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Senior Estimator Job Description

We are recruiting for a Senior Estimator to join our construction team. As a Senior Estimator, you will be responsible for calculating major construction cost estimates and you will be involved in the planning, development, negotiation, and contract execution of a project.

To succeed as a Senior Estimator, you should have excellent communication skills and great attention to detail. Outstanding Senior Estimators are able to negotiate with a range of professionals, make accurate time and cost estimates, and resolve any issues that arise.

Senior Estimator Responsibilities:

  • Research construction documents and analyse specifications.
  • Determine the total cost of materials, equipment, utilities, and labor for construction projects.
  • Prepare estimates for plan, organise, and schedule project work.
  • Managing pre-qualification and pre-bid submissions.
  • Prepare estimates to meet project goals, such as setting work hours, sequencing tasks, obtaining materials, and securing the best deals with vendors and subcontractors.
  • Ensure that relevant documents and budgets are submitted before a bid deadline.
  • Regularly reporting to Management and keeping clients updated on the project status.
  • Formulate contingency plans and effectively managing risks that might impact cost and time estimates.
  • Keep track of the latest estimating technology and industry-related techniques.
  • Collaborate with other teams, conducting site visits, and providing other services, like bid deliveries, when required.

Senior Estimator Requirements:

  • Extensive experience as an Estimator in the construction field.
  • Exceptional time management, multitasking, and interpersonal skills.
  • Brilliant management and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to closely collaborate with other project teams and stakeholders.
  • Excellent research, proposal writing, and oral presentation skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of best industry practices and standards.
  • Advanced computer skills.
  • Ability to travel extensively and perform site visits.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Architectural Engineering, Construction Management, or an equivalent degree.

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