estimator

estimator

Job Description

Estimators are responsible for providing a client or potential client with a thorough list of estimates for a job, including assessments of required equipment, materials and labour.

An estimator will analyse quotes from suppliers and sub-contractors to give the customer as clear a picture as possible regarding the costs of a project.

CSCS Card

Required NVQ

Graduate Red Trainee CSCS Card

NVQ Trainee

Gold CSCS Card (Supervisors)

NVQ Level 3

Black CSCS Card (Managers)

NVQ Level 4

White/Yellow PQP CSCS Card

None

Why is this a Job for Me?

If you have commercial know-how, are confident with financial analysis and have good IT skills.

Average Salary

£18,000 - £65,000

Required Skills

  • Close attention to detail
  • Organised - can self manage with deadlines in mind
  • Leadership qualities for more senior estimating roles
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Acute awareness of external factors such as exchange rates, price trends and regulations

Working Hours

40

Construction estimators can expect to work between 37 and 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday. With overtime this may extend to evenings in order to meet deadlines.

Qualification Pathways

BTEC/HNC/HND/Degree

Structural Engineering/Civil Engineering/Construction

Level 3 NVQ

Project Control

Level 3 NVQ

Construction Contracting Operations

Level 4 NVQ

Project Control

Level 4 Certificate/Diploma

Site Management

Level 4 NVQ

Construction Contracting Operations

Industry work experience

Administrator/craftsperson/technician/surveying assistant

Level 3 NVQ

Project Control

Level 3 NVQ

Construction Contracting Operations

Level 4 NVQ

Project Control

Level 4 Certificate/Diploma

Site Management

Level 4 NVQ

Construction Contracting Operations

Career Progression

estimator

Site Management

Site Manager

Specifications

Mechanical Estimator

Provide cost estimates via thorough knowledge of the mechanical aspect of project costs.

Senior Estimator

Ensure that a construction company arrives at its best price on all tenders.

Electrical Estimator

Assess the amount and cost of required electricity for a structure.

Civil Engineering Estimator

Be accountable for tender returns across a range of Civil Engineering schemes.

Required PPE

Sturdy shoes with a protective toe box and non-slip soles

Hard hat

High-vis jacket

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