An Estimator must have strong math skills and a high attention to detail in order to prepare cost estimates for heavy/civil construction projects. All work is time sensitive, so an estimator must be prepared to work as required to meet customer deadlines.
The duties include reviewing plans, proposals & specifications, calculating takeoff quantities of all work items, work with engineering as needed for schedule analysis, false work & lifting plan design and computing cost of construction. An estimator must also maintain the estimating software system.
The estimator also searches for new bid opportunities and assists in the transition to the project management team for projects won.