Highly analytical and accomplished Estimator with deep-rooted expertise in the electrical component of large-scale projects with value up to $14M. Recognized as an integrity-rooted and solutions-oriented leader, driving forward momentum of projects by encouraging a team-wide commitment to transparent and honest estimates. Journeyman tradesperson in multiple trades, able to draw upon a broad background in electrical and glass work, and residential renovation, design and installation work, to meet the complex needs of upcoming projects.
CORE SKILLS & COMPETENCIES
Verbal & Written Communication
Materials & Pricing Research
Contract Risk & Exposure Assessment
Client & Contractor Collaboration
Mentorship & Coaching
Review of Drawings
AREAS OF PROVEN PERFORMANCE
Continue to demonstrate the following skills throughout 10+ year Estimator career:
Estimation: Participate in the preparation and coordination of detailed cost estimates for multimillion dollar electrical construction projects. As a specialist in Electrical estimation, work closely with estimators in mechanical and structural divisions involved in design/build projects. Demonstrate knowledge of Electrical Code to identify potential pitfalls.
Commitment to Safety: Identify all safety and subcontractor elements, determining the need for project resources or contingencies related to potential pitfalls and hazards. Enable management to make decisions on potential new requirements through information and initial electrical estimate.
Flow of Information: Communicate with stakeholders in clear language suited to multidisciplinary structural or civil engineering professionals, and/or secure consultants capable of bridging communication gap.
Business Growth: Participate in, and support, the tendering process for projects in highly competitive environments, providing the foundation of information necessary to create mutually valuable business between company and client.
Network of Professionals: Build and maintain a vast network of trusted suppliers, contractors and subcontracts as leverage points on behalf of companies, ensuring the ideal balance of quality work and cost effectiveness.
Reputation for Success: Maintain a track record of success for completing accurate estimates, enabling companies to retain steady business in highly competitive and challenged industries with no compromise to the end product.
CAREER TIMELINE & SYNOPSIS
CABINET MAKER AB Millwork - Calgary, AB Sep 16,2019 to Present
• Fabrication & assembly of cabinets for Commercial Customers.
• Operation of woodworking equipment and tools, cleaning & maintenance of work area.
• Application of finishes to wood surfaces.
• Application of laminates, veneers & edge treatments to substrates.
• Material Take offs and estimating support as needed.
INSTALL TECHNICIAN Hitch Shop - Calgary, AB July 11, 2017 to Sep 10,2019
• Installation technician in the companies trailer hitch shop.
• Hitch Shop carry’s a large inventory of Trailer Hitches, Fifth wheel packages, and truck accessories for installation.
• Tasked with the procurement and replacement of all of the fluorescent lighting in the warehouse and shop area with LED fixtures. Updating previous panel and circuit revisions to meet CEC requirements. Installation of conduit and wire as needed
CONTRACT ESTIMATOR Concept Electric - Calgary, AB July 11, 2017 to August 20, 2017
Concept required an industrial estimator to assist with the completion of their bid for the Bonnybrook waste treatment plant PH II. The contract was to be completed at the submission of the final proposal in approximately 3 weeks.
• Contract Electrical Estimator. Working with Concepts team, Completed Class 1 estimate for the City of Calgary’s
Bonnybrook waste water expansion project.
CONTRACT ESTIMATOR Pronghorn Controls – Red Deer, AB May 7 to June 16, 2017
Pronghorn required an estimator to assist with the completion of their bid for a De-oiling Project for one of their regular client EPC firms. The estimate was submitted on the due date as well as 2 other smaller projects before the contract was closed.
Electrical Estimator. Completed Class 1 estimates for bid tender purposes.
Contributed to the completion of the De-oiling project for a Pronghorn client.
ESTIMATOR Tri Quest Services – Rockyview, AB Nov 24, 2016 to Feb 17, 2017
Having decided to expand the industrial portion of their business Triquest needed an electrical estimator with industrial experience to supplement the commercial estimator on staff. Projects estimated included a new Calgary remand center, Fuel pump islands for a retail convenience store/gas station complex and a tire manufacturing and warehouse facility.
Electrical Estimator. Completed Class 1 estimates for bid tender purposes.
Company was bidding on all types of commercial construction ranging from stand alone retail outlets to Co-Ed Correctional facilities. They also had a contract for service and maintenance of Rogers server farms.
CONSULTING ESTIMATOR MKA CANADA – Calgary, AB June 1 to August 11, 2016
MKA hired me in anticipation of a surge of requests as a result of the Fort MacMurray wildfire. The expected
surge did not materialize and MKA opted to close my position due to a lack of work. While with MKA I was
assigned projects involving the regional Hospital in Fort MacMurray, Several Lafarge concrete batch plants
damaged by fire, and a condo development that had been destroyed.
Consulting Electrical Estimator. Responsible for the electrical portion of class 3 estimates.
Incorporated Electrical material and labor elements into the companies estimating tool using the RS means catalog to apply industry standard divisions.
SENIOR ESTIMATOR Stealth Energy Services – Calgary, AB 2013 – 2015
While with Stealth the majority of the estimates were for modular units destined for the Alberta Oil patch. These included; Modular E-houses containing motor control centers and switchgear, Generator modules containing Stealth supplied and installed prime movers and synchronizing equipment, Compressor skids for gas service, Instrument Air modules suitable for a mining environment. Noise control and mitigation solutions.
Served as the sole Electrical Estimator within the Applications department, a branch of the Sales division. Held authority over the pricing database, and updated pricing on a job-by-job basis. Applied a stringent approach to ensure the fresh and appropriate pricing of specific commodities.
Developed a standardized process/program using Excel to create a price for electrical estimates, enabling sustainable and consistent completion of estimates.
SENIOR ESTIMATOR ABB Bermac – Calgary, AB 2012 – 2013
At ABB Bermac the majority of work was estimating the supply of modular units as described in the previous notes for Stealth. ABB also had a field construction component and estimates were produced for the completion of Industrial facilities at remote locations and on customers existing sites.
Held authority as the only estimator in Calgary, consistently meeting estimation deadlines, and proactively communicating with internal stakeholders to support business/client relations.
Communicated with diverse teams of Estimators from Calgary office, maintaining contact with in-field Estimators on a remote basis. Navigated the highly complex business and operating culture of this company comprised of the unique ABB and Bermac entities.
SENIOR ESTIMATOR Independent Electric – Calgary, AB 2011 – 2012
Independent electric did most of their work in the field through a number of branch offices. Estimating Capitol projects as well as operations and maintenance projects. Many of the estimates were produced for Nexen a major Independent client.
Completed multiple electrical estimates for oil-patch projects, while additionally mentoring Junior Estimators. Created meaningful growth, ownership, enthusiasm and discussion around the estimating process.
SENIOR ESTIMATOR Tarpon Energy Services – Calgary, AB 2008 – 2011
Entered this role to populate the company’s new Accubid software with a data set reflecting the specifications, availability and providers of various industry resources.
Effectively input 58,000+ individual entries, with each entry rooted in research on the specific products and their engineering data.
Transitioned to an estimation role over oil/gas facility projects, notably working with a junior estimator during estimation for the historic Canadian leg of the Keystone Pipeline.
Earlier Noteworthy Career Timeline:
Electrical Estimator Syntech – Calgary, AB 2004 – 2008
Electrical Supervisor Pyramid Electric Corp. – Nisku, AB 1996 – 2008
FORMAL CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Journeyman Electrician, Red Seal Endorsement Since 1998
Journeyman Glazier Since 1987
WHMIS Stealth Energy Services 2013
Code of Conduct Advanced SAI Global 2012
Anti-Bribery – Advanced ABB 2012
Project Risk Management Levels 1-3 ABB 2012
Basic Safety Awareness Independent Electric 2011
Confined Space Entry Leduc Safety Service 2003
Confined Space Critical Operating Procedure Global Training Centre 2003
Trimble/Accubid (Certified Proficient) MS Excel MS Word MS Outlook Lotus Notes Adobe Acrobat Pro Bluebeam