Structured Cabling Estimator

  • VistaCare Communications
  • Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • Feb 05, 2018
Full time Business Development Data & Analytics

Job Description

VistaCare Communications, a leading technology solutions provider, is currently seeking an experienced Structured Cabling Estimator to join our Integrated Communications Solutions (ICS) Division in the greater Ottawa, ON area for a permanent, full-time position. The ideal candidate will possess strong industry relationships in the Ontario market and must be willing to establish new relationships within the construction/contractor community to generate new business.  The Estimator will be responsible for the accurate, timely preparation of full-cost estimates for projects, including materials and labour.  This individual's accuracy is critical to the profitability of the business.

Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Actively prospect to uncover and develop new business opportunities
  • Build and maintain relationships with clients and manufacturers
  • Conduct needs/requirements assessment and provide solutions that meet customer expectations
  • Promote the company’s products/services to new and existing accounts
  • Effectively implement the bid strategies required for the company to be successful.
  • Prepare materials, labour and equipment cost estimations necessary to successfully carry out projects according to proposals, plans, estimates and specifications.
  • Prepare and maintain a list of suppliers, contractors and subcontractors.
  • Evaluate and recommend allowances for indirect costs, design unknowns, escalation and contingency.
  • Review customer/bid requirements and recommend best solution based on cost, engineering quality, or availability of materials.
  • Review all final estimate packages with manager to ensure accuracy and completeness, prior to formal quotation.
  • Present estimates and conduct review meetings with clients.
  • Maintain files of working documents as back-up for estimate figures.
  • Perform additional assignments per supervisor's direction.
Knowledge and Skills: 
  • Superior analytical and mathematical skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of computer programs including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, etc.)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; both verbal and written.
  • Exceptional time-management skills and attention to detail.
  • A strong team player.
  • Self-disciplined, motivated and organized.
Experience Required: 
  • 3-5 years of experience in structured cabling estimation.
  • RCDD designation is preferred
  • Background in Electronics/Electrical/ Structured Wiring/ IT.
  • Experience developing budgets and creating reports.
  • AutoCAD, Visio, Bluebeam experience an asset
Additional Requirements: 
  • Valid driver’s license; clean driver abstract.
  • Willingness to work overtime as required to meet deadlines.
  • Travel through Southern Ontario may be required.
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass a criminal record and federal government secret level 2 security check.
Compensation and Benefits: 
  • Competitive compensation based on experience and skill level.
  • 50% employer paid comprehensive group benefits (health, dental, vision, insurance)
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
  • Employer-match RRSP group plan.

If you think you're the perfect fit for our team, please apply now!

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