• Cost Estimator

    Location CA-ON-Scarborough
    # Positions
    1
    Experience (Years)
    3
    Category
    Customer Service
  • Position Description/Company Info

    Legrand has an exciting opportunity for a Cost Estimator to join the Building Control Systems Team in Scarborough, ON. The individual in this role will manage and coordinate customer requirements for custom or large projects from the design stage through the quotation, submittal and production. Particular care is taken to maximize margins.  

     

    About Legrand

    Every day, Legrand brings power, light and data to millions of spaces around the world. Legrand is a global, publicly-traded company listed on the Euronext (Legrand SA EPA: LR) with 36,000 employees worldwide, a market cap of $16B, revenue of more than $5 billion, with products sold in 180 countries. Legrand is listed on the Forbes Global 2000 as one of the world’s best employers. Legrand’s CEO, Gilles Schnepp is one of Harvard Business Review’s best-performing CEOs in the world.  For more information, visit legrand.com.

     

    About Legrand North and Central America

    Legrand North and Central America (LNCA) employs over 5,000 associates in 90 locations, working in 6 product categories (Electrical Wiring Systems, Building Control Systems, AV, Data Communications, Power Distribution and Control, and Lighting).  LNCA offers distinctive benefits like high employer 401K match, above-benchmark paid maternity leave, paid time off to volunteer, and an active women’s network.  LNCA is an employee-centered, growth company with tremendous opportunity.  For more information, visit legrand.us.

     

     

    Visit us at:

    http://www.legrand.us

    http://www.youtube.com/legrandna

    http://www.linkedin.com/company/44580

    http://twitter.com/legrandNA

     

    Equal Opportunity Employer

     

    Qualifications

    Basic Qualifications:   

    • BS in engineering or related technical field or 5 years equivalent experience.
    • Minimun 1 or more years estimating experience. 
    • Ability to read Architectural and Electrical drawings 

    Additional Qualifications:

    •  3 or more years estimating experience preferred
    • Ability to gather data, compile information and prepare reports
    • Excellent math skills with strong attention to detail
    • Critical thinking and ability to use independent judgement
    • Work well under pressure and with tight deadlines
    • Estimating experience or expertise.  Ability to do take offs, and or design support.  Engineering Support.
    • Strong organizational and time management skills, close attention to detail and be able to effectively handle multiple priorities.  Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize, organize and accomplish a diversified work load.
    • Strong computer skills, proficient with Microsoft word, spreadsheet and presentation software, e-mail and meeting management software.  Ability to use internet and web based resources efficiently and effectively. 
    • Auto Cad experience a plus.
    • Must have strong analytical skills and proven ability to effectively research and summarize information in an effective manner.
    • Must have excellent verbal and written communications skills and be able to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization. Must be an effective listener, able to maintain focus extract necessary information and validate understanding of the information.
    • Srong customer service orientation. 
    • Be highly collaborative and able to work in a team based environment.

    Position Attributes

     Main Job Duties:

    • Review tender documents including specifications, drawings and addendums
    • Prepare estimates based on contract bids, drawings and specifications
    • Advice on tendering procedures, examine and analyze tenders
    • Liaise, consult, and communicate with engineers, architects, owners, contractors and project coordinator for accurate estimates
    • Read, interpret and understand contract drawings and specifications. Preparing and maintain bid packages and tender documents
    • Aid Architect and designers during design process to best suit product to specific site conditions 
    • Assisting and instruct customers on product requirements relate to electrical or mechanical aspects of the project
    • Contacting subcontractors and suppliers to ensure adequate scope of work
    • Reviewing and gaining knowledge of the project scope and specifications
    • Performing takeoffs
    • Performing cost estimation
    • Attending site-visits
    • Assisting with bid closings
    • Administers scope changes as required
    • Accountable for accuracy and completeness of tender submissions

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    PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS : The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    Mental Demands

    While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to:

    • Use written and oral communication skills
    • Read and interpret data, information and documents
    • Analyze and solve non-routine and complex office administrative problems
    • Use math and mathematical reasoning
    • Observe and interpret situations
    • Learn and apply new information or skills
    • Perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks
    • Work under intensive deadlines with frequent interruptions
    • Interact with managers, staff, customers, the public and others encountered in the course of work

     

    Physical Demands

    While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to:

    • Sit, walk and stand
    • Talk or hear, both in person and by telephone
    • Use hands repetitively operate standard office equipment
    • Reach with hands and arms; and lift up to 25 pounds
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus 

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