• Estimator

    Location US-IL-Hodgkins
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(03/04/2019 1:09 PM)
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  • Overview



    GES, Global Experience Specialists, is a global event marketing company with over 90 years and 4,000 passionate employees in North America, Europe and the Middle East. We create some of the most incredible events in the world – think traveling entertainment exhibitions, global user groups, sales conferences, holiday extravaganzas and exhibitions of all sizes. From initial strategy to show-stopping audio visual, accommodations to insightful measurement – and every detail in between – we bring brands to life!

    Our mission is to create memorable event experiences, and we count on our talented employees around the world help us do it. We are looking for team members who can dream up the impossible and deliver it.


    An Estimator has workplace experience including exposure to production processes, construction/assembly knowledge, and familiarity with both raw and pre-fabricated materials. This Estimator is tasked with pricing exercises that can overlap multiple lines of business as well as challenge the thinking process to solve technical and financial issues with the design. In addition, Estimators are expected to leverage their experience and knowledge to guide project team members towards cost-effective solutions.

    Estimators will often collaborate with other Estimators to complete larger, more complex projects. An Estimator will have developed solid working relationships with Sales, Design, Production, and Pricing (Finance). He/she is expected to multi-task, prioritize his/her workload, and provide deliverables to both internal and external clients as per agreed-to expectations and timelines. He/she would be a self-starter.

    Wow I Didn’t Know GES Did That:



    • Must exhibit creative problem solving skills.
    • Ability to estimate wide range of exhibit industry services as offered by GES.
    • Ability to determine appropriate materials and work with GES vendors and sub-contracted services providers.
    • Proven ability to determine production labor requirements with accuracy.
    • Full knowledge of all GES products and services.
    • Ability to work independently, and also actively support project teams.
    • Ability to communicate and work closely with other GES disciplines, (Designers, Sales, Account Managers, Production personnel, Project Managers, Detailers, Pricing Analysts, Management).
    • Solid knowledge of GES Rental systems offerings, finishes, Inventory locations, and product limitations. This includes GEM, ASW, Decks, DEXZ, iCE, and Rental Counters.
    • Provide background pricing data and vendor quotes, and attend PTW meetings. Clearly download information to Project Managers, AMs, and other project team members.
    • Collaborate with PMs and AMs in the creation, authoring, and pricing of Change Orders as required.
    • Readily see and offer cost-effective materials substitutions and alternative construction methods and solutions. Exhibit value-engineering expertise. Offer and discuss options with Sales and Design.
    • Desire personal and professional growth by staying abreast of industry trends, new materials and services, and strive for improvements in day-to-day processes, practices, and tools.
    • Support and defend positive margins performance and cost savings; Adhere to GES established Pricing procedures.  
    • Knowledge of assembly requirements for pre-fabricated purchased structures such as tension fabric, flooring, and packaging solutions.


    • Construction, Project Management, or estimating experience.
    • Minimum 2+ years of workplace Estimating experience preferred.
    • Ability to read CAD drawings, renderings, and visualize 3-dimensionally.
    • Creative Problem solving Skills.
    • Basic familiarity with Microsoft Office tools (Excel, Outlook, Word).
    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
    • Full knowledge of GES proprietary products and services.
    • Strong Analytical, relationship, and teamwork skills; Self-starter.
    • Working knowledge of GES Pricing Tools, LOBs, GES production processes and capabilities a plus.


    • College degree with construction or manufacturing focus preferred or related experience.

    Work Environment

    Special Considerations:

    • Strong ability to work under pressure and to meet commitments.
    • Willingness and ability to work flexible hours, overtime and weekends as needed.
    • Able to travel when required to meet with clients and internal customers.
    • Possess an even temperament, be positive, exhibit patience.
    • Strong customer orientation.

    Our team members are our family, so we help our team members care for their families. The rewards of joining GES are extensive. We offer a comprehensive benefits package to all full-time employees. Here are some of the highlights:
     Competitive salaries
     401K with company match
     Healthcare/vision/dental insurance
     Wellness benefits
     Career development program
     Tuition reimbursement program
     Employee assistance program
     Vacation time
     Community involvement opportunities
     Team activities
    And much more……







    EEO Information

    Equal Opportunity Employer, including vets and disability.


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