E.S. Fox Limited
  • Hamilton, 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 Hamilton, Ontario office is looking for hardworking, detail-oriented Piping Estimator to join our team.


Responsible for pricing and pre-construction phases of piping projects. Provide construction support services as required to meet project needs. Coordinate pricing with subcontractors and other project trades. To administer, negotiate and analyze the various stages of construction.


  • Review client bid packages to determine resources required to complete request for quotations
  • Coordinate estimates between trades involved, ensuring tender scope is being fully accounted for in the most cost efficient manner
  • Review bid documents and determine which subcontractors need to be involved in the completion of the bid
  • Prepare detailed bid packages/scopes of work for applicable trades and subcontractors for their use in preparing supporting quotations
  • Assemble pricing while evaluating proposals from multiple sources
  • Assess cost of rentals, tools, equipment, non-productive labour and determine average labour rate
  • Coordinate tender proposal requirements, including but not limited to:
    • review of terms and conditions
    • bonding and insurance requirements
    • tender breakdown requirements
    • organization charts and resumes
    • company experience
    • craft rates and mark-ups for additional work
    • preliminary schedules
    • execution plans
  • Upon completion of an estimate, prior to submitting to the customer, review with the Division Manager the following items as a minimum:
    • labour efficiencies and productivity related issues
    • indirect labour requirements
    • construction equipment requirements
    • overhead and profit levels
  • Prepare material takeoff
  • Participate in post-tender activities, such as:
    • coordination of sales effort and follow up
    • tender review meeting
    • tender negotiations
    • project initiation activities
    • project support for awarded contracts
  • Attend kick off meetings, as required
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and awareness of current market conditions affecting the cost of construction
  • Maintains knowledge of applicable ASME codes, contract laws and obligations, material specifications, scheduling and regional variations affecting the supply of labour, materials and modern construction methods
  • Ensures responsibilities and accountabilities are carried out in a safe manner in accordance with E.S. Fox Limited Environmental Health and Safety Management Program and OHSA requirements
  • Ensure that environmental aspects within their sphere of responsibility are adhered to pursuant to ISO 14001 requirements
  • Understanding for TSSA requirements and regulations for projects and related costs


  • College degree or diploma in a technical discipline or equivalent construction industry piping trade experience
  • Up to 5 years of piping estimating in Industrial, Commercial, Institutional industries
  • Construction Estimator Certified or enrolled in the Gold Seal Estimator Certification program (C.C.A.) is an asset


  • Utilizing computer software to complete estimates
  • Knowledge of multi-trade disciplines


  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal relations
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Microsoft Project, 3D viewing software
  • Team player
  • Works well under time constraints and tight deadlines
  • Ability to work on multiple estimates at a time
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment and meet owner and company expectations

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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