Job Summary

Prepare accurate estimates for projects by gathering information and analyzing important metrics.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

Our Client; a manufacturing company dealing with a broad spectrum of products; Solar, power solutions, Powder coating Powder, Cable trays, Trunking, Gondola shelves, sheet metal parts and light fittings is looking for an experienced diligent Cost Estimator to prepare accurate estimates for projects by gathering information and analyzing important metrics. He/she will provide knowledge of cost and benefits that support profitable business decisions. The ideal candidate must have excellent numerical skills and an analytical mindset.

Responsibilities
•    Understand the project/program and its requirements
•    Determine key variables for cost and other estimates
•    Gather first-hand information from sites, warehouses or other venues
•    Conduct research to obtain data on labor costs, materials, production times etc.
•    Use software for data analysis, forecasting and budgeting
•    Obtain and review offers and quotes by subcontractors or vendors
•    Perform risk analysis
•    Create and submit estimate reports or bids to appropriate persons (project managers, clients, bidding competitions etc.)
•    Build relationships with key vendors (subcontractors, suppliers, engineers etc.)
•    Provide consultation on planning (schedules, manpower needs etc.)

Requirements
•    Proven experience as estimator or similar position
•    Familiarity with financial and project management principles
•    In depth knowledge of research and data analysis methods and estimation formulas
•    Exquisite math and IT ability with an analytical mindset
•    Proficient in relevant software (Timberline, HCSS HeavyBid)
•    Outstanding communication and negotiation abilities
•    Thoroughness and reliability
•    Excellent organizational skills
•    BSc/BA in engineering, construction science or relevant discipline
•    Professional Certification will be an asset

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