Senior Estimator Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Estimator?

Senior Estimator in Boise:
"Construction Estimating."
High pressure and low success rate. You need thick skin and an indomitable attitude. Lots of people used to be estimators. Ups and downs, but mostly down.

Senior Estimator in San Diego:
"Systems and procedures are key."
If you want to produce accurate bids, you need systems and checks in place to make sure that you have captured all of the relevant costs, as well as ensure that you have the information you need when you need it.

Senior Estimator in New Orleans:
LEARN YOUR PRODUCT WELL, ASK QUESTIONS OF PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN AROUND LONGER THAN YOU HAVE AND RETAIN IT.

Senior Estimator in Hartford:
"All work and no play."
Put in the " due diligence" to be sure the costs for labor and material are accurate to maintain margins.

Senior Estimator in Laguna Beach:
Pros: Not micromanaged. Cool houses.
Cons: Low Pay. No respect.

Senior Estimator in Anaheim:
Get paid what you are worth and don't let employers undercut you or abuse you.

Senior Estimator in Pearlington:
"Advice for a new Electrical Switchgear Estimator."
Not much practical information is available in books or online so you will have to relay on a mentor and your own experience.