Estimator Job Description

Estimator Job Description

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Estimator provides all aspects of estimating support to WOOD project teams and clients ensuring that estimating systems, procedures and work practices are maintained in line with specific contract requirements.

Estimator Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective estimator job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included estimator job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Responsible for data input into estimating software programs
Generates initial budget estimates for new projects including estimate refinements
Develop estimates for all changes to the work during the construction/installation phases
Develop and maintain a database of costs comparison for various attractions and non-attraction facilities
Creates “value engineering” components with the project team to mitigate cost overruns
Researches market conditions for cost trends and local means and methods
Compile overall project summaries on cost at the conclusion of the project
Compare budget costs to benchmark pricing information, analyze quantities and scope items assist in value engineering
Completes quantity takeoffs and summations of materials
Assist Preconstruction Manager in developing conceptual estimates, detailed estimates and future project rough order of magnitude estimates

Estimator Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Estimator

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ASE, AACE, PMP, PMI, SP, PSP, CCM, CCC, I-CAR, OSHA

Education for Estimator

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the estimator job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Engineering, Education, Construction, Construction Management, Technical, Business, Automotive Service, Associates, Surveying, Civil Engineering

Skills for Estimator

Desired skills for estimator include:

Aspects of repairs for damaged body parts and bodies of vehicles
Insurance procedures and requirements
Estimating CCC Pathways / CCC One
Processes
Estimating software
Applicable local
State/province
Federal/national statutes and guidelines
Excel
Plumbing systems

Desired experience for estimator includes:

Associate's AA degree (required)
Bachelor's degree in engineering, architecture, construction management or quantity surveying (preferred)
At least 2 years in similar role
Demonstrable experience of preparing and reviewing technical submissions
Sheet metal and pressure vessell pricing experience
Excellent management control on all projects

Estimator Examples

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Estimator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for an estimator. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for estimator
  • Assist in pricing on options and providing recommendations for the projects
  • Maintain an organized documentation of cost history establishing cost breakdowns by region, project, and by division
  • Analyze historical project data for application to current projects
  • Support design and development teams with pre-construction expertise and value engineering idea
  • Assist development team in gathering information from local government and authorities that may affect project budget, scope or schedule
  • Provide project teams with site plans that are efficient and are constructible
  • Provide support to project in procurement
  • Facilitating final estimate review sessions with management
  • Attending meetings with senior management and customers to clarify bidding issues
  • Estimate new tool packages taking into consideration all variables of the quoting process (exchange rates, materials, labour to understand true cost for the purpose of generating customer quotes
Qualifications for estimator
  • Experience in pricing, purchasing and controlling a large number of fabricators
  • Must possess excellent attention to detail and flexibility on approach
  • Experience in metal fabrication an advantage
  • Must present the ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Bachelor Degree from an accredited institution in Accounting, Business, Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or Quantity Surveying
  • Must be knowledgeable in the construction process including estimating, bidding, purchasing, subcontractor negotiations, and design/construction technology
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Estimator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for an estimator. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for estimator
  • Analyzes client specifications and estimates the cost of materials by determining the quantity of paper, ink and plates required and then adding in a suitable margin for spoilage
  • Determines the production centers needed to produce the job as specified
  • Develops a plan to accommodate all facets of the job
  • Evaluates all methods available for producing the job and selects the most economical way while meeting the client’s delivery requirements
  • Works with vendors in obtaining best prices for supplies
  • Uses a computer to prepare estimates
  • Maintains vendor price lists and discount terms and allowances
  • Develops knowledge of materials used, the best suppliers and competitive prices
  • Provides alternative specifications to offer cost savings when customers are open to it
  • Spreadsheet Quoting
Qualifications for estimator
  • Must be familiar with all aspects of TV production sufficient to understand costs
  • Must be familiar with foreign currency
  • Must be familiar with preparation of cash flow
  • Minimum of 5 years estimating experience
  • Degree or equivalent in engineering is preferable
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Certificate in Civil Engineering Technology or any equivalent studies/experience combination
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Estimator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of estimator. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for estimator
  • Convert inquiries into orders while promoting while promoting the company's value proposition
  • Accurate estimates that meet customer and company requirements and for schedule, scope of work and quality of profitability
  • Maintain files of working documents as back‐up for estimate figures, including current (accurate) information on prices from suppliers through direct contact, sales brochures, price lists
  • Review bid/construction schedule
  • Maintain computer databases (pricing, estimates, items)
  • Organize and lead peer reviews on SPD projects
  • Provides loose lumber/material estimates
  • Ability to concentrate in of the estimating disciplines, including architecture, mechanical, electrical, fire protection, civil and structural
  • Develops and maintains resource information on products, vendors, subcontractors, government requirements
  • Follows all company policies and work instructions with regard to job performance, confidentiality, recordkeeping, safety, housekeeping
Qualifications for estimator
  • Heavy Bid estimation software
  • Degree, diploma, or certificate in Mechanical or Civil Engineering Technology from an accredited post-secondary institution
  • Experience in a first principle estimating environment, ideally on large multi-discipline projects in an EPCM environment throughout various classes of estimate
  • Site experience would be an asset
  • Must know all printing/finishing equipment available and equipment’s respective running speeds and most efficient methods for producing possible jobs
  • 2+ years of Estimating, Customer Service, Job Planning or Purchasing experience within a commercial print company
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Estimator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of estimator. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for estimator
  • Consult with outside vendors to coordinate work that can be performed within specified timelines and provide all necessary information to complete the role including quotes for the job to be performed
  • Work with production staff to review methods to ensure optimal manufacturing process is utilized
  • Maintains continuity among division and local work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs
  • Help to handle walk-in customers
  • Work with department managers to complete successful estimates
  • Follow up on estimates with the customers
  • Take-off creation from BIM system manipulation manual procedures
  • Create and manage material takeoffs for all floorplans
  • Enter takeoffs and bids into Purchasing system
  • Assist with pricing and execution of custom options
Qualifications for estimator
  • Location experience would be a plus
  • Must be able to interpret contracts and deal memos in order to assess validity of costs
  • Strong math skills a MUST
  • Experience in Prepress, the Pressroom, Finishing is helpful
  • Strong initiative and self-starter who is able to take on, own, and drive unstructured tasks with little supervision
  • Estimation and budgeting experience on large capital projects
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Estimator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for an estimator. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for estimator
  • Assist the Director of Purchasing with special projects
  • Field verification of takeoffs
  • Assist in training our builders and trades on material management to reduce contingencies
  • Review variance spend against takeoffs
  • Checks all sources necessary to determine pricing
  • Coordinates and reviews sales and pricing problems with Customer Account Manager, Process Engineers and Sales Manager appropriate corporate personnel
  • Under supervision prepares bid packages, conceptual estimates and analysis of subcontractor bids, for projects
  • Performs duties with limited complexity under direct supervision, such as material take offs, compilation of historical data
  • Schedule material requirements from design stage plans and transfer this data electronically through to a customer quotation
  • Administer a ‘central library’ within the estimating department to keep records of pricing and estimates for all customers associated with the department
Qualifications for estimator
  • Ability to prepare estimates and budgets with a high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of an interdependent team
  • Ability to quickly learn the company’s existing estimating/budgeting and scheduling systems, and to provide recommendations to enhance the current process
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally, by plane and by car and with short notice
  • 4 year College degree in Construction or related field required
  • Must have experience estimating projects ranging from $1 Million to $10 Million

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