Estimator

Location: Dubai
Salary: AED 8,000 – 12,000
Job Code: 219/001/371
Industry: Construction

Job Summary:
The Estimator shall be responsible for planning, coordinating, and controlling the day-to-day functions of the Estimation department. He shall estimate the cost of projects as per all inquiry documents. He shall review the inquiry documents and highlight the salient features with respect to contractual/technical requirements.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Checks and makes sure that all the corresponding documents for any inquiry to be tendered like drawings, specifications, addendums, BOQs, relevant standards, etc., are received in order.
  • Reviews and understands the project drawings, specifications, scope, etc. fully.
  • Generates inquiries for different types of materials and sources the most economical supplier. Also updates the data bank. If in doubt, obtain the necessary clarifications.
  • Goes through all the aspects of the job in detail and calculates material take-off, labour hours, etc.  Builds the total estimated cost of the project.
  • Preserves in liaison with the sales secretary all the tender documents in a manner that at any point in time they can be retrievable.
  • Prepares the tender submission documents.
  • Advises management of any cost-effective measures/actions that could be helpful to cut down costs and make the bids more competitive.
  • Performs other duties as required by the head of the department.

Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 5 years of proven experience in a similar role.
  • Must have a background in estimation tendering/construction.
  • Strong ability to read blueprints and specifications.
  • Strong ability to measure products with calipers, gauges, or micrometers.
  • MS Office (MS Excel and MS Word, in particular).

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