Electrical Estimator

Electrical / Électrique Dartmouth, 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 team today!

Position Summary:

The Electrical Estimator will be responsible for responding to tenders, bid request or Requests for Quotation (RFQs) in the industrial, commercial and institutional market by developing accurate, complete and competitive estimates. 


  • Conducting a thorough review of specifications and drawings & developing thorough material take-offs and labour take-offs.  
  • Coordinating price packages with suppliers, subcontractors, owners, designers and architects regarding tenders/bid requests.  
  • Review of the estimate with the Project Manager(s), Service Managers and/or Foreman to ensure all in agreement with labour, material, equipment and subcontracting costs  
  • Completing a Bid No Bid form for submission to a committee to review for certain bid thresholds and ensure that the BnB is entered into the CRM, for tracking.  
  • Preparing tenders by quantifying, organizing and tabulating all material, equipment, labour, and subcontract costs needed to complete the project.  
  • Liaise with procurement to assist in the obtaining pricing on aspects of the estimate  
  • Participating in site review, tender review, tender hand-off, project closing and operational/sector meetings with the Regional Manager, Project Manager, Service Manager and Purchasing when and where required.  
  • Prepare risk review for the PM and/or SM to assist in the collaborative review of the prepared estimate.  
  • Providing assistance to the sales force in developing proposals may be required.  
  • Review tender closing documents and obtain signed/sealed, bonding/insurance certificates, etc.  
  • Follow up with tenders with general contractors and owners to get bid results.  
  • Track all bids, proposals in excel sheet and submit to Project Admin for entry into the CRM Tool.  
  • Participate in weekly estimating reviews of closings, opportunities, work load, etc.  
  • Meet monthly and yearly quotas.
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Minimum 10 years of estimating experience in a trade background or degree/diploma in electrical or Mechanical engineering or technology.  
  • Proficiency with estimation software.  
  • Trade Certificate would be a great asset.  
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills.  
  • Ability to communicate effectively both written and verbal is essential.  
  • Proven ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet strict deadlines.   


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.

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