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10 Jul 2022

PermanentJob for Unemployed Senior Estimator Required

SGS – Posted by JobPlace24 Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Job Description

Job for Unemployed Senior Estimator Required

Location: Johannesburg CBD
Job Type: Permanent
Company/Employer: SGS
Job Title: Job for Unemployed Senior Estimator Required

Vacancy Details


  • To ensure the risk of a project is minimised with a compilation of a good estimate.


  • To provide support to the Project team in the formation of their EPCM budgets
  • Coordination of the estimate input for an estimate from all relevant disciplines/individuals, to suit the required level of accuracy and the proposal time schedule.
  • To facilitate risk assessment workshops for project work to verify estimating provisions
  • Stay abreast of new trends and innovations
  • Understand the requirements of the client RQF and final proposal by:
  • Studying and analysing the RFQ documentation to understand the requirements.
  • Analysing the current proposal requirements against previous proposals
  • To understand the requirements of a proposal manager
  • To work with the team to establish Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) for all levels of estimates in alignment with scope of work
  • To collate and check all commercial and technical information by:
  • Analysing the signed-off document received & compare to requirements of the client RFQ
  • Compiling the data and summarise it
  • Developing a database of rates and costs
  • Collating of all relevant information from all parties for future reference.
  • Obtaining the result of a Risk Analysis from the Project Proposal Manager, Review the results to identify an impact on any part of the estimate and finally incorporate recommendation into the estimate
  • To submit the estimate to the Proposal Manager for submission to the client
  • To assist the project team with estimate information when the project is awarded
  • Ensure team participation by:
  • Attending and participating in the following meetings:
  • Proposal Kick off meeting
  • Progress and co-ordination meeting
  • Risk analysis meeting
  • Price fix meeting to provide estimate summary to Management
  • Actively promote the Company’s professional image, both internally & externally
  • Implement and manage adhoc projects and duties as may be required and assigned from time to time.
  • Adhere to all quality and safety requirements of the SGS management system.
  • Perform any other reasonable tasks as assigned by direct line manager.
  • Candidate Requirements


  • Cost estimation: Understanding cost of design and ability to estimate cost related to a project or specific activity
  • Estimating methods: Good understanding of conceptual, capacity factored, mechanical factored and definitive methods.
  • Risk analysis: Ability to identify project and activates risks from any point of view
  • Basic IT Tools: Use of office automation software tools and basic comber application.
  • Estimating control document: Development of estimating spreadsheet that can cope with the complexity of the project and any movement in factors, rates, foreign exchange, commodity prices etc.
  • Cost control: Knowledge of cost engineering principles: total cost management and total quality management etc.
  • Change management: Ability to effectively and efficiently manage changes during the course of the project
  • Commercial Principles: Understanding of contract types and of their main features
  • Legislation & Standards: Knowledge of sector specific law e.g. Engineering, safety etc. and standard specifications e.g. Plant layout requirements etc.
  • Project Management: Knowledge of basic project management methods and all project lifecycle phases


  • Minimum 3 years qualification i.e. Engineering, Construction or Quantity Surveying
  • PMI, AACEI certification
  • Minimum 10 years proven experience with large projects in an EPCM / EPCM/Construction/Engineering environment would be required within Projects / EPCM environment.


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