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Estimator (Civil/Building) |
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Location: Johannesburg | Salary / Range: R480000 - R700000 p.a | Posted On: May 16, 2017
Key Skills :
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Qualification :
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Job Function : Permanent
Vacancy :
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Position: Permanent
Job Description:

Estimator (Civil/Building)

Location: Bedfordview, Johannesburg, South Africa

Salary: Market Related (Between R480000 and R700000) p.a


Our client in the Civil/Building industry is looking to employ a Suitably Qualified and Experienced ESTIMATOR. Applicants must be aware of the strict requirements and the need for extensive travel.


Key responsibilities


  • Ensure standard procedures are adhered to and any specific client requirements have been taken into account and attend on-site pre-bid/proposal conferences and site visits
  • Prepare detailed accurate material, labour, equipment, subcontracts, construction facilities, etc. estimates
  • Develop and review subcontractor scopes of work and accept, review, and analyze subcontractor quotes for best value
  • Prepare project schedules, perform quantity take-offs and input quantities into estimating software
  • Present cost estimates to meet Employers requirements, providing consideration for general and special conditions
  • Foster relationships with subcontractors and suppliers
  • Ensure all tender qualifications are identified and included in tender
  • Review inquiry/ tender with Estimating Director and/or Managing Director as required prior to submission




  • The Estimator is responsible for preparing and finalization of cost estimates and tenders in response to inquiries with the aim of submitting the most competitive tender proposal
  • BSc/B Eng./B-Tech/N Dip in Civil Engineering
  • Minimum of 6 years' “on site” working experience on Civil Engineering Construction Projects
  • Minimum of 6 years' experience in a Civil Engineering Construction Estimating office
  • Advanced Proficiency in CCS estimating and planning modules
  • Advanced knowledge in Microsoft Office (Excel, Project, Power Point, Word, & Outlook)
  • Ability to read, understand and organize construction Plans and Specifications
  • Must be a South African Citizen, hold a valid Driver’s License and hold a South African Passport
  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal structure while exercising great judgment
  • Strong ability to multitask, prioritize, and work well under pressure to meet established deadlines



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