Estimator BAS

Building Automation / Automatisation du b√Ętiment Dartmouth, Nova Scotia


 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:

Under the direction of the Operations Manager, the BAS Estimator supports the department by preparing tenders and quotations to be submitted to clients and contractors. The BAS Estimator prepares tender prices from engineered drawings and the bill of materials supplied by the client. The incumbent is responsible for the accuracy of the quantity take-off and assembling all other costs of the work. This includes the application of overhead, profit, and setting the proposal language or “Terms and Conditions” related to the scope of work being priced. 



  • Prepare work to be estimated by gathering proposals, blueprints, specifications, and related documents.
  • Identify labor, material, and time requirements by studying proposals, blueprints, specifications, and related documents.
  • Compute costs by analyzing labor, material, and time requirements.
  • Obtain bids from vendors and subcontractors by specifying materials; identifying qualified subcontractors.
  • Resolve discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information.
  • Present prepared estimate by assembling and displaying numerical and descriptive information.
  • Maintain cost data base by entering and backing up data.
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Attend pre-bid meetings for clarification
  • Attend pre-tender meetings
  • Track estimates against actual costs and analyze for possible improvements to processes
  • Revise bid packages and prepare addendums as needed
  • Manage small projects
  • Provide Project Coordination and support to the Operations Manager. 
  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures
  • Perform all job functions in a safe and healthful manner, abiding by and in accordance with all applicable Health, Safety and Environmental company policies and government legislation/regulations
  • Adhere to the Company’s Quality System operating procedures
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Management



  • 5 to 10 years of experience in BAS Estimating
  • Graduate from the Civil Engineering/Technologist/Construction Management programs
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Capable of reading and understanding construction drawings and documents
  • Sound computer skills – MS Excel/Lotus, MS Word, Accubid Pro
  • Strong communication skills – oral and written
  • Self-motivated with good organizational skills
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure
  • Ability to work with others as a team


Schedule: Full Time

Shift: N/A

Length of Contract: N/A

Work Location: Halifax

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.

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