Senior Electrical Estimator at Toromont Cat Careers

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City: Brampton
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Job ID#: 5367

Reporting To: Systems Retrofit Manager

Through customized engineering, packaging, design and building complete control and switchgear systems with the latest technology, TOROMONT CAT POWER SYSTEMS has become an industry leader in the supply of Generators and Electric Power utilizing Caterpillar engines.   
Do you have high integrity and strong work ethic?  We are seeking a talented a Senior Electrical Estimator is responsible for estimating and costing assigned controls and switchgear projects and as an integral part of the Power Systems team will review specifications, with an engineering and commercial perspective, and develop solutions with the assistance from the various Power Systems market segment teams.  

Key Accountabilities

  • Demonstrate safe and healthy work behaviors at all times in support of Toromont’s Health and Safety Policy, Programs and initiatives
  • Review specifications and balance technical/commercial drivers to meet customer requirements and Company objectives
  • Investigate product applications to recommend course of action best for customer expectations
  • Act as a technical consultant to the team and the customer
  • Generate Common Controls estimate packages and description used for Account Managers and proposals
  • Create technical overview of controls and switchgear options by generating control narratives and single line diagrams
  • Communicate effectively and meet regularly with the team to review projects and workload
  • Manage day-to-day direction from the Controls and Retrofit Manager and Account Managers
  • Prepare cost estimates for bidding purposes aligned with the evaluation of specification and/or customer requirements and agreed upon strategy with the team and submit to customers

Key Qualifications

  • Engineering Degree from accredited University (B.Eng), Certified Engineering Technologist (CET), or combination of Technical Education and experience
  • Safety conscious with 10-15 years demonstrated ability as an Electrical Designer of switchgear and controls
  • Experience in Project Management/Project Costing and knowledge of generators and generator paralleling applications is extremely beneficial
  • Past controls design experience and knowledge of various PLC manufacture platforms such as Allen Bradley, Schneider, GE
  • Attention to detail and ability to manage and balance multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to take ownership and accountability for decisions made
  • Solid business acumen and an ability to balance technical and commercial drivers 
  • Consultative interpersonal and effective communication skills to collaborate with Account Managers, Design Team, Manufacturing, Purchasing and Customers 
  • Strategic with a mindset for continuous improvement, strong organization and planning skills
  • High aptitude for delivering results in a fast-paced, demanding, deadline-driven environment with constantly changing priorities
  • Extremely computer literate with proficiencies in contact management and MS Office Applications as well as the ability to use AutoCAD as required


Toromont Cat is an equal opportunity employer who recognizes and values diversity. Upon request, Toromont is committed to accommodating employees with disabilities.