Estimator Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Estimator to join our team.


  • Preparation of Tender Documents;
  • Rating of all trades, labour and materials;
  • Preparation of builders BOQs and accurate take offs;
  • Preparing and issuing purchase orders;
  • Site visits/meetings with clients;
  • Assisting with scheduling and planning;
  • Prepare and submit tender documents;
  • Interpret client scopes, appreciate client’s underlying drivers and plan commercially viable project solutions;
  • Coordinating project orders and delivering on spec, on time and on budget;
  • Preparing tender take-offs;
  • Approving various purchase orders on projects you estimate to ensure cost control is managed throughout the project;
  • Continually striving to improve our costing models and how we do business;
  • Work closely with our Senior Managers to coordinate tender expectations;
  • Assessment of technical plans to determine project scope;
  • Detailed rates build-up (labour, equipment, maintenance, unit, fixed price and schedule of rates).


  • Experience with single & double storey homes;
  • Effective time management;
  • A team player who can also work individually;
  • Ability to read and interpret detailed engineering drawings;
  • Flexibility, initiative and a can-do attitude;
  • Ability to present tender documentation accurately;
  • Thorough understanding of building codes and different construction methods;
  • Ability to take the lead on tenders <$30M, and be involved in large scale underground mining projects in the range of $500M;
  • Experience in the retail and office fit out sector;
  • Strong background in estimation, commercials and bid management;
  • Able to meet demanding deadlines;
  • Self-motivated with good time management skills;
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel knowledge and proven experience in developing and maintaining highly technical Excel based tools;
  • Work and communicate as part of a team;
  • Background in Engineering or Mechanical related field would be highly advantageous.