MEP Estimator

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MEP Estimator
Toronto, Ontario
Reference # CG - 14335

Meridia Recruitment Solutions has partnered with our client, a prestigious construction firm in the US and Canada, to recruit an MEP Estimator.

Our client, an international construction company, is seeking a new team member to continue to grow into diverse market segments within the Canadian marketplace.

Role Description:

Specifically relating to the mechanical and electrical systems:

  • Attend site walks and pre-bid meetings as necessary for project pursuits.
  • Develops and win strategies for bid and proposal submissions.
  • Establish and maintain key relationships with M&E subcontractors to ascertain the strategic advantages for the client.
  • Takes the lead in developing a Conceptual estimate/GMP/ Lump sum/ Design-build bid submission.
  • Acts as a liaison with external consultants and project management organizations to estimate project budget requirements and coordinates tender development process on behalf of clients.
  • Prepare quantity take-offs, analysis, estimates, and studies for all (MEP) System items incorporated in the assigned scope from conceptual design through completed construction documents. Preliminary design work
  • may be required to complete conceptual estimates.
  • Extensive knowledge of key principles involved in bid preparation, including quantity take off procedures, sub-trade procurement, pricing and bid closing procedures.
  • Ability to build an estimate without drawings/specifications.
  • Identifies competitors and understands current market conditions.
  • Ability to identify risk associated with contract/project documents.
  • Solicits pricing from subcontractors and suppliers for labour, equipment and materials, to ascertain the most competitive price while meeting Turner's safety and quality standards.
  • Provides information and guidance to project management staff during contract turnover.
  • Develop working relationships with local (MEP) subcontractors to build and maintain a list of qualified bidders for all projects.
  • Develop working relationships with local material suppliers and equipment vendors to solicit accurate and current pricing of plumbing fixtures, HVAC equipment, piping & sheet metal material, lighting, distribution equipment, low voltage systems, and miscellaneous material pricing.
  • Perform constructability analysis of project documents.
  • Communicate design and constructability issues to the project team in accordance with the project contract.
  • Provide first costs analysis and participate in life cycle analysis with the design team.
  • Work together with operations staff and fellow estimators to ensure that general conditions and requirements items are addressed in the estimate. Including, but not limited to, temporary heating/cooling, electrical, power, and lighting, including estimating electrical and natural gas consumption during construction.
  • Coordinate equipment pricing with Source Blue (Logistics) for (MEP) estimates.
  • Develop a value analysis by defining alternatives to the proposed (MEP) systems, materials, and equipment more cost-efficient.
  • Act as liaison with engineers, design consultants, subcontractors, other staff, and owner's representatives to resolve (MEP) issues related to the project preconstruction efforts.
  • Participate in estimate reviews with the design team and client.
  • Prepare bid recording sheets and scope requisitions for the bidding/procurement of (MEP) systems; coordinating with fellow estimators to eliminate scope gaps and overlaps.
  • Lead the evaluation of subcontractor proposals relative to their scope of work. Determine scope coverage and manage risk of scope gaps.
  • Assist project staff in evaluating large change orders where necessary.
  • Understanding of MCA and NECA rates for MEP Systems.
  • May supervise Assistant MEP Estimators, Estimating Assistants and/or Interns.
  • Gather and analyze (MEP) System bid data for all projects using system breakdown sheets. Maintain a historical cost database of the data.

Your Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering plus a minimum of five to seven years related Mechanical/Plumbing/Fire Protection/Electrical/Technology//LV System (MEP) estimating experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.
  • Experience with delivering projects using CCA5a, CCA5b, CCDC2, CCDC3, and CCDC14 Prime Contracts.
  • PQS designation form the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors is an asset.
  • Gold Seal Certification for the Canadian Construction Association is an asset.
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret contract documents, drawings, specifications, scopes of work and project schedule.
  • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Scopes of work and project schedule: demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills.


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For more information, please contact Cassandra George, a Senior Consultant or
647-888-5199 or Fay Hage, Recruiting Specialist at or 647-480-1709. If you require accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please let Fay Hage know.

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