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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 West Coast--Northern Peninsula--Labrador 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
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Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Oct 07 - Oct 11, 2013
- The provincial government announced $7.3M in funding for the reconstruction of William Gillett Academy in Charlottetown, Labrador
- The provincial government awarded a $944,000 contract to Humber Valley Paving for road work on the Port au Port Peninsula
- The provincial government announced $955,000 in funding for upgrades to the Lewin Parkway (Ring Road) in Corner Brook
- The provincial government announced $378,000 in funding for water and road infrastructure projects in the Humber Valley area. Funding for this project is cost-shared between the provincial government and the Towns of Deer Lake and Hampden.
- The provincial government has awarded a tender valued at $118,000 to the Whitestone Group Inc. of Stephenville to replace the siding at Stephenville Middle School.
- The provincial governments' Community Capital Grants Program announced $13,000 in funding to assist with improvements and repairs to its rowing facility in Labrador
- The provincial government announced $301,000 in municipal capital works funding for road upgrades to the Town of Conche, NL
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