Project Manager / Estimator

Black & McDonald Limited (Vancouver BC, Canada) 25 days ago


Black & McDonald’s Western Utilities team is growing! If you are an independent, enthusiastic, and driven professional searching for an opportunity to build a solid foundation for your career, this position is for you. The Project Manager / Estimator is located in Vancouver and typically reports directly to the Division Manager.

The successful candidate will plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate assigned project(s) from start to finish and in accordance with the estimate, schedule, specifications and budget. Their primary focus is safety, planning, monitoring progress, scheduling, quality, costs management, estimating, reporting, and managing project change under the direction of senior leadership.

  • Provide leadership for assigned project in regards to cost, schedule, quality, safety, and contract performance
  • Prepare and submit project estimates and price/negotiate all changes in scope as required
  • Establish project objectives, policies, procedures and performance standards as per company policy and contract specifications
  • Establish and maintain excellent relationships with all stakeholders including Black & McDonald team members, clients, consultants, joint venture partners, trades, subcontractors, vendors, suppliers, and the community, while keeping them informed of relevant information
  • Plan, prepare, monitor, and manage construction schedule and milestones
  • Ensure work is performed in compliance with applicable standards – ie. HSE regulations, company policies and procedures, and contract requirements
  • Monitor and report on progress, labour productivity, work outcomes, budget, cost, and forecast
  • Prepare contracts and negotiate revisions, changes and additions to contractual agreements with clients, suppliers, subcontractors, and consultants
  • Review work/contracts/WIP for areas of risk and correct deficiencies
  • Ensure material and equipment are available to tradespersons
  • Ensure monthly cost forecasting and checklists are completed accurately and on time
  • Ensure accurate productivity reports are completed weekly.


  • Communicates Effectively
  • Customer Focus
  • Holds Self and Others Accountable
  • Problem Solving and Innovation
  • Values and Respects Others
  • Coaches and Develops
  • Maximizes Business Performance and Team Effectiveness


Degree or Diploma in

  • Red Seal Journeyman or Electrical Technologist Degree
  • Construction Management
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering

The following certifications/designations are considered an asset

  • P.Eng. Designation
  • PMP Designation
  • Gold Seal Certification
  • Construction safety certifications

Experience as a tradesperson in the electrical trade may substitute for education requirements.


  • 5+ years as an Electrical Project Manager in the construction industry
  • 10+ years working in the Electrical industry in utilities and/or civil industry
  • Proven experience in estimation, strategic procurement, and negotiation
  • Demonstrated collaboration and management experience with sub-trade / multi-trade contractors
  • Experience commissioning, integration and applying QA/QC to projects
  • Experience with medium and high voltage utility work, roadway lighting, traffic signals and substations is considered an asset
  • Experience with P3 and/or design-build projects is considered an asset
  • Experience in WWTP projects is considered an asset


Proficient knowledge and understanding of:

  • Contract management and knowledge of construction law
  • Construction estimating, scheduling, planning, and execution
  • Cost control
  • Established construction practices, procedures and techniques
  • Applicable local and provincial labour codes
  • Managing / leading union and non-union staff
  • Business operations processes
  • Organization and time management

Proficient user of:

  • MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Microsoft Project (Must)
  • JD Edwards or an Oracle-based ERP system
  • Bluebeam
  • Bid2Win
  • Willing and able to travel in British Columbia
  • Valid BC Driver’s License required

Black & McDonald welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.

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