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ManpowerGroup Estimator in Chicago, Illinois

POSITION: Estimator

LOCATION: Green Oaks, IL

TYPE: Direct Hire


  • Manage estimates.

  • Provide in-depth estimates from architectural drawings, on-line plans, preliminary project design documents, and Reps take-offs for the overall line of custom skylights, canopies, vertical wall panel, translucent polycarbonate systems, and dynamic intelligent daylighting products.


  • Manage, coordinate and estimate projects during the bid stage for product panels and framing for both materials only and installed jobs.

  • Advice architects, designers, sales representatives, customers, and general contractors on more complex skylight, daylighting and wall panel projects.

  • Follow up on estimated projects.

  • Estimate projects using in-house programs and Excel spreadsheets.

  • Create take-off from architectural drawings.

  • Study specifications, determine optimal product for requirements and properly apply this knowledge to the estimate.

  • Write detailed quote proposals.

  • Communicate with customers, representatives and internal departments.

  • Coordinate outside source pricing that applies to the estimate.

  • Work within a team environment of management, sales, and engineering.

  • Report status of estimates using in house quote tracking system.

  • Book projects as orders by filling out order analysis sheets and turning over the sold job to the project management group.

  • Provide fair, friendly and consistent customer service.

  • Optional- Provide daylighting and energy calculations using applicable software programs.


  • 1 - 3 years' experience as an estimator in the Architectural Custom Skylights, Curtain Wall, Metal Structures, Glazing, Ornamental Metal, Metal Panels or Building Envelope products.

  • Structural engineers and project managers in such industries may be also considered.

  • Strong familiarity with Microsoft Excel

  • Must be able to read and understand both architectural and structural drawings

  • Must be able to work under time constraints

  • Good math skills (Trigonometry

  • Good communication, well organized and flexible to schedule

  • Basic understanding of field installation principles preferred

  • Four year college degree is preferred

ManpowerGroup is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in a professional, high quality work environment. It is the policy of ManpowerGroup and all of its subsidiaries to recruit, train, promote, transfer, pay and take all employment actions without regard to an employee's race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law.