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Construction estimators analyze costs of and prepare estimates on civil engineering, architectural, structural, electrical and mechanical construction projects. They are employed by residential, commercial and industrial construction companies and major electrical, mechanical and trade contractors, or they may be self-employed.
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- Prepare estimates of probable costs of materials, labour and equipment for construction projects based on contract bids, quotations, schematic drawings and specifications
- Advise on tendering procedures, examine and analyze tenders, recommend tender awards and conduct negotiations
- Establish and maintain tendering process and set up cost monitoring and reporting systems and procedures
- Prepare cost and expenditure statements and forecasts at regular intervals for the duration of a project
- Prepare and maintain a directory of suppliers, contractors and subcontractors
- Liaise, consult and communicate with engineers, architects, owners, contractors and subcontractors, and prepare economic feasibility studies on changes and adjustments to cost estimates
- Manage and co-ordinate construction projects and prepare construction progress schedules.
Estimators may specialize in estimating costs for structural, electrical or mechanical construction projects.
Outlook & Prospects for Construction Estimators in North Shore Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|North Shore Region||2011-06-09|
Currently the chances of qualified Construction Estimators finding employment are considered to be fair in the local area. Construction estimators may require a background in civil technology and knowledge of estimating software can be an asset. With smaller construction companies, which are common in our region, estimating may be part but not all of a worker's duties. There are several potential employers in the area and retirements or turnover may create openings for qualified workers
The Construction Sector Council provides detailed information on the supply and demand of labour and construction activity at a national and provincial level (www.csc-ca.org). Their information considers residential, commercial and industrial activity
In addition to employment opportunities locally, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Construction Estimators in Nova Scotia is expected to be fair over the next 5 years.
Additional information on Construction Estimators (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.
Local Labour Market News
Week of May 06 – May 10, 2013
- Three Guysborough county community groups will receive infrastructure funding from the federal government
Week of Apr 22 – Apr 26, 2013
- Construction is expected to begin in the spring or early summer of 2013 on a new recreational and competitive rowing centre on Lochaber Lake
- Marinus Verhagen Enterprises Ltd. will begin building an asbestos disposal facility in McLellans Brook this spring and open it later in 2013
Week of Apr 15 – Apr 19, 2013
Week of Apr 01 – Apr 05, 2013
- A new fisheries office and storage facility will be constructed at the Millbrook First Nation over the next few weeks
- The $20M expansion of the Debert Home Hardware store, due to be finished by March 2014, is expected to create local construction jobs. The store employs more than 250 workers.
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