the project
  • Prepare and maintain a directory of suppliers, contractors and subtractors
  • Manage and coordinate telecommunication projects and prepare progress schedules
  • Analyze tender documents; construction plans and as-builts, etc.
  • Request separate quotations from approved vendors and subcontractors, per the scope of work
  • Estimate costs to complete project using approved client rates
  • Prepare proposals as per the requirements, provided documents, drawings, etc.
  • Track and coordinate quotation timing and deadlines
  • Meet with Senior Managers, Project Manager(s), to discuss and provide explanation of project estimates to gain signatures/approval for profitable business
  • Review with the Senior Manager, and Project Manager(s) the estimate vs. actual in view of improving estimates based on actual results
  • Collaborate with all other departments and divisions to optimize efficiency and to ensure projects estimates are feasible and attainable
  • Perform site walk-downs/ site visits to provide detailed intelligence on site specific requirements to aide in bidding/ estimating work packages if required.
  • Attend and contribute to Customer Facing meetings if required
  • Sales Support / Estimating
  • Other duties are required which are reasonably related to the role and further the best interests of the organization

Education & Experience:

  • Minimum 8 years of direct work experience in the Communications Field either in the engineering or service capacity
  • Minimum 3 years estimating, strategizing and preparing proposals within the construction or telecommunications industry, resulting in successful & profitable projects
  • Strong Experience and fluency working with various types of construction and telecommunications projects and drawings
  • 2 years of post secondary in a related field (Radio, or Wireless Communications)
  • Education or certifications in Construction Management or Estimation an asset

o Professional quantity Surveyor (PQS) Designation

o Construction Estimator Certified (CEC) Designation

  • Fluent English language written and verbal skills
  • Strong planning and organization skills
  • Excellent negotiation and consulting skills
  • Experienced and knowledgeable of Microsoft Office and Adobe programs
  • Possess a valid Alberta Class 5 Operator’s License or equivalent and has access to a vehicle, as this role requires travel and attending job sites as required
  • Ability to meet deadlines and commitments and to adjust/adapt to new ideas and procedures
  • Resourceful, adaptable, high integrity, self-starter
  • Recent Driver’s abstract will be required upon condition of employment

About Us:

Tridon Communications is a full solution Telecom Systems Integrator with CSA certification and licensed by APEGA. Our Engineering, Service, Data Cabling, and Tower Divisions collaborate with customers to build custom solutions for their communication needs. We have been supplying communication products and services to Alberta industry since 1981. We operate 7 full-service shops in Athabasca, Calgary, Edmonton, Edson, Fort McMurray, Hinton, and Saskatoon.

Tridon Offers:

  • Competitive Wages
  • Company paid benefits
  • Up to 5 additional paid days off for Years of Service
  • On the job training
  • Opportunity to advance and grow with a rapidly growing company

We are a:

  • MOTOROLA Platinum Service Centre
  • KENWOOD Authorized Dealer
  • TELUS Customer Care Centre
  • State of the Art CSA (Canadian Standards Association) Certified Repair Centre
  • Recognized as one of Canada’s Safest Employers (2014 Silver Winner)


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