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Estimator job description

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Job brief

We are seeking to hire a full-time Estimator who will be reporting to the Operation Manager and will be responsible for reviewing project requirements and preparing quotations for customers.

Responsibilities

  • Analyze the scope of work, labor, material, and time requirements for a project.
  • Generate quotations by gathering proposals, blueprints, specifications, and related documents for various project types.
  • Providing alternate and optional estimates for cost comparison and cost control and ensuring that the building code and structural requirements are fulfilled.
  • Ensure estimating all materials included in estimates satisfy the latest Building Code requirements.
  • Prepare budget reports.
  • Prepare and submit bid proposals and tender documents.
  • Respond to inquiries related to quotes and pricing.
  • Formulate pricing adjustments resulting from project revisions or add-ons.
  • Contact suppliers for non-standard pricing and inventory inquiries.
  • Advise customers on potential issues with project design.
  • Maintain contact and relationship with internal team members, suppliers, and builders.
  • Investigate project errors and identify solutions upon request by the manager.

Requirements

  • Five years of experience working as an estimator in the construction industry
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting
  • Conduct engaging presentations
  • Ability to create reports on costing data
  • Efficient analytical and math skills
  • Ability to understand technical drawings and requirements
  • Must be comfortable with the use of Personal Protection Equipment when visiting job sites, exposure to loud noises, and hazards associated with the construction industry

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