Electrical Estimator/FSR – Burnaby, BC


As part of an integrated project team, the Electrical Estimator/FSR will report to the Lead Electrical Engineer. They will be asked to perform the following:


  • Participating in electrical design and constructability reviews for the following:
    • Medium voltage electrical transformation and distribution systems
    • Low voltage electrical distribution systems
    • Small power
    • Lighting
    • Emergency and Exit lighting
    • Fire alarm
    • Grounding
    • Emergency backup systems (Generator, UPS)
  • Interpreting engineering specifications, resolving design and field engineering difficulties and coordinating work schedules;
  • Developing, coordinating and preparing project specifications;
  • Co-ordinating with equipment manufacturers and suppliers;
  • Supporting development of construction cost estimates;
  • Supporting the electrical team with electrical designs and specifications that optimise installation cost;
  • Coordination and execution of construction administration activities;
  • Reviewing shop drawings for conformity with equipment specifications;
  • Supporting positive client interactions and business development activities;
  • Mentoring junior E.I.T.’s and providing training;
  • Working collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary design team.

Key Requirements:

  • Graduation from a recognised Electrical Trade School with a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in electrical contracting and estimation;
  • Current registration or eligibility to register as a Class A FSR in BC;
  • Professional Engineer designation in BC would be an asset;
  • Professional work experience as an electrician and estimator for projects in the agri-food, pharmaceutical or food and beverage industries. Industrial Automation experience would be an asset.  Other industry experience may be considered depending on skills and experience;
  • Strong oral and written communications skills with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Ability to travel to project sites (primarily located in the lower mainland with fewer locations outside B.C.);
  • Experienced in leading and managing electrical installation projects, proposals, on-site commissioning, and/or power system studies in a fast-paced environment;
  • Strong knowledge of local, Provincial and National regulations and standards related to electrical design;
  • Good knowledge of electrical utility standards and design criteria.

Laporte offers a competitive salary and benefits and an environment that promotes accountability and professional growth.

Laporte is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, and persons with disabilities. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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