Co-op Design Technician

Electrical / Électrique Toronto, Ontario


Position at Ainsworth

Position Summary: 

Reporting to the Supervisor Engineering & Estimation the role will be responsible for performing day-to-day design tasks related to construction and Ainsworth service offerings with a close view on safety, productivity, and efficiency. Creates and reviews distribution designs and technical aspects of construction projects. Ensure constructability of designs beforehand. Assist in cost estimation efforts for customer quotes, tenders and bids. 


  • Create detailed Electrical and Civil designs of overhead and underground systems for local utility construction projects per applicable standards
  • Review engineering designs and technical drawings
  • Prepare both budgetary and detailed cost estimates, including labour, material and equipment.
  • Perform voltage drop calculations, cable pulling calculations, transformer and feeder loading checks and other analysis as required.
  • Review construction in the field to ensure compliance with designs
  • Review unit pricing projects to maximize project revenue
  • Work with third parties to design make ready work and to facilitate the transfer of joint use attachments.
  • Work with Legal to obtain easements and other access agreements.
  • Field verification of existing site/electrical plant conditions.
  • Prepare cost estimates, bills of material, work orders.
  • Develop and review cost estimation templates, maintain cost database
  • Co-ordinate work with stakeholders (customers, utilities, property managers, and internal groups)
  • Respond to escalated customer complaints to ensure all concerns are addressed
  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures.
  • Perform all job functions in a safe and healthy 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.


  • Currently enrolled in Electrical engineering 3 year diploma or 4/5 year degree co-op program
  • Knowledge of high voltage engineering design and electrical distribution systems concepts
  • Previous engineering design or drafting work experience, will be an asset
  • Proficient in MS Office such as Excel
  • Experience in Microstation V8i or AutoCAD (latest version)
  • Ability to communicate with customers, field staff, reporting staff, co-workers and managers
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Shows critical and creative thinking and problem solving

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, RRSP 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 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.