Also called: Estimator, Cost Estimator, Estimator Project Manager, Project Manager
In the Air Force: Cost Analysis
In the Navy: Construction Planner and Estimator Specialist
What they do:Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
On the job, you would:
- Consult with clients, vendors, personnel in other departments or construction foremen to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
- Analyze blueprints and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates.
- Prepare estimates for use in selecting vendors or subcontractors.
Math and Science
Engineering and Technology
Arts and Humanities
People and Technology Systems
Ideas and Logic
People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Project management software
Financial analysis software
See more details at O*NET OnLine about cost estimators.