Senior Estimator

Senior Estimator Job Description

March 9th, 2020

Senior Estimators accurately estimate the cost, time, materials, labor, and equipment required for a construction project. They perform cost analyses, determine the duration of a project, procure vendors and subcontractors, and ensure that resources are managed and deadlines are met.

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Senior Estimator Job Description Template

We are seeking 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 be successful 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:

  • Determining the total cost of materials, equipment, utilities, and labor for construction projects.
  • Researching construction documents and analyzing specifications.
  • Preparing estimates for planning, organizing, and scheduling project work.
  • Managing pre-qualification and pre-bid submissions.
  • Preparing estimates to meet project goals, such as setting work hours, sequencing tasks, obtaining materials, and securing the best deals with vendors and subcontractors.
  • Ensuring that relevant documents and budgets are submitted before a bid deadline.
  • Regularly reporting to Management and keeping clients updated on the project status.
  • Formulating contingency plans and effectively managing risks that might impact cost and time estimates.
  • Keeping track of the latest estimating technology and industry-related techniques.
  • Collaborating with other teams, conducting site visits, and providing other services, like bid deliveries, when required.

Senior Estimator Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil or Architectural Engineering, Construction Management, or an equivalent degree.
  • 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 and demonstrable competency with software such as ProContractor, Sage Estimating, or CoConstruct.
  • Ability to travel extensively and perform site visits.

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