- Job Descriptions
- Cost Estimator
Responsible for forecasting the expense and scope of projects within a company. Analyze business endeavors and envelop cost information for businesses to make sound financial decisions.
- Predict the expense of future projects or products by analyzing monetary costs and other factors.
- Aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service.
- Break down all expenses related to a project including materials, labor, and other resources.
- Help companies make sound buying and hiring decisions.
- Plan project budgets.
- Track projects throughout its course and recommend budget adjustments.
- Review preliminary plans thoroughly.
- Perform onsite investigations before, during, and after project.
- Work with engineers to interpret blueprints or conceptual drawings.
- Compile a list of parts and decides whether it is more cost efficient to manufacture or to purchase the parts.
- Prepare time-phase charts and learning curves.
- Calculate standard labor hours necessary to produce units or to complete project.
- Find and correct problems associated with the project, product assembly, and testing.