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Engineering Career Guide – Estimator

Job seeker advice

As an Estimator there are many responsibilities such as; collecting different quotes from subcontractors, vendors, and suppliers, analysing company data, monitoring budget and prices using software packages also review and assessing cost estimates. 

Some more key responsibilities for an Estimator are the following, prepare detailed cost estimate reports, conduct regular risk assessments, oversee the different stages of a company project to ensure that expenses follow the forecast plan and present complex and detailed reports to management. 

Some skills and requirements for an Estimator are; a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or a relevant field, a minimum of 3 years as an estimator or a similar role. 

Some skills that are required are the following, outstanding mathematics and its abilities, proficiency in relevant software including MS Office Suite, excellent presentation and communication skills, and lastly strong problem-solving abilities. 

In this role, there are a few pathways which can be chosen such as a Quantity Surveyor, Senior role as a Contracts Manager or Construction Manager. If you take any interest in these roles, please contact us at Perfect Placement UK Ltd.

Usually, an Estimator works the general 40hrs/Week as well as offers overtime if needed. Salaries range between £20,000-£47,500 per annum depending on experience. 

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At Perfect Placement, we recruit across all engineering disciplines including roles within manufacturing and maintenance, design engineering, precision engineering, management, support and sales, production, FMCG, HVAC, BMS, and Quality. 

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