Iconic Power Systems is experiencing steady growth as we continue to build long-term relationships with existing clients and foster relationships with new clients by providing them with consistently high-quality products and services.

If you are motivated by innovation, growth, teamwork, and complete client satisfaction, we have a career for you.

We offer an attractive remuneration package including health and RRSP benefits.


The Estimator creates a culture of winning. At Iconic Power Systems we hate losing! The Estimator will work with the Estimating Manager and Proposal Coordinator to ensure that all aspects of the bid proposal are of superior quality including the look, feel, and accuracy of the quoted work. They will work with subcontractors and suppliers to ensure we obtain the most competitive price for an accurately defined SOW or BOM. The Estimator must work closely with the Estimating Manager, Project Managers, Construction Managers, HSSE Manager, Quality Manager, VP of Business Development, CEO and President to coordinate the inputs and review for all proposals. Once a proposal is awarded the Estimator will work with the Estimating Manager to organize the handover to the project teams.


  • PSE designation is preferred.
  • Formal estimating training from a recognized technical institute is considered an asset.
  • InDesign and Accubid training considered an asset.
  • 5+ years’ experience estimating and proposal management experience.
  • 10+ years of construction or field engineering experience working primarily in High Voltage Substation environments.


  • Advanced experience in managing multiple proposals and estimates at the same time.
  • Knowledge of substation construction and ability to utilize knowledge for material take-offs.
  • Able to develop client specific templates/proposals (Hydro One, ENMAX, AltaLink, ATCO, EPCOR) to provide IPS a competitive advantage.
  • Capable of developing estimates based on drawings and scopes of work.
  • Capacity to resolve complex issues in a timely manner.
  • Ability to build relationships with clients, suppliers, and vendors.
  • Superior ability to meet tight deadlines and multi-task.
  • Able to develop project schedules based on proposal details.



  • Prepares quotations and proposals using standard templates using Accubid, InDesign and Microsoft Office software.
  • Review scope of work and develop assumptions, clarifications, and exceptions for the project.
  • Prepares accurate estimates of costs of materials, labour, and equipment for construction projects based on contract bids, quotations, schematic drawings, and specifications to be reviewed by Management prior to submission.
  • Assist in the development of a project schedule with Microsoft Project.
  • Handover awarded proposals to project team.
  • Produce estimates based on collected contractual data for: Substation construction and EPC projects.
  • Accountable for all aspects of the estimate/proposal.
  • Prepare/review tender documents.
  • Prepare subcontractor lists and invitations to bid.
  • Review and equalize subcontractor and vendor quotes.
  • Provide Estimating Manager support for pre/post/awarded bid meetings.
  • Work with Procurement Manager to ensure all suppliers and contractors are pre-qualified.
  • Work with proposal team to ensure all proposal requirements/inputs are delivered.
  • Maintaining relationships with vendors, suppliers, and subcontractors.


  • Engages in conflict resolution and works with managers, staff, and clients to resolve project scope clarification issues.
  • Attends regular tactical and strategic meetings as required.
  • Attends all project-relevant meetings such as project handoff, kick-offs, and reviews.
  • Obtain feedback from project teams regarding proposal budgets vs project actuals to help improve bid accuracy.
  • Support the development of large complex change orders from time to time.
  • Ensuring every team member gets home safely.
  • Ensuring all Iconic proposals are accurate and are delivered on time and have superior quality.

Personal Characteristics

  • Safety – We go home safe every night.
  • Integrity – Around here our word means something.
  • Quality – Our quality stands on its own.
  • Accountability- We provide solutions, not problems.
  • Teamwork – Great people working together.
  • You have a calm demeanour and thrive in high-stress situations. You possess a nimble mind – You can think on your feet and resolve issues quickly.
  • Capable of implementing a culture of winning. We win the projects we want to win.
  • You are someone people rely on. You are responsible and dependable.
  • Leadership – willingness to lead, take charge and offer opinions.


  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • This position is a mix of office and field visits. A small portion of this position’s time will require field visits to assist in proposal development.

Additional Information

  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All staff may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time.
  • You will work in an office environment and will spend time visiting work and proposal sites.

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