Applications Technologist

Building Automation / Automatisation du bâtiment Nanaimo, Canada


Position at Ainsworth

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, a subsidiary of GDI, team today!

Position Summary:

As a core member of our projects, our Application Technologist work closely with our Project Managers, field technicians, sales team, clients and our vendors. In addition to designing, developing and testing programs, you will be required to complete assignments to high customer satisfaction, and within budgetary guidelines. 


  • Involved with project turnover meetings with the Project Manager and sales, to gather all information needed to conduct Engineering.
  • Designs and develops panel layouts, network layouts, wiring diagrams per customer and/or company standards utilizing Ainsworth engineering tools as required.
  • Selects materials including DDC modules, field sensing and control devices, dampers and valves to meet the Project requirements, specifications, codes and customer standards. 
  • Submits material order forms for all Project required materials along with detailed, “When needed” dates to ensure all project deadlines are met.
  • Develops the Project “commissioning checklist” for Project startup, checkout and commissioning.
  • The major key success factor for this role is the completion of each assignment with a goal of high PM/Customer satisfaction, scope & specification compliance and achieving the budgetary guidelines
  • Utilizes Ainsworth or customer standard programs for designing assigned Projects. The goal is to utilize standard Ainsworth / HTML5 graphics / programs whenever possible (built library) and modify, enhance as needed.
  • Functional tests all programming to ensure compliance with specified sequences of operation and that system performance aligns with industry standards and project specs.
  • Maintains personal accessibility. Communicate to all field technicians, office sales and all Ainsworth employees as well as clients\vendors at the highest levels possible.
  • Work with the Project Manager to ensure timely issuance of as-built documents and any project-specific close out documents required by specification or contract.
  • Maintains knowledge of all Delta hardware, software, tools and applications.
  • Analyzes and advises owners and contractors regarding appropriate control application strategy and available options.
  • Locates and uses resources on issues that are beyond personal technical expertise.
  • Actively participates in team and Engineering meetings, is open to the free exchange of ideas and concepts and contributes input and feedback to the management team members in a constructive manner.
  • Works within a cross functional environment to drive improvements in company processes and methods to improve its ability to meet the mission statement.
  • Establishes and maintains a positive team relationship with co-workers and provides benefit of experience and positive feedback to co-workers while accepting that of others.


  • Ability to provide strong leadership skills to support direct and indirect reports and broader business directives.
  • Possess strong understanding of HVAC Control Systems to accurately appraise existing BAS systems components, evaluate general site conditions, and recommend the most applicable system or technical solution
  • Demonstrate an excellent understanding of the entire Building Technology offering.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, presentation, technical, and financials abilities
  • Working experience with Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint software programs and energy related tools
  • Strong leadership qualities and the ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • The ability to work in a complex fast paced environment, dealing with multiple projects and clients
  • Experience working with other consultants and contractors, and coordination of integrated projects.
  • Knowledgeable regarding governing building, electrical and mechanical codes, ASHRAE, and NFPA standards
  • Display strong sense of urgency and ability to prioritize tasks.
  • A valid Driver's License with own vehicle is required 

The annual gross base salary range is $60,000 - $95,000. This range represents the anticipated low and high end of the salary for this position. This role is also eligible to receive an annual bonus that aligns with individual and company performance. Actual salaries will vary and are based on factors such as a candidate’s qualifications, skills, and competencies. Salary is one component of the Ainsworth total compensation package, which includes short-term incentives, multiple health insurance options, and life insurance, to name a few! 

Why work at Ainsworth?

Ainsworth is growing at an unprecedented rate and to help attract and retain top talent, we provide benefits on your first day with us. We offer a wide variety of benefits including the following:  

Benefits: Comprehensive health, dental and medical benefits, including wellness supports, RSP matching and generous vacation 

Rewards: Service milestones and peer recognition plus Employee Discounts and Incentives 

Flexibility: Hybrid working models, where applicable 

Diversity: An inclusive organization that embraces diversity and belonging; work in a great team atmosphere with future potential for promotion within company 


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

Ainsworth, a subsidiary of GDI, 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, a subsidiary of GDI, is an integrated multi-trade company, offering an 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.