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Estimator

We are searching for a skilled Estimator who will be responsible for creating customized estimates, which includes material costs, labor costs and initial budget for each project. The individual will also be managing the project from start to completion. If this sounds like you, apply now and tell us why you’d be the perfect candidate for this job.


Construction Industry

This industry helps build the infrastructure of the world for personal, commercial and corporate purposes, It concerns with planning, designing, and execution of building projects.


What to expect from the role

  • Hands-on experience in overseeing the project and ensuring it is sticking to its targets and goals at every stage.
  • Learning how to organize, multitask and manage time.
  • Learn on the job regarding the best practices in construction and architecture.
  • Exposure to the construction industry and its various responsibilities.


Responsibilities

  • Prepares clear and concise estimates by including all necessary information like prints, RFIs, and specs
  • Generates a preliminary construction schedule
  • Establishes and maintains subcontractor and vendor relationship
  • Communicates with team and trade partners on new and upcoming projects
  • Analyzes data and produces forecasts
  • Reviews progress and prepare periodic reports for management
  • Performs risk analysis


Requirements

  • [X] years of experience working as a Construction Estimator or in a similar position
  • Bachelors in Civil Engineering, Construction Science or a similar position mandatory
  • General construction experience a plus
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Tech-savvy and proficient in MS Office and popular construction software like Timberline
  • Familiar with inspector guidelines and safety precautions


Average Salary

On average $73,674 per annum.

Source - glassdoor.com

Career Path

Estimator is an intermediate level job. It is the role responsible for estimating the cost of all the material required for the project and overseeing the project. It also includes tasks like regularly filing performance reports and feedbacks, ensuring targets are met and working with clients. Here are a few steps you can take towards this job:

  • Bachelors in Civil Engineering, Construction Science or a similar position mandatory
  • Masters in similar fields.
  • 1-5 years experience in the field of construction.


Career Progression

With enough experience in this job role you can advance your career to other related job roles too:

  • Construction Project Manager
  • Supervisor
  • Safety Officer
  • Superintendent


Sample Questions

Personal
  • Why did you choose a job in construction?

  • Where do you see yourself in five years?

  • What qualities of yours will best suit this job role?

Human Resources
  • Have you hired in the past? What do you look for in an employee when you do?

  • Are you aware of the laws and regulations surrounding construction and property?

  • What would you do if you found an employee violating the company rules?

Management
  • What do you keep in mind before making purchases?

  • What would you describe your supervisory style as?

  • How would you work around a tight budget?

Technical skills and knowledge
  • What is the most critical role in your job?

  • What would you do if the project was going over the budget?

  • Describe a time one of your strategies enhanced productivity in the past?