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Cost Estimators are employed by construction companies and are responsible for determining the costs of a construction project. Typical example resumes for Cost Estimators highlight the following duties: assessing development sites, identifying variables like electrical availability, determining the amount of materials needed, updating records, and providing the final cost for construction jobs. Qualifications such as analytical thinking, attention to details, construction projects expertise, excellent numerical skills, and computer proficiency are often seen on Cost Estimator resume samples. Most eligible candidates hold a Bachelor's Degree in construction science.

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Senior Cost Estimator

Key role in the planning and development of new products or significant enhancements to existing products as it relates to design, layout, and cost estimates. Negotiated pricing of projects.

  • Provides detailed take-offs from drawings, involving materials, architectural blueprints, parts, shipping, labor, installation, layout requirements, and other areas as identified to conform to industry and customer standards.
  • A top performer in department related to quality of work, complexity, and quotes per year resulting in secured business (annually quoted $1.6M versus other Estimators at $750K).
  • Preparation of customer proposals related to bids, as well as in-process jobs for technical issues and customer support.
  • Initiated purchasing activities for sourcing of custom and standard materials such as plastic laminates, pre-engineered particle board material, and related specialty hardware and other components.
  • Key facilitator of increased estimation "hit rate" from 10% to 18%
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
AS
Associate of Science
2

Cost Estimator-utility / Fluidbed Boilers

Preparation of cost estimates for the design, supply and erection of boiler packages ranging from $2,000,000 to $250,000,000.

  • Developed material take-offs and costs for ASME pressure parts and piping, fabricated steel components, insulation and other miscellaneous commodities.
  • Reviewed customer specifications to determine possible effects on Foster Wheeler standard practices.
  • Achieved 100% on time completion of all proposal packages, providing quality internal and external customer service.
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
AS
Mechanical Drafting Technology
3

Program Manager - Cost Estimator

Created an innovative application for radar system engineers that reduced hardware design time by 35% and errors by 60%

  • Designed and developed a tool suite and associated processes for the cost volume of a $1B, 10 year contract win
  • Increased the reliability and realism of manpower and budget projections by 25% by building a WBS based resource mapping tool for use by decision makers
  • Developed and deployed an Excel based cost estimation model for use during the entire proposal life cycle (estimation, negotiation and audit) which became the program standard due to its accuracy (results within .5% of actual cost), ease of use and speed
Candidate Info
29
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BS
Physics
BS
Mathematics
BS
Chemistry
4

Supervisor, Cost Estimator, and City Processor

Manage new and existing relationships for clients with contracts ranging from $250 - $3M by promoting a full array of project management and analytical problem solving.

  • Increased company revenue over 20% ($500K) within first eleven (11) months of supervisory sales
  • Resulted in earning highest ratio of new sales per lead in the residential department.
  • Developed contact management system which increased company efficiency and clarified
  • Leading effort to increase perceived quality in order to establish company as a premium service.
  • Contributed to A+ BBB rating and positive feedback among consumer review sites.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
Business Management
5

Cost Estimator

Accurately and quickly completed competitive customer quotation requests

  • Extracted and utilized blueprints to compile material data and specifications
  • Effectively and efficiently analyzed, coordinated, and tracked quotes for new and existing programs
  • Successfully launched programs with detailed attention to quality, delivery, high customer satisfaction, low cost, and manufacturing feasibility
  • Worked directly with engineering, supply chain management, and manufacturing departments to continuously verify, update, and maintain cost models
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BBA
Finance
6

Materials Cost Estimator

Performed all procurement related responsibilities in accordance to government Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), the Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA), the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), and in compliance with International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) for contracts with an average value greater than $5 million

  • Projected expected cost for proposals and regularly schedule and complete multiple projects with competing deadlines
  • Liaised to vendors to present final proposals to senior level management
  • Established budget and budgetary constraints for buyers for awarded contracts and establish baselines for awarded contracts
  • Created, updated, and analyzed variance reports monthly to track the financial health and performance of programs
  • Updated and reported purchase order cycle time for buyers to ensure that they meet the established cycle times and lead times
  • Regularly worked with multiple business units to investigate and resolve financial discrepancies or cost variances for different programs
  • Performed audits to complete contracts in accordance to government DCMA regulations
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
C
Certificate
BS
Business Administration
7

Cost Estimator

Accountable for developing timely, profitable cost estimates for all package types for Catalent's 3 North America commercial packaging and 4 printed component facilities.

  • Obtained appropriate background detail from business development representative to ensure cost estimate output reflected the customer request.
  • Solicited price quotations from all materials and component suppliers.
  • Reviewed engineering drawings and web lay-outs to calculate blister material required per finished unit.
  • Collaborated with operations management and engineering to ensure appropriate equipment and run rates were utilized in the estimating process.
  • Communicated the appropriate unit cost, additional one-time and recurring fixed and variable costs to the business development representative for delivery to the customer.
  • Generated the quotation for business development representative.
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
10
years
at this job
BS
Management
8

Proposal Cost Estimator

Responsible for creation and cost data analysis of commercial construction project proposals. Lead team to seek over $400M of business projects; met business revenue goals with award rate for five consecutive years.

  • Individual proposal submissions successfully captured $50M of business projects; increased department overall productivity and project earned value profit by implementing proposals estimating templates.
  • Increased proposal success rate by 20% with time machine and fabrication shop data analysis project. Increased work costs evaluation accuracy and updated FABTROL database tool allowing for quicker proposal turn around.
  • Responsible for oversight of $500K in commercial and government facilities construction projects. Managed scope of work, progress reports, costs contract variations, material inventories and diverse labor trade staff.
  • Assisted in completion of $8M Marriot World Center in Orlando, FL and $5M NASA Orbiter display facility project, meeting all schedule milestones while staying $100K under budget.
  • Responsible for handling day to day operations of company's material inventory. Maintained and monitored physical inventory, maintained weekly and monthly inventory reports and ensured accurate inventory data in FABTROL database.
  • Implemented weekly inventory counts increasing accuracy to 95% and bi-monthly material recycling program and increased sales revenue of project remnant material.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
BS
Finance And Global Management
9

Cost Estimator

  • Estimated costs of projects and tracked expenses throughout the life of the project.
  • Maintained accounts with vendors to ensure correct and updated prices.
  • Planned, created and implemented cost-effective solutions.
  • Tracked projects and ensuring matching paperwork, resulting in below budget expenses.
  • Recognition for money saved in the year 2010.
  • Recognition for budgeting projects; increased projections for winning bids by 30%.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
AS
Business Management
10

Project Manager/cost Estimator

Build costing templates by creating bills of material, establishing machine rates, and identifying other expense factors to generate highly accurate quotations for a customer base of over 100 customers. This includes Tier 1 and Tier 2 supplier to Vera Bradley, Walt Disney, Behr Corporation, Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore, and Lincoln Life Corporation.

  • Principal Director in improving sales and profitability in a rapidly changing and challenging market through cost analysis and process improvements.
  • Collaborate with customers and internal engineering, sales, and production staff regarding layout, materials, and design parameters.
  • Adapted quotation and order systems to include additional capabilities due to new machinery.
  • Streamlined quotation and order entry by implementing software system which reduced staffing requirements by 50 %. Created historical data base for quotation verification.
Candidate Info
22
years in
workforce
13
years
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts

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