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Due to continued growth and expansion, we are recruiting for an Estimating Manager to join our growing team within our Glazing Division. Ideally, this person is an energetic, forward-thinking individual with experience working within the construction industry specifically related to building envelope estimating for glazing and cladding scopes.

Company Description

Custom Metal Contracting (Glazing Group) Ltd is a leading trade contractor which designs, manufactures, and installs curtain wall systems, window wall systems, storefront and Architectural metal works for commercial, institutional, tilt-up warehouse and high-rise projects. Based in Calgary, Alberta, we carry out high-profile projects throughout North America and have built a reputation as a “one-stop-shop” for jobs that need to be done right since 1980. With easy access to public transit and major highways, this is a great opportunity to join a family-owned company that is growing rapidly.

CMC Professional growth opportunities are available to those who will work hard and want to give their best!

Role Description

The Estimator will be responsible for the preparation of material and quantity take-offs from architectural drawings, as well as preparing product breakdowns for costing and all costs associated with tendered estimates.


  • Working as part of a team and alongside the Sales Manager you will produce high value tenders covering all aspects of architectural glass & glazing while managing the estimating department and actively seeking new clients
  • Review the scope of work, specifications, and addendums for prospective projects to provide lump sum tender prices
  • Produce product take-offs by examining drawings from Architects, Engineers and general contractors to determine the proper product and quantities that would be required to correctly fulfill both the building code specifications and the customer budget requirements.
  • All required material quote requests to populate estimates into Glazing tenders
  • Review and make changes to estimates as per post-tender addendums
  • Collaborate with all department peer groups, to ensure that regional best practices, high quality quotation documents and competitive pricing is provided consistently and in a professional manner
  • Obtain and track subcontract bids and negotiate budgets
  • Maintenance of job files, project digital database
  • Attend project meetings, client meetings and senior management meetings when required
  • Attending pretender site meetings to prepare an accurate estimate
  • Track job progress and changes to alert operations management to delays, issues etc
  • Process submittals and project approvals
  • Maintenance of job files, project digital database
  • Liaison with clients, build relationships with various stakeholders
  • Apply Continuous Improvement principles in your work performance and drive continuous improvement application in company operations
  • Track and update management on sales opportunities regularly


  • Mandatory Unitized curtain wall, and stick Curtain wall experience
  • Have experience with the local brand names: Kawneer, Alumacor & Oldcastle shop fronts and systems
  • Exceptional teamwork and communication skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Hands-on experience with flow charts, spreadsheets, technical documentation (blueprints/specs)
  • Ability to read and understand drawings and specifications
  • Minimum 5 years of experience, preferably within larger construction projects
  • Solid organizational and time management skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Windows, and Estimating Software
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment
  • Strong/above-average math skills


  • Five (5) + years experience working as an estimator in commercial glazing, entrance system automation and specialty hardware
  • College or postgraduate degree preferably in civil engineering, construction engineering technology or Architectural Technology, estimating certificate, education and related field or equipment work

Working Conditions

This position requires the employee to work mainly in an office environment with occasional site visits. Employees must be able to sit, and stand for extended periods of time, possess a valid driver’s permit, as well as the ability to work odd/extra hours to accommodate project deadlines.

Physical Requirements

Position requires high levels of mental acuity, keyboarding skills, ability to sit/stand for extended periods of time, and occasional exposure to inclement weather may be required.

Compensation & Benefits

Salary: To Be Negotiated

  • Benefits:
  • Dental care
  • Medical
  • Disability insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off


  • Day shift
  • Work remotely: No

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