Senior Estimator (Civil) - Cape Town

Agent: Yvette Rautenbach

  • Reporting to the Managing Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with price tenders for producing estimates and costs plans for multiple complex construction projects


  • Company: Well established construction company
  • Location: Cape Town
  • Date Posted: 7 January 2020
  • Industry: Building & Construction
  • Nationality: South African (OPEN)
  • Salary: Neg depending on experience
  • Qualifications: Degree/Diploma in Building Management/Civil Engineering/Quantity Surveying
  • Assignment: Permanent

Job Description

  • Responsible to apply one’s knowledge of construction (materials, methods, tools and equipment involved in the construction of highways,roads and earthworks)
  • Identify resources to complete bids
  • Identify potential risks and opportunities
  • Reviewing and evaluating requests for estimates
  • Responsible for all bid administration
  • Preparing weekly bid calendar and ensuring timely completion of estimates
  • Compile comprehensive analytical net cost estimates for project quantities and costs in the preparation of Studies and Tenders (as required) on a timely and cost-effective basis with compilation of quotes and relevant rates. This will include preliminary items in line with the Company’s standards to win work
  • Computing cost factors and prepares estimates used for management purposes such as planning, organizing and scheduling work, preparing tender & study estimates, and determining cost effectiveness
  • Preparing and presenting tender documentation
  • Manpower planning, scheduling and project costs
  • Supervisory responsibilities
  • Working from current costs supplied from the chosen and approved suppliers
  • Consult with clients, vendors, or other individuals to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues
  • Conditions of contract (e.g. JBCC, NEC, FIDIC, GCC 2010)
  • Extracting components and quantities from the specifications
  • Extracts components and quantities from the specifications and provides total prior cost budget for a project
  • Obtaining technical information where needed, flowcharts and diagrams from the engineering team
  • Resourcing, developing and maintaining information to gain better pricing, subcontractors materials/products, vendors etc.
  • Attending departmental meetings when needed
  • Responsible for Management of personnel resources which includes motivating, developing, monitoring performance and delegating staff.
  • Understanding and adhering to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, Labour Relations Act, company procedures and policies

Minimum Requirements

  • Relevant National Diploma/Degree in Building Management/Civil Engineering/Quantity Surveying
  • 12 - 15 years experience within the construction management and estimating
  • Good communication and people interaction skills with strong analytical and negotiation skills
  • Experience with roads
  • Knowledge on conditions of contract such as JBCC, NEC, FIDIC etc.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license

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