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.
* Attention to Detail
* Analytical Thinking
* Stress Tolerance
* Collect historical cost data to estimate costs for current or future products.
* Consult with clients, vendors, personnel in other departments, or construction foremen to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
* Prepare estimates used by management for purposes such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work.
Business and Financial Operations
Sample Job Titles
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