Estimator / Technical Advisor

New Zealand

  • 20/03/2017
  • Full-Time
  • $50,000 - $70,000

About the Job

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reading and understanding plans, specifications and schedules as provided
  • Take off quantities of windows and doors, both residential and commercial
  • Price by means of V6 or manually
  • Gather subcontract and supplier prices
  • Combine all prices together adding margin and labour rates
  • List all tags as required as part of the overall quotation
  • Present quotation in a timely manner
  • Upon acceptance of quotation, request construction drawings, programme and confirm quoted figure that is accepted
  • Create Clean sell to enable the passing on to a project manager (see clean sell requirements)
  • Request prices for items that have been estimated
  • Accept subcontract quotes in writing (use form) requesting any schedules be filled in
  • Provide basic programme to subcontractors
  • Create brief schedule of quantities if none exists
  • Obtain/create an Alutech programme from microsoft works
  • Pass on to accounts for Job no. and file
  • Provide accounts with cost summary and quote
  • Price VO's in a timely manner and on correct form
  • Review pricing from actual costs to ensure pricing is correct and current
  • Review overall performance to identify any improvements that can be made to improve performance
  • Work with project managers to ensure correct delivery of services to client that will meet or exceed client/company expectations
  • Create Sq.metre rates from previous work to allow for quick and accurate budget pricing


Special Duties

  • Provide technical support to project managers re manufacture of product
  • Liase with APL/machine shop supervisor regarding machine maintenance


The personal skills expected to be displayed are:

  • Able to work alone and in a team
  • Possess good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good time management and planning skills
  • Strong knowledge of quantifying/labour costs/window design
  • Ability to solve complex problems on plans and specifications
  • Ability to influence
  • Strong accountability



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