Mechanical Estimator

Plumbing/Mechanical / Plomberie / Mécanique 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!

Job Summary:

Mechanical Estimator supports the department by preparing tenders and quotations to be submitted to clients and contractors. The Mechanical Estimator prepares tender prices from engineered drawings and the bill of materials supplied by the client. 


  • 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 Regional Manager Atlantic. 
  • 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 years’ experience in mechanical systems or construction.
  • Excellence in teamwork, professionalism, integrity, fiscal responsibility, and a customer focused mentality.
  • Exhibits strong business acumen, skills and maturity and the ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to read and understand construction drawings and contract documents.
  • Proven ability in accurately estimating mechanical projects.
  • Highly developed organizational and planning skills, time management skills and written/oral communications skills

 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 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.