Cost Estimators:

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.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $63,620.00
Average Time to Fill 40 days
Typical Education Associate's degree
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 3,849
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) -2.31 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Resource Allocation
Oral Communication
Information Gathering
Written Communication
Technology and Tool Usage
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Estimate costs of design or construction materials
Estimate engineering project costs
Convert design specifications to cost estimates
Estimate costs of goods or services
Estimate travel rates or expenses
Bid work projects
Estimate construction project costs
Estimate business operations related project costs
Prepare cost estimates
Estimate time or monetary resources needed to complete projects
Estimate project material requirements
Estimate project labor requirements
Measure layout for construction projects

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze business or financial data
Analyze current and historical utility costs
Analyze financial data or information
Perform cost benefit analysis
Assess the cost effectiveness of products, projects, or services
Determine sources or targets for upcoming procurements
Analyze administrative, financial, and operational budgets
Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Cost Control
Commercial Construction
Cost Analysis
Project Planning and Development Skills
Contract Preparation

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