Senior Estimator, Mechanical

Sara Shaw

PML Professional Mechanical Ltd. is Western Canada’s leading company for plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and fire protection. From major construction projects to regular service work to the safety provided by our fire protection division, we approach our work with an industry-leading commitment to excellence and a keen awareness of our customers’ business needs.

We are seeking a Senior Estimator to join our team at our Head Office located in Coquitlam, BC. The Senior Estimator will analyze and prepare estimates on a wide variety of construction projects. Accurately estimate the direct and indirect competitive costs of compiling a project within a scheduled timeline. And to provide material and labour costs for change orders on projects currently awarded to PML.

The goal is to provide the company with accurate information that will help in operations and strategic planning. Acquiring an understanding of the requirements of the project/program at hand and select metrics to produce valid estimates. Visit sites, warehouses and other venues to gather essential information.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare estimates of accurate costs of materials, labour and equipment, and subcontracts for construction projects based on contract documents, quotations, schematic drawings and specifications.
  • To carry out estimating for Mechanical projects – internal and external clients.
  • Provide assistance to the Design Build team as required.
  • Maintain and build relationships with clients and sub-trades.
  • Provide material and labour take offs for SIs on projects currently underway by PML.
  • Prepares construction budget by studying plans, updating specifications; identifying and projecting costs for each elevation.
  • Obtains bids from vendors and subcontractors by specifying materials; identifying qualified subcontractors; negotiating price.
  • Maintains cost keys and price masters by updating information.
  • Resolves cost discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information.
  • Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Maintains quality service by following organization standards.
  • Maintains continuity among corporate, division, and local work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Understand and establish the requirements of potential clients by reviewing architectural and mechanical drawings and specifications.
  • Analyze drawings and accurately determine the probable quantity of materials, labour and equipment required.
  • Prepare reports and analysis pertinent to construction estimating as requested by management.
  • Obtaining and negotiating prices from suppliers and subcontractors for required materials and services.
  • Compile information to prepare estimates of projects probable costs based on contract bids, quotations, tender drawings and specifications.
  • Prepare and maintain a directory of suppliers, contractors and subcontractors.
  • Prepare economic feasibility studies on changes or adjustments to estimate costs.
  • Prepare tender documents such as bill of quantities; invitations and submissions for sub trades; request for quotes on equipment; formatting list of tender inclusions and exclusions; and all requests for information and addenda.
  • Developing knowledge relevant to specification conditions and their applications.
  • Ensure a safe, supportive and productive work environment between yourself, your communication channels, and all the members of the team.
  • Support, promote and contribute to the continuous improvement of business operations and relationships, support and develop team members by mentoring.


  • 10 years+ of estimating work experience in the mechanical contracting industry
  • Fully understand the Contractual Obligations of a Mechanical Contractor
  • Understand the costs of Project Bonding
  • QuickPen AutoBid Mechanical Estimating software
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office applications in particular – MS Project, MS Excel, MS Outlook, along with ability to quickly learn new applications
  • Ability to close jobs
  • Ability to read and interpret plans and technical specifications
  • Ability to manage vendor relationships and performance
  • Knowledge of WorkSafeBC regulations
  • Able to interact and communicate effectively, both written and oral
  • Attention to detail and accuracy is a must
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize

At PML Professional Mechanical Ltd, we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an equal-opportunity employer and value the unique perspectives and experiences that each individual brings. We encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply and join our team. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please email your resume and cover letter to We look forward to hearing from you and exploring the potential of working together to achieve great things.

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