Job Description

Our Client; a manufacturing company dealing with a broad spectrum of products; Solar, power solutions, Powder coating Powder, Cable trays, Trunking, Gondola shelves, sheet metal parts, and light fittings is looking for an experienced diligent Cost Estimator to prepare accurate estimates for projects by gathering information and analyzing important metrics. He/she will provide knowledge of cost and benefits that support profitable business decisions. The ideal candidate must have excellent numerical skills and an analytical mindset. 



  • Understand the project/program and its requirements
  • Determine key variables for cost and other estimates
  • Gather first-hand information from sites, warehouses, or other venues
  • Conduct research to obtain data on labor costs, materials, production times, etc.
  • Use software for data analysis, forecasting, and budgeting
  • Obtain and review offers and quotes by subcontractors or vendors
  • Perform risk analysis
  • Create and submit estimate reports or bids to appropriate persons (project managers, clients, bidding competitions, etc.)
  • Build relationships with key vendors (subcontractors, suppliers, engineers, etc.)
  • Provide consultation on planning (schedules, manpower needs, etc.)


Skills and Qualifications

  • Proven experience as an estimator or similar position
  • Familiarity with financial and project management principles
  • In-depth knowledge of research and data analysis methods and estimation formulas
  • Exquisite math and IT ability with an analytical mindset
  • Proficient in relevant software (Timberline, HCSS HeavyBid)
  • Outstanding communication and negotiation abilities
  • Thoroughness and reliability
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • BSc/BA in engineering, construction science, or relevant discipline
  • Professional Certification will be an asset

If qualified for this role, follow this link to apply or share your updated CV through our email; with the job title as the Email subject.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Job Details

Level : Mid level
Industry : Business
Salary : Confidential
Experience : 2 Years
Applications : 7
Locality : Nairobi, Kenya
Eligibility : Bachelor
Company : Crystal recruit...
Posted By Crystal recruit... / 23 Apr 2021

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