Cost Estimators


Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Also called: Construction Estimator, Cost Estimator, Estimator, Estimator Project Manager

Knowledge:

    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • building and construction
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Business
  • accounting and economics

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • using math to solve problems
  • reading work related information
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Math
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Persistence
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology:

    Project management software
  • Microsoft Project
  • Oracle Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management
    Accounting software
  • Choice Job Cost
  • Intuit QuickBooks
    Financial analysis software
  • CPR Visual Estimator
  • IBM Costimater

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    master's degree
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