Job Description

Job Title: Cost Estimator
Job Location: Virginia

Responsibilities:

  • Collect historical cost data to estimate costs for current or future products
  • Consult with clients, vendors, personnel in other departments, or construction foremen to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues
  • Analyze blueprints and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates
  • Confer with engineers, architects, owners, contractors, and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates
  • Assess cost effectiveness of products, projects or services, tracking actual costs relative to bids as the project develops
  • Establish and maintain tendering process, and conduct negotiations
  • Review material and labor requirements to decide whether it is more cost-effective to produce or purchase components
  • Conduct special studies to develop and establish standard hour and related cost data or to effect cost reduction
  • Prepare cost and expenditure statements and other necessary documentation at regular intervals for the duration of the project
  • Visit site and record information about access, drainage and topography, and availability of services such as water and electricity

Required Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications
  • Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology
  • Applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services
  • Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads
  • Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming
  • Three to ten years of experience
  • Bachelor's degree

QBH#: 2248

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