• Capital Projects Estimator

    Job Division Guardian Glass
    REF. 2018-1942
    US-MI-Auburn Hills
    Position Type (Portal Searching)
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Guardian Industries, a global company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, employs around 17,000 people and operates facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Guardian’s diverse group of companies are involved in the manufacture of high-performance float, coated and fabricated glass products; the manufacture of high-quality chrome-plated and painted plastic components for the automotive and commercial truck industries; and the distribution of specialty building products. Guardian’s vision is to create value for customers and society through constant innovation using fewer resources. Guardian is a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. Visit


    Responsibilities & Expectations

    • Central Corporate resource to act as a lead, centralized estimating resource and to manage all aspects of project estimating to ensure development of efficient, cost effective project budgets in accordance with project requirements, company project controls standards and procedures, contractual requirements, and industry best practices for manufacturing companies.
    • Develop capital project estimate templates and procedures Coordinate with regional Project Teams in the early project phases (Phase 1 through Phase 3) for all major capital projects.
    • Provide estimate support to the Project Team for the project execution phases (Phase 4 through Phase 7).
    • Develop and maintain project estimate database.
    • Assist in the project benchmarking process.
    • Assist in the development and help lead training on project estimating to the global organization

    Qualifications and Education Requirements

    • 10 -15 years’ experience in project estimating in an industrial, capital intensive business, working with project work processes in a phased project work system.
    • Experience in developing Capital Project estimates.
    • Skills include proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Good interpersonal relationships skills.

    Preferred Skills

    • Previous experience with both large capital projects (>$100 MM) and small capital projects.
    • Previous experience in developing project estimating systems.
    • Bachelor’s degree in business or project management
    • Familiarity with IPA, CII, and PMI
    • Familiarity with packaged estimating software (Aspen Tech, others)

    What do we have to offer?



    Creating value for customers and society, and constantly innovating to improve that value, takes a whole lot  of energy. Fortunately, we have an international team built on teamwork, diversity and collaboration, one that

    is built on principles that will open your mind to a new way of thinking. If you are motivated to contribute  and energized by new possibilities, chances are you will build a successful career at Guardian.


    We define career development as developing an employee’s individual capability so that he or she can contribute more in the future and find fulfillment in work. We allow each employee to pursue career goals that are important to his or her vision while at the same time enabling the employee to create more value for the company over time.


    People are Guardian’s most valuable asset. That’s why Guardian provides its employees with the right tools and resources to succeed in a culture based on integrity, compliance and value creation. Here, there is no single path to success. But all those who work hard and take initiative will find opportunities to challenges themselves and expand their roles.





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