Cost & Estimator Engineer

Saudi Consulting Services - SAUD CONSULT

Job Vacancy – Cost & Estimator Engineer

Saudi Consulting Services – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Vacancies

  • Experience:- 20+ Years
  • Job Location:- Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Education:- Relevant Degree / Other Qualifications
  • Nationality:- Any Nationality
  • Gender:- Not Mentioned
  • Number of Vacant Positions:- Not Mentioned
  • Salary:- SAR – Negotiable – Monthly
  • Job Type:- Permanent
  • Job Category:- Construction Facility / Engineering 

About Saudi Consulting Services

Saudconsult is an Award-winning multidisciplinary designing and configuration firm with 50 years of involvement with a wide cluster of tasks. With regards to actually testing projects or convenient missions expectations, Saudconsult is among not many in the area that reliably conveys achievement.

Cost & Estimator Engineer – Job Description

  • Develop a full understanding of company estimating policies and procedures, and company standards and comply with these at all times.
  • Work on estimate types including: conceptual, negotiated, hard bid; and from varying levels of design documents from conceptual only to highly detailed.
  • Successfully utilize estimating systems and software for the completion of estimates (e.g. Timberline, On-Screen Takeoff, Candy).
  • Coordinate estimating efforts with other members of the company’s estimating staff and operations staff as required.
  • Receives tenders and prepares the bid package.
  • Reviews and assesses tenders ensuring all tender documents are received and correct.
  • Assesses the type of tender and closing date of the tender to determine the prioritization of all tenders.
  • Studies work as mentioned in the tendering document by carefully reading plans in conjunction with specifications, BOQ and tender and contractual requirements for a complete understanding of the project scope.
  • Review and prepare the Tender brief which provides the summary information of the Tender.
  • Prepare the preliminary estimate for the project using available historical data and including Direct and Indirect costs.
  • Identify the subcontractors and suppliers work and lead the team members for the preparation of Request for Quotation (FRQ) documents.
  • Check and verify the quantity take-off prepared by the Junior Estimation Engineer for tender verification.
  • Reviews tender documents, proposal specifications and drawings to determine scope of work and provide feedback to the Estimation Manager.
  • List the discrepancies and ambiguities in the Tender document and prepare the list of clarifications needed in collaboration with the Estimation Manager.
  • Check all Calculations of various statistical data, quantity take off, material price lists, labor costs/man-hour, equipment, etc.
  • Supervise and follow-up the Preparation and processing of the sub-contracting packages.
  • Check all cost estimates prepared for each trade taking into consideration in addition to the Project requirements, Time, Quality, and efficient use of Material and Labor.
  • Prepare the responses to the subcontractors and suppliers queries.
  • Work together with the team members to establish the technical and commercial comparisons for the subcontract works based on the received quotations.
  • Analyze the prices of material, labor productivity and related equipment.
  • Prepare the Item break and Top sheet based on the detailed estimate conducted.
  • Prepare the indirect cost table taking into consideration all matters that will affect the execution, including but not limited to, site logistics, unforeseen and existing conditions and all forecasted constructability issues.
  • Prepare the Direct Cost after checking all cost estimates for each trade taking into consideration in addition to the Project requirements, Time, Quality, and efficient use of Material and Labor.
  • Developing and maintaining productive Sub-contractor relationship
  • Prepares the list of value engineering in order to minimize the cost without affecting the Employer’s perceived quality and performance to be presented to the Estimation Manager
  • Prepares and compiles all Potential Risks anticipated at tender stage to be presented in a table to the Estimation Manager
  • Quality proposal writing and presentations to describe the proposed solution and respond to requirements.
  • Provide written text to illustrate the understanding of the requirements and the plan designed to achieve the owner’s goals.
  • Develop innovative suggestions and methods for completing projects to enhance project’s effectiveness and overall financial benefits to all parties.
  • Submits the Tender Summary Report for the project which includes the summary of all costs direct and indirect, value Engineering and possible perceived reductions, and Summary of Potential Risks.
  • Coordinate closely with the Tender Technical Team to prepare and finalize on time the technical submission.
  • Organize and be responsible for Compiling the tender documents including the letter of offer, tender schedules, program and other items required by the tender.
  • Submits complete tender on time
  • Maintains files of working documents as back up for estimate figures, including current and accurate information on prices from suppliers and subcontractors through price list or direct contact.
  • Successful turnover and continued involvement with other members of the estimating staff as well as the company’s operations staff.
  • Work with minimal direction, manage time to meet tight project schedule deadlines and successfully complete multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Cost & Estimator Engineer – Job Requirement

  • A Degree in a field such as Construction Management or Civil Engineering.
  • Minimum 20 years experience including a combination of estimating; and project engineering and/or project supervision/management.
  • Knowledgeable of the local market (at least 3 years Qatar experience)
  • Professional Skills, in cost estimating, RFQ preparation, scheduling, contract negotiations, and presentations.
  • Candidates will be technology literate and proficient in the Microsoft environment (Excel, Word, Outlook) and estimating software platforms especially Candy, drawing software AutoCAD and Revit is considered as a plus.
  • Experience with Timberline and/or On-Screen Takeoff estimating software is a plus.
  • Proposal writing experience is also a plus.
  • Communicates effectively in both oral and written English general and technical language, both in interpreting requirements and providing documents and reports.
  • The position may require significant interaction with other functional areas within the company, various types and levels of employees, and third parties; and should therefore possess good interpersonal and customer service skills.


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