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Posted: September 12, 2019


Continental Glass Systems LLC
Hialeah, Florida


TITLE Director of Estimating
FLSA Status Exempt
REPORTS TO: Director of Sales
Full-time Position

Nature & Scope

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 Director of Estimating 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 Director of Estimating 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 Director of Estimating 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 Director of Estimating works with the Upper Management, Sales Team 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 Director of Estimating 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.
The ideal candidate must have current experience in the commercial glass, glazing, windows, curtain wall, doors, and railings for commercial and high-rises.

Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Reviews and evaluates requests for estimates.
2. Reviews estimates and revisions for completeness and accuracy.
3. Prepares cost analysis in computer by recapitulating material, labor, equipment, subcontractor and overhead cost incurred in the installation of items.
4. Where predetermined standard(s) are not available, makes an estimate.
5. Creates job folders.
6. Maintains and improves precision database.
7. Develops and maintains cost data, including labor and equipment rates, installation methods and production rates.
8. Develops and maintains estimating procedures and guidelines.
9. Prepares reports as needed.
10. Makes sure that the department functions efficiently and effectively by purchasing equipment and materials as needed.
11. Develops and maintains resource information on products, vendors, subcontractors, government requirements, etc.
12. Attends branch meetings as required.
13. Leads in developing accurate pricing for all bids
14. Maintains appropriate industry contacts to insure best and final information on market pricing and trends
15. Identify and resolve problems under conditions of incomplete information and uncertainty
16. Schedules department estimating and deliverables and balances workload accordingly
17. Manages the department to assure multiple duties and responsibilities are executed by all staff members
18. Communicates with operations staff in planning work schedules
19. Identify and communicate risks and outcomes affecting the Business Unit
20. Trains and develops staff

1. Problem Solving.
2. Communication Proficiency.
3. Leadership.
4. Strategic Thinking.
5. Knowledge of construction market trends
6. Read blueprints and specifications
7. Knowledge of Miami Dade Florida Building codes and NOA’s for windows and doors.
8. Knowledgeable in glass, glazing, curtainwall, windows and aluminum.

Supervisory Responsibility
Directly supervises estimating department and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee must regularly lift or move objects up to 10 pounds and frequently lift or move objects up to 25 pounds.

Little travel is expected for this position.

Preferred Education and Experience
1. 10-15 years of experience.
2. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.
3. Or equivalent combination of education and experience

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Continental Glass Systems, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.

Continental Glass Systems, LLC is not accepting unsolicited resumes from third party recruiters at this time.

Interested candidates should send their resumes to the HR Manager, Amanda Rodriguez, at