Sr. Estimator (HVAC)

HVAC / CVAC Surrey, British Columbia


If you thrive in a team-oriented workplace that challenges your skills, to drive your career development, embraces diversity and rewards innovation, with competitive pay and great employee programs, join the Ainsworth team today!

Position Summary:

Ainsworth is currently looking to add an experienced, self-motivated individual to our team as an HVAC Project Manager / Estimator responsible for a wide range and variety of commercial plumbing/HVAC projects throughout Surrey as we prepare for growth in 2019.

If you are looking for a new opportunity to join a leading and successful company and be valued for your contributions, we encourage you to apply today! Submit (in confidence) your cover letter and resume including your qualifications and experience.



  • Manage and provide leadership for safety, environment, and quality programs and policies.
  • Ensure monthly cost forecasting is completed accurately for all their projects, complete with the PM checklist.
  • Accurate and on time billings to ensure positive cash flow.
  • Price and negotiate all changes in scope on projects underway.
  • Monitor and manage the construction schedule to ensure that manpower requirements are known in advance of work activity.
  • Ensure that the correct material and equipment is available to the tradesmen to avoid on-site inefficiencies.
  • Assume responsibility for work outcomes and results of other workers.
  • Build and maintain customer and supplier/vendor relationships.
  • Represent the company in project meetings and attend strategy meetings.
  • Prepare contracts and negotiate revisions, changes, and additions to contractual agreements with consultants, clients, suppliers, and subcontractors.
  • Evaluate potential projects to bid and new areas of opportunity.
  • Estimates for tenders, change orders, and miscellaneous projects.
  • Complete take-offs from mechanical drawings
  • Project management.
  • Purchase materials.
  • Ensure foremen are clear on the scope of contract.
  • Communicate well with foremen to ensure labor, equipment, and material needs are being met and the schedule is on track.
  • Be present at project sites and meetings as needed.
  • Maintain good relationships with employees, clients, engineers, suppliers, subcontractors, and the public.
  • Manage workload and be proactive to avoid “last minute” stress.



  • 8-10 years of relevant HVAC/R experience preferably in a commercial setting.
  • Minimum 5 years of successful mechanical PM experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of mechanical estimating experience.
  • PMP certification is an asset.
  • Ability to read and understand project specifications, drawings & details.
  • Commercial mechanical estimating & project management experience.
  • Solid knowledge of BC Building Codes
  • Good knowledge of safety requirements.
  • Competent using Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, Outlook.
  • Strong communication and writing skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and paper flow management.
  • Friendly attitude and good communication skills.
  • Local industry knowledge and relationships are assets
  • High School degree, diploma, or a GED equivalent qualification from a certified college.
  • Post-Secondary education a definite asset. Life-long learner attitude a must.
  • HVAC Trade Qualification an asset.


Schedule: Full Time

Shift: N/A

Length of Contract: N/A

Work Location: Surrey 

While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Ainsworth is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. Qualified designated group members are encouraged to apply as any reasonable accommodation of qualifications will be considered as per our Accommodation Policy, available upon request.

Ainsworth is an integrated multi-trade company, offering end-to-end services and solutions for all asset maintenance and refurbishment requirements of our customers. We are continually striving to create better and more advanced products as well as provide the highest quality service. We are rapidly growing and need talented professionals to help drive our vision at becoming the best multi-trade company in the country! Join us…. Make a difference.

l Team Oriented Environment l Competitive compensation l Performance Based Bonuses l Paid Training Program l Group Benefits Plan l Promote-from-within Policy l Vacation Policy l State-of-the-Art Equipment and Tools l Exposure to Cutting Edge Technology l