What is a Chief Estimator?
A Chief Estimator is the most senior member of the estimating team, with overall responsibility for the creation of budgets and estimates produced for projects. The Chief Estimator is responsible for the oversight of the estimating process for all project bids and awarded, and will establish standardized procedures, methods and processes for estimating and training estimating resources in the use of the same.
What are the typical duties and activities for a Chief Estimator?
From employer to employer the job description of a Chief Estimator will vary, however typical duties and activities undertaken include:
Assigns responsibilities for the estimating team
Review project plans and specifications and coordinate with the estimating team
Identify risk issues
Research subcontractor and supplier information and costs
Prepare instructions to bidders, bid form and other bid solicitation information
Manage the quantity survey and pricing for internal budgets
Prepare conceptual budgets based on information available
Skills required to be a successful Chief Estimator
To be successful as a Chief Estimator, the below skills are important;
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Berlin is the capital and the largest city in Germany, both in area and population, with an estimated population of 3.8 million. The city covers an area of roughly 344 square miles. Berlin has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:
Axel Springer Building
This new cube-shaped building is the latest addition to the Axel-Springer Campus, the ensemble of different premises at the media and technology company’s headquarters. The new Axel Springer building offers 52,000 square meters of work space for more than 3,000 employees and is characterised by its open, transparent architecture.
UP! Friedrichshain Berlin Building
This construction project has seen the transformation of an ageing iconic shopping mall into a modern place for work and retail in Berlin’s Friedrichshain neighbourhood. The nearly 675,000 ft2 / 67,000 m2 project named “UP!” reveals the building’s past and points to its future with a new volumetric appearance and a new, entirely glazed building envelope.
Terminal 2 at Berlin Brandenburg Airport
Terminal 2 at BER Airport is the fastest-built terminal project in German history and has allowed the airport to expand the capacity by six million passengers a year. The two-story terminal with three halls includes spaces for checking-in, handing in and collecting luggage, security controls, service facilities, shops, and restaurants.
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