Building Automation Sales Estimator

Building Automation / Automatisation du b√Ętiment Surrey, British Columbia


Position at ESC Automation

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:

This role will do construction estimating, site visits, and meet with contractors and consultants.

  • Interpret project documentation and develop Building Automation/Building Control design basis and cost estimates.
  • Work with the account manager to provide written responses to “Request for Proposals” (RFP), quotes, and/or specification clarifications.
  • Occasionally meet with consultants and owner groups to understand project scope, provide budgets and /or develop project specifications.
  • Understand project delivery and provide solutions both within controls scope and other areas outside of our typical scope.
  • Instill customer’s confidence in the solutions that ESC Automation provides.
  • Build and maintain good working relationship with contractors, vendors and service team members.
  • Ability to read and understand mechanical drawings, blueprints, construction plans and written specifications
  • Experience in estimating labour and material costs for controls projects
  • Exceptional communication skills; strong oral and written skills
  • Keep up to date on new Delta and other controls products
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies
  • Prior field and/or sales experience related to automation/controls. A working knowledge of all facets of construction including mechanical, electrical, plumbing systems and knowledge with the operation of HVAC systems, electrical systems (at least one of these)
  • Positive attitude towards customers and employees
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to travel to customer sites
  • Have a valid driver's license
  • Have Full-time access to own vehicle for site and customer visits (vehicle allowance provided)


Must have working knowledge of all typical computer programs used in this work environment such as MS Office, Vista and/or Windows 7 (MS Word, Excell, Powerpoint and Outlook). Blue Beam software as a plus.

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

ESC Automation Inc. (an Ainsworth company) is the largest Delta Controls partner in North America, with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, New York, Seattle, Portland, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Toronto. For more than 3 decades, ESC Automation Inc. has offered dependable and user-friendly building control solutions to commercial, healthcare, education, and leisure buildings vertical markets. As industry leaders, our track record includes delivering the world’s first fully integrated native BACnet building solution encompassing HVAC, Lighting and Access products.

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