Electrical Estimating

Participants will develop skills and knowledge to estimate electrical construction projects and prepare a successful bid.

This course is eligible for 5 Gold Seal Credits upon successful completion.

Electrical Estimating will help you:

  • Calculate work quantities from engineering drawings
  • Assemble efficient crews and determine productivity
  • Put into practice effective methods for determining job costs.
  • Use essential formats for clearly estimating equipment, labor, material and other service costs related to completing a project.
  • Assess and decide how a variety of physical site complexities may affect the estimated cost of a project and use methods to counteract these variances.
  • Better identify and interpret general site conditions, special conditions and technical specifications associated with electrical projects.
  • Analyze potential projects and decide on which ones to bid
  • Understand risk analysis and how to price this into a bid
  • Do competitor analysis and understand how this impacts the bid
  • Do client risk analysis and how to price this into bids
  • Record material and other prices and maintain contact lists
  • Formulate a bid strategy
  • Understand how to prepare an estimate and the estimating process
  • Become familiar with Construction Division Codes
  • Understand how to present a bid
  • Be familiar with how to use the bid depository
  • Understand the requirements for bonding and insurance
  • Understand the post-bidding process
  • Communicate with project managers to pass on knowledge of the bid prior to mobilization

CCA Members $599 (+GST) Non-Members $699 (+GST)

Date to be Determined

Additional Details

This course is designed for those interested in becoming electrical estimators and for workers with experience in construction that desire to improve their knowledge of electrical estimating.

This course is delivered in partnership between your local construction association and other associations throughout Western Canada. You’ll be participating in a cohort with industry peers from across these regions.

Troy Henderson is the Chief Estimator for a prominent electrical contractor and is a BC Master Electrician FSR Class A. Troy has been in the electrical industry since the early 1980’s. He has worked on some of the largest electrical projects in BC. In 1999 he moved into the role as an Estimating/Project Manager. He has successfully landed many jobs of all sizes and has a passion to train a new generation of Estimators in ethically securing business for their companies.

Cancellation Policy:

Payment is non-refundable for cancellations made within 5 business days of the course, or non-attendance on the day. Complimentary substitution of another member of your company is accepted. If CCA has to postpone or cancel courses due to insufficient enrolment, CCA will refund the registration fee or, if possible, the attendee may choose to move to an identical session in the future.


Did you know!!  Eligible employers can get government funding to help employees access training opportunities. The Canada-Alberta Job Grant will give you up to 2/3 of the registration fee (up to $10,000/employee/fiscal year) for training. Whether taking one course or a combination of courses, the total training must be a minimum of 21 hours and be completed within 52 weeks.