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Glass Estimator
Los Angeles, CA

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$90,000 - $120,000 / yr

Join an employee-owned company and experience the difference!  Our client is a highly respected and growing glass glazing company.  They have built a reputation of having a strong culture of collaboration and mutual respect.  They work hard and play hard, and the employee tenure is the best we’ve seen. Due to growth, they are adding an Estimator to be based in their downtown LA office.  
o Understand bid requests in general
o Navigate Customer websites to locate plans and specifications
o Determine Union requirements, insurance, bonding needs, warranties, safety requirements etc.
o Prepare appropriate RFI’s concerning all scope and related issues
o Determine project funding, other competitors and suitability.
o Visit job site, determine logistics for installation, attend pre-construction meetings
o Perform material take offs; discuss difficulty of installation with superintendent
o Solicit quotations from vendors and subcontractors; include all project particulars in the quote, 
e.g. extended warranties; review quotes for accuracy
o Negotiate prices and terms with suppliers
o Negotiate price and terms with customers
o Get estimate for shop drawings from CAD manager
o Determine project schedule; determine durations for our scope
o Prepare bid proposal
o Presentation of bids to clients as needed
o Make follow up phone calls/visits
o Build and maintain relationships with highly rated customers, architects, suppliers and make sure they receive extraordinary treatment and respect at all times
o Honest and ethical
o Dependable
o Thorough and careful in completing tasks
o Willing to take on challenges
o Self motivated; able to work independently
o Results oriented with a clear focus on high quality and business profit
o Willing to seek out new ideas on selling and marketing strategies
o Seek and accept advice from peers during the estimating process
o Professional, courteous and always calm 
o Good sense of humor
o Ability to resolve conflict
o Emphatic communicator, able to see things from the other person’s point of view
o Able to adjust to different personalities, especially construction workers, business professionals, company owners, and architects.
o Fearless in making cold calls
o Able to handle the pressure of multiple crucial deadlines
o Able to occasionally work extended hours when required
o Understand Windows operation system
o Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
o Able to read architectural drawings and other blueprints
o Able to do accurate take offs
o Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra and geometry
o Knowledge of machines and tools used in construction
o Knowledge of materials used in the glazing industry
o Able to communicate clearly with contract administration and CAD department
o Able to lead and stay calm under pressure
o Knowledge of Eos Estimating Program Education
o Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the glazing industry
o Worked successfully on medium sized projects
o High School Diploma: College degree preferred

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