E.S. Fox Limited
  • Thunder Bay, 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, Sarnia, 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 Thunder Bay, ON office is looking for a results-driven, hardworking and goal-oriented Mechanical and Piping Estimator to join the 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 Mechanical and Piping Estimator is responsible for the pre-construction phase of a project including the ability to price, administer, negotiate and analyze the various stages of construction


  • Reviews bid packages to determine resources required to complete request for quotation
  • Coordinates estimate 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
  • May need to prepare Scope of Work
  • Prepares detailed bid packages for applicable trades and subcontractors for their use in preparing supporting quotations
  • Assembles pricing
  • Assesses cost of rentals, tools, equipment, non-productive labour and determine average labour rate
  • Coordinates of tender proposal requirements, including:
    • 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
  • Assembles estimate and pricing and review with Estimating Manager including:
    • Labour efficiencies and productivity related issues
    • Indirect labour requirements
    • Construction equipment requirements
    • Overhead and profit levels
  • Prepares material takeoff
  • Participates in post tender activities, such as:
    • Coordination of sales effort and follow up
    • Tender review meeting
    • Tender negotiations
    • Project initiation activities
  • Attends kick off meeting as required
  • Maintains 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.
  • Ensures 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
  • Maintain 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


  • Completion of a College Diploma in a Technical Discipline, or, equivalent Construction Industry experience.
  • Construction Estimator Certified or enrolled in the Gold Seal Estimator Certification program (C.C.A.) and/or
  • Completion of Required courses through the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
  • E.T. designation is an asset.
  • Knowledge of multi-trade disciplines


  • 5 years' experience in Piping Estimating within Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Industries
  • Scheduling experience
  • Experience utilizing computer software programs to complete estimates.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Microsoft Project


  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal relations
  • Team Player
  • Works well under time constraints
  • 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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