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 office is looking for a results-driven, goal oriented and professional Structural Steel and Bridge Erection Estimator to join the Structural Steel team.


A rewarding career opportunity working within the thriving construction industry. We provide comprehensive benefits, including:

  • An attractive health and dental benefits package including an Employee Assistance Program
  • Group RSP
  • Competitive compensation
  • Support of professional growth


Reporting to the Area Manager, the Structural Steel and Bridge Erection Estimator is responsible for the pre-construction phase of a project including the ability to price, administer, negotiate and analyze the various stages of estimating & tendering.


  • Regularly monitors Government and private web sites to review potential tendering opportunities
  • Presents findings to the project team to select appropriate projects
  • Communicates with Owners, General Contractors, and Engineers both verbally and electronically to learn of up and coming work
  • Maintains manual and computer logs of contacts, future opportunities for follow-up
  • Obtains tender documents via courier, downloading, email or manual pickup
  • Reviews bid packages to determine resources required to complete the request for quotation
  • Maintains document control
  • Reviews bid packages to sort/summarize pertinent documents
  • Coordinates estimate between trades involved, ensuring tender scope is being fully accounted for in the most cost efficient manner
  • Reviews bid documents and determines which sub-contractors need to be involved in the completion of the bid
  • Reviews contract terms, and prepare a Scope of Work
  • Prepares detailed bid packages for applicable trades and subcontractors for their use in preparing supporting quotations
  • Attends pre-bid meetings, which include comprehensive site investigation including but not limited to: climbing ladders & stairs, crawling into tight areas, carrying drawings, etc.
  • Reads crane charts using software for detailed crane layout drawing (3D lift software)
  • Assembles pricing/estimate
  • Assesses cost of rentals, tools, equipment and labour
  • Coordinates of tender proposal requirements, including but not limited to:
    • Review of terms and conditions
    • Bonding and insurance requirements
    • Tender breakdown requirements
    • Organizational charts and resumes
    • Company experience
    • Craft rates and mark-ups for additional work
    • Preliminary schedules
    • Site review and analysis of site conditions and hazards
    • Track addenda and distribute
  • Assembles estimate and pricing and review with Estimating Manager including but not limited to:
    • Labour efficiencies and productivity related issues
    • Indirect labour requirements
    • Construction equipment requirements
    • Overhead and profit levels
  • Prepares material takeoff
  • Participates in post tender activities including but not limited to:
    • Coordination of sales effort and follow up
    • Tender review meeting
    • Tender negotiations
    • Project initiation activities
  • Attends kick off meetings as required
  • Maintains up to date knowledge and awareness of current market conditions affecting the cost of construction
  • Maintains knowledge of contract laws and obligations, material specifications, scheduling, materials and modern construction methods
  • Ensures responsibilities and accountabilities are carried out in a safe manner in accordance with E.S. Fox Limited safety policy/procedures, ISO 18001 standards and OHSA requirements.
  • Ensures that environmental aspects within his/her sphere of responsibility are adhered to pursuant to ISO 14001 requirements.


  • Completion of a College Diploma in a Technical Discipline or equivalent construction industry experience
  • Certified Construction Estimator, or, current enrollment in the Gold Seal Estimator Certification program (C.C.A.) working towards completion
  • Knowledgeable of CISC Standards, union Ironworker collective agreements, OPS 906 bridge specifications, Arema rail bridge specifications
  • Knowledge of multi-trade disciplines


  • 5 years' experience estimating small and large structural steel and bridge projects
  • Intermediate level project management or project coordination experience in a structural steel and bridge environment
  • Experience scheduling projects
  • Union Ironworkers collective agreements
  • OPS 906 bridge specifications
  • Arema rail bridge specifications
  • Adept in reading and interpreting structural drawings and blueprints
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Detail oriented with excellent problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, MS Project
  • Excellent communication abilities, both written and verbal as well as the ability to present in front of large groups and various level of Management
  • Proficiency in the use of AutoCAD and Primavera is an asset


  • Team Player
  • Works well under pressure in a fast-paced, stressful environment
  • Works well under time constraints and can prioritize


  • Commercial Vehicle Operators registration (CVOR) required along with valid driver's license
  • Clear Drivers abstract

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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