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, 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 Head Office in Niagara Falls, Ontario is looking for a hardworking, analytical and detail-oriented 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 Estimating Manager, the Piping Estimator will be responsible for pricing and pre-construction phases of piping projects, providing Construction support services as required to meet project needs, coordinating pricing with Subcontractors and other Project trades while also administering, negotiating, and analyzing the various stages of construction.

Applicants with specific or entry level experience, combined with the appropriate level of education will also be considered and training will be provided.


  • 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
  • Participate in 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
    • Execution plans
  • Upon completion of an estimate, prior to submitting to the customer, review with the Estimating Manager providing input into 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
  • 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
  • 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


  • Completion of a College Diploma in a Technical Discipline or Equivalent Construction Industry Piping Trade Experience
  • Knowledge of Piping systems & Estimating in Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Industries
  • Knowledge of multi-trade disciplines


  • Experience utilizing computer software to complete estimates
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel), Microsoft Project and 3D viewing software
  • Excellent organizational skills


  • Excellent interpersonal relations
  • Team player
  • Works well under time constraints

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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