E.S. Fox Limited
  • Niagara Falls, ON, CAN
  • Full Time


Established in 1934 as a small plumbing and heating company, E.S. Fox Limited today is recognized as a pre-eminent Canadian multi-trade Industrial, Commercial, Institutional and Nuclear constructor and fabricator. E.S. Fox Limited works in the industries of oil and gas, petrochemical, mining, pulp and paper, steel, automotive, pharmaceutical, casinos, hotels, hospitals, schools, and themed entertainment.

The company is headquartered in Niagara Falls, Ontario, and maintains full-service regional offices in Hamilton, Toronto, Port Robinson, Oshawa, Tiverton, Kingston, Sudbury, and Thunder Bay.

With a strong commitment to health, safety, and the protection of the environment, E.S. Fox Limited has earned a reputation as a people-first, environmentally conscious, socially responsible constructor.

The Niagara Falls, ON head office is looking for a hardworking, detail-oriented and professional Systems Administrator to join our Information Technology team. Please note that this is an office-based position.


A rewarding career opportunity in the thriving construction industry. We provide great benefits including a comprehensive health and dental benefits package, Group RSP, as well as competitive compensation.


The Systems Administrator responsibilities will focus on the support, analysis, design, development, implementation and securing of IT servers, networks and storage. In addition to project related work, this position also serves as backline support for infrastructure related end user technical issues escalated from the Helpdesk.


  • All E.S. Fox Limited computer users
  • E.S. Fox Limited Management, Project Managers and Project (Job Site) Staff


  • Perform daily monitoring of Windows servers, physical and those running on VMware vSphere, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups
  • Repair and recover from hardware and/or OS failures, coordinating with IT Operations Manager
  • Apply OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities. Configure/add new services as necessary
  • Perform routine audits of systems and software
  • Add/remove/update user account information
  • Provide Tier III support per request from tier I/II service desk. Investigate and troubleshoot issues
  • Technical Lead to helpdesk / field technicians
  • Ensure that the network infrastructure is up and running
  • Manage firewalls and proactively support all incoming and outbound data communication
  • Ensure all internet access points are managed and proactively supported
  • Design and/or redesign the internal (LAN) networks as required
  • Support the company's data security strategies such as encryption, authentication, spam filtering and access control
  • Report daily status to IT Operations Manager
  • Liaise with vendors and contracted service providers
  • Participate in after-hours and/or weekend patching, maintenance, problem resolution as needed
  • Occasional travel may be required


  • Minimum 6 years of work experience in IT infrastructure
  • Bachelor in Computer Science or related field; a combination of other education and experience will also be considered
  • Post-graduate degree in Computer Science or related field is preferred
  • Related certification(s)
  • Knowledge of HP networking equipment an asset
  • Knowledge of Avaya Phone and VOIP systems an asset
  • Knowledge of SAN (Storage Area Network) systems


  • Experience in a multi-location environment preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain server hardware, software, and network equipment
  • Effective troubleshooting of hardware, software, network issues
  • Windows 2008/2012/2016 Server Security, backup solutions, disaster recovery
  • Install, configure, upgrade and patch Windows operating environments
  • Microsoft Exchange 2013+
  • VMware ESXi administration
  • Execute system performance, monitoring and tuning tools to proactively monitor enterprise systems
  • Active directory implementation, restructuring, and administration
  • Network and system design concepts
  • Creating and maintain firewall rules, routing, DNS, VLAN, QoS, WAN, LAN
  • Encryption, firewalls, SPAM appliances, PROXY appliances and data security principles
  • Layer 2 & 3 Technologies; Routing technologies such as VLAN's and Spanning Tree protocol
  • Experience in development, integration and support of server and network management tools


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent documentation and procedure writing skills
  • Work effectively and productively with others
  • Flexible and responsive in order to provide the highest quality of service to internal and external end users
  • Thorough, accurate, attention to detail
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member while using discretion in decision making and sound judgment in problem solving
  • Follow procedures, with respect to confidentiality and corporate guidelines
  • Mentor, teach and train junior staff

E.S. Fox Limited is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an inclusive workplace. We will accommodate applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Please advise Human Resources to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process.

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