Houle Electric Limited
  • 06-Mar-2019 to 05-May-2019 (PST)
  • Courtenay, BC, CAN
  • Full Time

About Houle Electric:

Houle Electric 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. In addition to electrical contracting, we are renowned for our project management & design skills across all of our divisions including Security, Data Networks, Automated Controls and Electrical Preventative Maintenance. We also provide service calls to businesses and home owners, including 24-hour emergency service. 

About the position:

Currently, we are seeking an energetic and driven Junior Electrical Estimator to join our Construction group on Vancouver Island, working from our Courtenay location. Houle has offices on the island in Courtenay, Nanaimo and Victoria.

The Junior Estimator works closely with Intermediate and Senior Estimators on the original estimates to win jobs. They also work closely with Project Managers for smooth job handover.


  • Identify potential business opportunities
  • Maintain good relationship with suppliers, consultants, general contractors and end users
  • Review contracts for onerous clauses and conditions
  • Estimate project costs, and submit tenders
  • Estimate changes
  • Purchase materials and equipment
  • Work with the foreman and superintendent as a team to review the project documents and discuss labour requirements and staffing
  • Develop project schedules
  • Review the project at completion with the foreman and superintendent to discuss successes and challenges

Experience and Skills:

  • Any one of the following: Electrical trade certificate, Electrical Engineering degree or Electrical Technologist diploma/certificate
  • Electrical field or office estimating, quantity take off, change orders, design/build or Quantity Survey experience and/or credentials preferred, (project size range from $25,000 to $500,000 in value)
  • 1-3 years' experience in Electrical Estimating
  • Previous experience with estimating programs, specifically Accubid (Accubid Pro and Change Order) an asset
  • Excellent and proven organizational skills in order to meet multiple deadlines and handle multiple tasks within a high-pressure work environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and team building skills
  • Excellent English communication skills
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts with ease

You have a 'can do' natural right attitude and are always willing to learn.  You are a bright, ambitious, honest, and straight forward professional. Your personable nature will fit well within the friendly working environment.

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

To apply, please visit https://www.houle.ca/current-career-opportunities/ and click on the listing for "Junior Electrical Estimator". Opportunity will remain open until filled.

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