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Mechanical Estimator

Website Ashton Plumbing & Air

We are currently hiring for a Mechanical Estimator (New Construction) to join our growing Commercial Team! If you have 3 years experience as a project manager and have experience in industrial, commercial, and institutional (ICI) new construction, we would love to hear from you!

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Mechanical Estimator (New Construction)

Ashton’s Mechanical division has reached unprecedented growth and we are expanding our operation to support it. We are currently hiring for a Mechanical Estimator(New Construction) to join our growing Mechanical Construction Division! The successful candidate should be comfortable working in a fast-paced organization and be a resourceful self-starter. The ideal candidate is results-driven and is looking to contribute to a team that is positive, forward-thinking, and motivated by the success of everyone within the organization. This position is permanent, full-time, and reports directly to the Construction Manager.

Watch this video to learn more about our story: https://youtu.be/9ZUCrS_1pSA

Compensation & Perks

  • Starting wage of $110k-120k, dependent on combination of relevant education and experience
  • Incentive and bonus plans
  • 3 weeks paid vacation to start
  • Extended health and dental benefits
  • 5% RRSP matching available after 1 year of employment
  • Weekly lunch subsidy & snacks
  • Paid training to support continuous growth and to encourage promotion and advancement within the company
  • Company insurance for personal tools
  • Work anniversary gift & birthday gift
  • Pancake and food truck breakfasts, BBQ lunches
  • Company sponsored team building events including weekend fishing trips, baseball games, golf tournaments, go karting, paintball, mani-pedis, and an annual Christmas party
  • Dog friendly office – yes you can bring Fido!

About Ashton Mechanical Group

Ashton is a leading provider of Mechanical Construction and Service. Our professional teams work throughout the Lower Mainland providing advanced mechanical solutions in the areas of ICI new construction, TI projects, Commercial and Residential service, maintenance, and installations. Celebrating more than 35 years in business, Ashton has built a successful and reputable brand through reliable service, quality workmanship, and a commitment to customer satisfaction. We recognize each member of our team. Since its inception, Ashton has achieved high staff retention due to employee satisfaction and work culture initiatives that create a healthy work/life balance. Ashton is proud to be an active member of our local community with involvement in various philanthropic and socially responsible initiatives.

To learn more about who we are check out our website: https://www.ashtonmechanical.ca/


  • Estimate plumbing/HVAC/mechanical material, labour, sub and permit costs for bids, tenders and other opportunities
  • With support from the Construction Manager, coordinate the entire tender process with clients, subcontractors, vendors and suppliers
  • Participate in bid review meetings, prepare estimates for review and administer final bid process, ensuring deadlines are adhered to
  • Evaluate tender opportunities and identify risks and opportunities, submit recommendations to the management team
  • Utilize best practices to ensure competitiveness and enhance our existing tendering process
  • Perform pre-tender site walkthroughs
  • Analyze drawings and specifications
  • Consult and communicate with engineers, architects, owners, GC’s
  • Create and issue quotes/proposal submission documents
  • Review contract documents including general conditions, tender form, drawings, and required price breakdowns
  • Participate in turnover meetings with the project team for awarded projects, and assist in creating preliminary budgets and schedules
  • Assist with change order pricing when asked
  • Maintain a healthy relationship with external suppliers, consultants, clients and end users, as well as internal Project Managers & Coordinators, and Construction Manager, and field technicians
  • Populate tender management software, prepare bid result analysis and other reporting relating to estimating
  • Other duties to support your team

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 years mechanical contracting estimating experience within the ICI sector
  • Post-secondary degree in construction management, mechanical engineering; or a combination of relevant education and experience would be an asset
  • Red Seal Plumbing Certification or related field experience is an asset
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Project)
  • Proficiency with an estimating software is required; proficiency in Trimble Auto-Bid is an asset
  • Proficiency in Procore is preferred
  • Excellent ability to read and interpret engineering drawings (including but not limited to electrical, mechanical, plumbing IFCs/IFTs)
  • Exceptional communication and teamwork skills – must be able to work well with customers, suppliers, management, and coworkers
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and to make decisions using sound judgement
  • Potential for future hybrid remote work

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $110,000.00-$120,000.00 per year


  • Casual dress
  • Company car
  • Company events
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Discounted or free food
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • RRSP match
  • Vision care

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • French not required


  • 8 hour shift

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay
  • Overtime pay

Application question(s):

  • Do you have experience using Trimble Autobid?
  • Do you have experience using Procore?
  • Do you have established relationships with general contractors and construction managers in the Lower Mainland?


  • ICI estimating: 2 years (required)


  • Canadian Residency or Valid Canadian Work Permit (required)
  • Red Seal in plumbing or another related trade (preferred)

Work Location: In person

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