Based on 451 responses, the job of Senior Estimator has received a job satisfaction rating of 4.13 out of 5. On average, Senior Estimators are highly satisfied with their job.
Q: What is it like working as a Senior Estimator?
Pros: Not micromanaged. Cool houses.
Cons: Low Pay. No respect.
"All work and no play."
Put in the " due diligence" to be sure the costs for labor and material are accurate to maintain margins.
LEARN YOUR PRODUCT WELL, ASK QUESTIONS OF PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN AROUND LONGER THAN YOU HAVE AND RETAIN IT.
"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.
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 Los Angeles:
Pros: Business Enviroment.
Senior Estimator in Oakton:
Have subcontractor backup and completed SOW.