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Low Voltage Estimator - Edmonton

Low Voltage Estimator


Tridon Communications is currently looking for a Low Voltage Estimator. This position will be based out of our Edmonton Office but will require travel to project locations or to customer sites.


The Low Voltage Estimator is responsible for the accurate and timely estimation of project costs related to low voltage systems, including structured cabling, security, access control, audio-visual, and other related systems. The Estimator will provide support to the Management and Operations team; and 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
  • Estimate costs to complete project using approved client rates
  • 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
  • Analyzing blueprints to determine wire lengths as well as suitable outlet needs based on telecommunications standards requirements
  • Determine the amount, type, and cost of materials including racking, power distribution needs and UPS requirements
  • Determine the amount of labor required to complete each project
  • Determine the potential profitability of communications projects including analysis of labor rates with management in order to assist in making sound bidding decisions
  • Provide viable solutions to increase project profitability
  • Completing and submitting competitive project bids in accordance with established guidelines of the project documentation
  • Establish relationships and consistent communication with distribution to create excellent price structures on multiple material line-ups
  • Consistent and thorough communication with trade clientele in order to establish best relationship practices for closing of bid work. On time quotations and consistent follow up on submitted tenders.
  • Other duties are required which are reasonably related to the role and further the best interests of the organization


  • Minimum of 10 years of direct work experience in the Electrical or Communications Field
  • Minimum 5 years of in field hands-on experience
  • Strong Experience and fluency working with various types of construction and telecommunications projects drawings, and blueprints
  • 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
  • Experience with estimating software such as Accubid and Bluebeam is an asset
  • Possess a valid Alberta Class 5 Operator’s License with a clean drives abstract 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


  • 2 years of post secondary in a related field (Electrical, Cabling, Wired and or Wireless Communications)
  • Education or certifications in Construction Management or Estimation an asset

About Us:

Tridon Communications is a full solution Telecom Systems Integrator with CSA certification and licensed by APEGA. Our Engineering, Radio Communications, Data Communications, Security, Mobility, and Tower Divisions collaborate with customers to build custom solutions for their wireless communication needs. We have been supplying wireless communication products and services to Alberta industry since 1981. We operate seven service shops in Fort McMurray, Edmonton, Edson, Hinton, Calgary, Saskatoon & Terrace British Columbia.

Tridon Offers:

  • Competitive Wages
  • Company paid benefits
  • Company RRSP Matching
  • Additional paid days off for Years of Service
  • Manufacturer provided training
  • Opportunity to advance and grow with a 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
  • COR Certified Employer

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