The job of construction estimator is essential to a contractor or any company that performs many building or material improvements or renovations to their facilities. The estimator assesses all costs - material and labor - for potential construction projects. They normally work within a firm to come up with their best estimates for a project so that the company can then implement this work into a budget for a bid; their estimates are often for internal use only, although some contractors have their estimators write actual bids as well.
Estimator, Construction Tasks
Consult with outsides sources and analyze documents to create time, cost, materials and labor estimates.
Create cost tracking and reporting operational systems.
Create estimates and cost or expenditure statements for use in future project consideration.