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
 

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Job Listings

  1. Groundworker

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: £10.00 p/h

    Category: Labourer

    Our client a well-established Civil and Maintenance contractor currently have a requirement for multiple experienced Groundworkers in the Glasgow area.
    Ideal candidates will be considered for a permanent post at the end of the 3-month temporary contract.
    Due to the variation of works a driving licence is essential.
    Candidates must ...

  2. Case Manager

    Location: Renfrewshire

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Estate Agency - Commercial

     
    We have an opportunity for an experienced Case Manager to join our client’s busy re-mortgage department based in Renfrewshire. The successful candidate would require having a worked in a similar role in either a legal firm or in house with a mortgage provider and be familiar with the fast ...