Houle Electric Limited
  • 03-Oct-2017 to 02-Dec-2017 (PST)
  • Burnaby, BC, CAN
  • Full Time

About Houle:

Houle is BC's most trusted name in electrical contracting. Founded in 1944, Houle prides itself on a tradition of excellence for our industrial, commercial and institutional customers. Houle is highly sought, not only for electrical construction and 24/7 service, but also for security and life safety, network systems, industrial capability, power quality,  building controls automation, audio visual, and lighting.

About the position:

Currently, we are seeking a Projects Leader to join our Controls division based from Burnaby, BC.  

The successful incumbent will work closely with the Division Manager, Low Voltage General Manager and all Project Manager/Estimators regarding all aspects of the project life cycle.  The incumbent will work as a Project Manager/Estimator, in addition to mentoring and coaching other Project Manager/Estimators in the division to improve their performance.


  • As a Project Manager/Estimator, responsible for the original estimate to win the job, followed by project planning, staffing, implementing, billing, controlling and evaluating each project
  • Ensure estimating standards and procedures are adhered to in consultation with Chief Estimator and Division Manager
  • Review tender requests and work with Division Manager to determine which projects & customers to bid
  • Review estimates for Project Manager/Estimators in the division in consultation with the Division Manager
  • Work with Division Manager and Superintendent to ensure that Corporate Safety Policy is adhered to
  • Ensure Project Manager/Estimators hold project start up meeting including Pre-Fabrication start up meeting and be present at the meeting if possible
  • Review all projects in detail at least weekly with Project Manager/Estimators for critical issues
  • Work with Division Manager to ensure that Project Manager/Estimators visit each project regularly
  • Work with Project Manager/Estimators to ensure that all project related reports are accurate and timely - Field Labour Reports, Labour Status Reports, Job Status / Job Performance Reporting
  • Work with Project Manager/Estimators to schedule & allocate technical resources
  • Review and schedule manpower weekly in consultation with Project Manager/Estimators & Lead Foreman


  • Must be a Red Seal Electrician, Electrical Engineer or hold relevant technical training. Those with a combination of any of the previous qualifications, or the equivalent experience, will be considered.
  • 10 or more years in a Project Manager/Estimator role
  • Proven ability to estimate and win jobs
  • Proven ability to run successful and profitable jobs
  • Proven ability to work well with clients and build relationships
  • Proven ability to negotiate in the best interests of Houle
  • Working knowledge of contract law
  • Working knowledge of HVAC systems
  • Familiarity with Accubid software would be an asset

The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience. Houle offers an exciting, enjoyable work environment, competitive benefits package and many company sponsored events.

Please apply via our website by visiting: https://www.houle.ca/current-career-opportunities/ and clicking on the listing for "Projects Leader, Controls Burnaby" 

If this sounds like the position for you, please apply today! 

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