Based on 435 responses, the job of Senior Estimator has received a job satisfaction rating of 4.1 out of 5. On average, Senior Estimators are highly satisfied with their job.
Q: What is it like working as a Senior Estimator?
Senior Estimator in Vancouver:
Pros: Vanouver is amazing! Why would you ever want to leave (except for the cost of living)
Cons: Cost of living
"Hectic and disorganized."
Senior Estimator in Glen Burnie:
Pros: Making happy customers and by restoring their homes
Cons: working with others that have way less experience.
"That I Would Be Required To Have Sales Abilities."
Decide what your track should be and find a company that is structured to accommodate your future. For example, I work for a company as a senior estimator. However, I manage, and try to sell design build projects as well. If I had a choice, I would be an estimator exclusively. And leave the selling to the sales people.
Obtain a greater scope of construction methods and practices and how to translate them into costs.
"I Wish I Knew That There Is No Profit Sharing."
Keep all your records of your estimate. What you knew, and when you knew it.
"Continue to learn."
"Get it in writing!"
The short version is...promises were made that I asked to have in writing. I accepted the job prior to that written promise and now in two years, my boss who made the promises is gone. I have had no review, no raise, no bonus and no way of knowing how one has the opportunity to achieve anything at this company. I have gone all the way up to the President and still have no answers. GET IT IN WRITING!