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Estimator Job

Who are we?

An innovation leader in energy management solutions, Distech Controls provides unique building management technologies and services that optimize energy efficiency and comfort in buildings, while reducing operating costs.  We deliver Innovative Solutions for Greener Buildings™ through our passion for innovation, quality, customer satisfaction, and sustainability. The company serves multiple market segments through its worldwide business divisions, service offices and a superior network of Authorized Partners. Distech Controls, Inc. is a subsidiary of Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc. For more information visit www.distech-controls.com

Why join Distech Controls Inc ?

•    Innovative company, dynamic workplace, open-minded and rapidly evolving company
•    Modern working environment designed for our employees
•    Indoor and outdoor bistro areas, lounges, hot and cold drink stations and fresh fruit daily
•    Continuous professional development program
•    Numerous benefits, including an annual performance bonus, group insurance and an RRSP program
•    5 floating days and 3 weeks of vacation from the first year (cumulative)
•    Reward programs
•    LEED certified building
•    Table football and ping pong tables
•    Located near the Dix30 district
•    An on-site gym
•    Accessible transportation services, including an OPUS card reader on site
•    Frozen meal prepared by culinary chefs


What will be your role?

We are presently recruiting for an Estimator who will work in collaboration with the Operations & Account Management teams. You will be responsible to develop cost estimates for materials and labor based on conceptual or detailed job designs and specifications. You will assist the Sales, Operations & Account Management team with the development of proposals for large and/or multi-site building automation projects.  You will work with sales, operations, and engineering teams, and at times with customers to understand and/or develop the scope of work that will be awarded.


Reporting to the General Manager, the Estimator will be responsible for delivering a high level of consistency in estimating and conceptual project design and layout of our Strategic Account Customer projects.


What will you do?

  • Leads or supports detailed estimating of projects. Validates assumptions made during project design or proposal phase. Builds a detailed cost estimate and scope of work for assigned projects in conjunction with Sales, Operations, and Account Management Team.
  • Utilizes / develops specialized functional expertise as a project development team member.
  • Assists in preparing proposals and other customer communication documents.
  • Performs detailed estimating analysis to quantify cost savings or other cost benefits.
  • Identify risk areas in the project installation design or project specifications to sales and/ or operations.
  • Performs on-site data collection at customer facilities where required to perform estimating detailed development tasks.
  • Assist team with sourcing and evaluating pricing for electrical and other subcontractors as well as sourcing of equipment from 3rd party vendors/suppliers.
  • Assists in presentations of proposals as required.
  • Participates in turnover meetings with Operations and Engineering to ensure project scope and objectives, timeline and customer requirements are properly understood.
    Which candidate profile are we looking for?
  • A minimum of three to five (3-5) years of experience in building automation, building systems and/or HVAC field. Entry level function-specific licenses or certifications preferred (e.g., Fundamental of Engineering Certification for Engineering related roles, etc.)..
  • Have a good understanding of Building Automation Systems and HVAC systems.  Knowledge of lighting, fire, lift and security systems a plus.
  • Possess strong analytical capabilities and ability to manage tasks associated with development of projects. Fully competent in analysis and assessment of facility systems.
  • Strong computer skills, including an excellent understanding of MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and MS Project.
  • Works effectively in team settings and displays leadership. Has good written and verbal communication skills and is comfortable working in customer-facing situations.
  • Knowledge of building, electrical and mechanical codes, standards and regulations.
  • Keeps abreast of all relevant developments and innovations in the Building Automation field including best practice methodologies.
  • Self-direction in identifying and suggesting training opportunities.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time.
  • Requires a valid passport.
  • Requires a valid driver’s license in good standing, and clean driving record
  • Requires a vehicle
  • Subject to security information disclosure highly sensitive projects.
Req ID:  1883
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