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Chief Estimator - Glazing Industry-3183

Company:
Absolute Opportunities
Location:
Los Angeles, California, United States
Posted:
April 24, 2017
Description:

Job Ref.: 3183

Job Title: Chief Estimator - Glazing Industry

Role: Engineering or Related

Relocation Available: No

Industry: Construction

Location: California

Town / City: Los Angeles

Job Type: Permanent full-time

Job description:

Company is in search of experienced Sales Estimators to prepare bid proposals for private and public projects.

The job will require all stages of bidding on projects, including but not limited to: determining Union requirements; determining bid schedules; reviewing job specifications; visiting job sites; attending pre-construction meetings; reviewing contracts; maintaining bid process schedule and communicating bid status; choosing best options for systems/materials; soliciting and reviewing vendor and subcontractor quotes; performing labor reviews; maintaining bid spreadsheet.

Requirements:

*A minimum of five (5) years of glazing industry experience with various sized projects

*High School Diploma and some college (certification or Associates degree), in Construction or Architectural Technology course work

*Knowledge of materials, machines, tools and equipment used in the industry

*Ability to read blueprints as well as architectural and structural drawings

*Ability to do accurate take-offs; familiarity with on-screen take-offs

*Familiarity with GDS Storefront software

*Working knowledge of Windows Operating System, Microsoft Word, Excel and Microsoft Project

*Understanding of manufacturers' installation instructions

*Excellent customer service skills

*Strong conflict-resolution skills

*Listening and problem- solving skills are critical

*Excellent communication and negotiation skills

*High level of attention to detail and self-motivation

Bottom Line Requirements:

1. 5+ years of glazing industry experience with various sized projects.

2. High School Diploma and some college (certification or Associates degree), in Construction or Architectural Technology course work.

3. Knowledge of materials, machines, tools and equipment used in the glazing industry.

4. Ability to read blueprints as well as architectural and structural drawings.

5. Experience with accurate take-offs including on-screen take-offs.

6. Familiarity with GDS Storefront software.