Estimator Jobs

Estimator jobs are important in every construction firm. Every type of project requires an accurate and comprehensive estimate of the amounts of materials, equipment, and labour necessary for the construction of the project. Estimator jobs work with the engineer's and architect's drawings or blueprints to prepare a complete list of all job costs, including labour, material, equipment, and speciality items necessary to complete the project.

Knowledge of construction techniques and proper scheduling of purchases and work are essential skills. Estimator jobs work is generally in the office, but some field coordination is often required. Estimator jobs require the ability to work accurately and quickly under pressure.

An estimator needs a good background in mathematics, drafting, blueprint reading, and English. Neatness and accuracy are important. Most estimators combine junior or community college courses in construction and engineering technology with on-the-job training to acquire needed skills. With the increasing use of computerized estimating systems, computer literacy is becoming another much-needed skill. College, although not a definite requirement, should be considered for early advancement.

Estimator jobs familiarity with the plans, specifications, and materials of a construction job provides excellent preparation for a position as project manager. Indeed, the owners and officers of many construction businesses received their initial industry experience as estimators.

Estimator jobs requirements

  • have knowledge of construction techniques
  • work well under pressure
  • be accurate and neat
  • computer literate
 

Contact the Construction Division Team

Email the Construction Division at construction@stafffinders.co.uk.

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Job Listings

  1. Groundworker

    Location: Ayrshire

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Labourer

    Stafffinders are currently recruiting two experienced Groundworkers to start on a project in Largs.
    Starting in January the role is expected to last approximately 8weeks.
    Pay rate is £9.00 - £9.50ph
    You must also have a valid CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card, full PPE and be able to ...

  2. Joiner

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: £14.80 p/h

    Category: Construction / Trades / Property

    Stafffinders are looking for Joiners to start in the Cumbernauld area.
    Qualified Joiners are required
    The work will consist a range of joinery therefore all applicants should have
    A minimum of 2 years relevant experience.
    A valid and in date CSCS Card.
    Have served their time as a joiner
    Hours ...