Electrical Estimator
E.S. Fox Limited
Niagara Falls, ON

POSITION TITLE : Electrical Estimator

DEPARTMENT : Estimating

LOCATION : Niagara Falls, ON

REPORTS TO : Estimating Manager

About Us:

E.S. Fox Limited is recognized as a preeminent Canadian multi-trade Industrial, Commercial, Institutional (ICI), and nuclear constructor and fabricator. The company is headquartered in Niagara Falls, Ontario and maintains full-service regional offices in Hamilton, Toronto, Port Robinson, Kincardine, Whitby, Kingston, Thunder Bay, and Sudbury.

The Niagara Falls office is looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated, professional Electrical Estimator to join our Estimating team.


Responsible for the pre-construction phase of electrical projects including the ability to price, administer, negotiate and analyze the various stages of construction


  • Prospective Customer
  • Suppliers and Vendors
  • Company Managers
  • Tool, Purchasing and Estimating Groups


  • 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
  • Prepares detailed bid packages/scopes of work 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 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 the following items as a minimum:
  • 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 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 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 safety policy/procedures, OHSAS 18001 standards and OHSA requirements.
  • Ensures that environmental aspects within his/her sphere of responsibility are adhered to pursuant to ISO 14001 requirements.


  • Accuracy and timeliness of prepared bids and quotes
  • Demonstrated knowledge of unit pricing
  • Success in winning bids/estimates


Knowledge and Education Requirements

  • Community College Degree or Diploma in a Technical Discipline or Equivalent Construction Industry Electrical Trades Experience
  • 5 years of Electrical Estimating in Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Industries
  • Construction Estimator Certified or enrolled in the Gold Seal Estimator Certification program (C.C.A.)

Specific Experience and/or Skills

  • Utilizing computer software to complete estimates
  • Knowledge of multi-trade disciplines
  • Personal Attributes*
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal relations
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Microsoft Project
  • Team Player
  • Works well under time constraints

E.S. Fox Limited is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an inclusive, barrier- free 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.

Job Type: Full-time


  • estimating in industrial, commercial, insitutional industry: 5 years (Preferred)


  • Enrolled in Gold Seal Estimator Certification (C.C.A) (Preferred)
  • Construction Estimator Certified (Preferred)