​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;

  • Collaboration

  • Teamwork

  • Communication

  • Time management

  • Leadership

  • Organization

  • Problem solving

  • Critical thinking

How can we help with your Chief Estimator job search?

For over 15 years we have specialised in securing contract and permanent opportunities for Chief Estimators across the Construction, Civils, Rail, Power and Telecoms sectors.

Working globally with the largest contractors, consultancies, along with many infrastructure owners and operators, we are ideally positioned to work with talented Chief Estimators and secure the market's leading Chief Estimator opportunities.

With a reputation for being experts in the sectors that we operate, we are also renowned for consistently delivering the right opportunities to our candidates, working proactively in order to give our candidates the edge in a competitive marketplace.

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​Situated in the state of Texas, Fort Worth is the thirteenth largest city in the United States with a population of over 958,000. Established in 1849, Fort Worth covers an approximate area of 355 square miles and is the location of several multinational corporations and a number of university communities. Fort Worth has seen a huge number of large scale construction projects beginning and in the pipeline, such as:

7th Street at Burnett Storm Drain Rehabilitation

This project will rehabilitate an existing storm drain pipe under 7th St between Lexington St and Cherry St and 6th St between Cherry St and Burnett St. The project will primarily use a trenchless rehabilitation method to repair the pipe but there will be some repairs that require excavation. The scheme is likely to cost in the region of $1,103,000.

Alamo Heights and Riverside Alliance Water and Sewer Improvements

This project encompasses two areas. The western part is in Alamo Heights between Chisholm Trail Parkway and I-30. It is bound by Wirfield Street to the west, Alamo Avenue to the north, Bedford Street to the east and Lisbon Street to the south. The scheme is likely to cost in the region of $2,928,217.00.

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