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Continental Glass Systems LLC
Hialeah, FL
JOB DESCRIPTION Summary/Objective The Chief Estimator is the primary member of the estimating team who has overall responsibility for the creation of budgets and bids produced by the systems of CGS. The Chief Estimator is responsible for the oversight of the estimating process for all projects bid, and will establish standardized procedures, methods and processes for estimating and training estimating resources in the use of the same. This includes the screening, targeting and prioritization of projects deemed the most attractive for CGS. The Chief Estimator will oversee analysis of past performance on projects and establish estimating standards for all future estimates based on such analysis, and assist in oversight of the historical cost database and bid management and estimating software. The Chief Estimator works with the Upper Management, Director of Sales and the Engineering Manager to oversee department standards for deliverables such as bid packages, deliverable formats and budget tracking tools. Manages and coordinates the estimators, software and other resources used to perform the estimating functions. Projects range from fully defined conventional Bid Projects to conceptual Budget. The Chief Estimator shall propose “value engineering solutions” which best emphasize CGS’s customer value proposition and improve its competitive standing, and shall participate in “design assist” proposals which demonstrate our unique capabilities. Plans, coordinates and directs the estimating functions, including administering operating budgets, staffing, work assignments, salary and performance reviews, etc. Develops and implements all department standards and procedures, and is responsible for review of all final estimates packages to ensure accuracy and completeness. The ideal candidate must have current experience in the commercial glass, glazing, windows, curtain wall, doors, and railings for commercial and high-rises.   Read the Full Description
Continental Glass Systems LLC
Tampa, FL
Estimator Continental Glass Systems, LLC is seeking an experienced estimator to work on multiple projects throughout the United States and Caribbean.   This is a fast paced work environment where accuracy and timeliness are of the utmost importance. Responsibilities:
  • Analyze blueprints, shop drawings and surveys to prepare cost, time, materials and labor estimates.
  • Review and comment on project documents, inclusive of lease and construction attachments, architectural and structural, jurisdictional requirements.
  • Perform detailed quantity take-offs for use in determining estimates and project budgets.
  • Provide detailed estimates to our customers in a timely manner.  Work from architectural drawings and specifications, shop drawings or elevation take-offs
  • Consult with clients, contractors and in-house staff to discuss and formulate estimates.
  • Confer with engineers, architects, contractors and subcontractors for adjustments to cost estimates.
  • Prepare estimates used by management for purposes such as planning, organizing and scheduling work.
  • Prepare estimates for use in selecting vendors or subcontractors to CGS.
  • Review material and labor requirements for the purpose of deciding the most cost effective manner to perform the noted work, either by self performing or subcontracting the work scope.
  • Qualify and “level” subcontractor and supplier/vendor quotes, to assure proper coverage and scopes are identified and included in all estimates.
  • Compile an estimating versus actual cost database, for use in ongoing pricing exercises, and to establish a bidding history and archive.
  • Familiarity and expertise with all facets of construction, inclusive of engineering, Structural details, and architectural details is required.
  • Knowledge of high end facades, and glass/metal structures is a must
  • The ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously is a must.
  • Regular and predictable attendance, safely perform tasks and adherence to all safety policies and procedures are essential functions of your job.
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