Construction Estimator Job Description

We are looking for a thorough Construction estimator to calculate possible costs and gains of construction projects. You will collect and analyze data according to a series of useful variables. The ideal candidate will be very comfortable with numbers and analytical. You must have great attention to detail and excellent communication skills. The goal is to provide the company with accurate information that will help in operations and strategic planning.

Construction Estimator Responsibilities

  • Acquire understanding of the requirements of the project/program at hand

  • Select metrics to produce valid estimates

  • Visit sites, warehouses and other venues to gather essential information

  • Review documents or consult experts to collect all necessary data

  • Analyze data and produce forecasts

  • Perform risk analysis

  • Prepare detailed reports or bids for submission to appropriate parties

  • Select advantageous deals by evaluating offers and quotes

  • Foster relationships with key vendors (subcontractors, architects etc.)

Construction Estimator Requirements

  • Proven experience as construction estimator

  • Basic understanding of accounting and project management concepts

  • Deep understanding of research methodology, data analysis and estimation metrics

  • Comfortable with numbers and technology

  • Excellent knowledge of software like Timberline or HCSS HeavyBid

  • Great attention to detail

  • Excellent communication and negotiation abilities

  • Well-organized and reliable

  • BSc/BA in engineering, construction science or relevant field

  • Certified Professional Estimator (CPE) or other qualification will be a plus

How to Hire a Construction Estimator

The interview process provides hiring managers and professionals the opportunity to assess the candidates for these high-achieving qualities. In addition, HR professionals can delve deep into topics related to the candidate’s education, experience, and skills.

Ask your Construction Estimator candidates the following compelling interview questions to start the discussion:

  1. Why do you want to work as an Estimator?

  2. Can you walk us through the estimating process?

  3. How do you ensure about the accuracy of your estimates?

  4. Tell us about the worst estimate you ever made.

  5. How would you estimate the labor costs for each stage of the construction project?

In the end, there are numerous Construction Estimator interview questions you could ask. So don’t limit your questions to these five. Ask the candidate questions tailored to your specific business to see whether they could perform well in your company or whether or not they would be an excellent cultural fit.

Construction Estimator Salary

The average salary for a Construction Estimator is $71,181.

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