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Estimator

567

Statewide
Job Postings
121st

Out of 439
Jobs In-Demand
4,630

Currently Employed
in Indiana
$21.01 - $36.97

Avg. Hourly Wage
Indiana
$21.95 - $37.98

Avg. Hourly Wage
USA
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Estimator - Indiana Regions Overview:

The graph above shows that there were 567 job postings for the occupation of Estimator in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Estimator. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.

What Estimator Do:

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.

Common Job Activities:

  • Collect historical cost data to estimate costs for current or future products.
  • Consult with clients, vendors, personnel in other departments or construction foremen to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
  • Analyze blueprints and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates.
  • Prepare estimates used by management for purposes such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work.
  • Confer with engineers, architects, owners, contractors and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates.
  • Assess cost effectiveness of products, projects or services, tracking actual costs relative to bids as the project develops.
  • Prepare estimates for use in selecting vendors or subcontractors.
  • Prepare cost and expenditure statements and other necessary documentation at regular intervals for the duration of the project.
  • Set up cost monitoring and reporting systems and procedures.
  • Establish and maintain tendering process, and conduct negotiations.
  • Prepare and maintain a directory of suppliers, contractors and subcontractors.
  • Review material and labor requirements to decide whether it is more cost-effective to produce or purchase components.
  • Visit site and record information about access, drainage and topography, and availability of services such as water and electricity.
  • Conduct special studies to develop and establish standard hour and related cost data or to effect cost reduction.

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