Cost Estimators

Cost Estimators

Cost Estimators prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining the price of product or service. May specialise according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.

Cost Estimators

Job Demand: High

Average weekly wage: $2,115

Where you could work:

  • Construction Companies: Hutchinsons, Sunland Group
  • Home Builders: Burbank Homes, Coral Homes, Metricon Homes

Cost Estimators do the following tasks:

  • 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.
  • Prepare estimates used by management for purposes such as planning, organising, and scheduling work.
  • Calculating quantities and maintaining inventories for standard options to compliment product ranges
  • Use of estimating software packages including BusinessCraft, Timberline, HMS, Databuild