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Cost Estimation Engineer



Tatekan Construction Company was established in 2005 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Tatekan Construction Company provides a wide range of construction management, project management and consulting services for your construction and design/build needs. We have experience in federal infrastructure, municipality and commercial projects. Our experience not only includes the highest in technical skills, but we also understand and work with the various funding, contracting, and reporting requirements for these diverse types of projects. We excel at supporting projects from initial planning through design, construction, procurement, logistics and project hand over.

Job Summary


Job Details

Date Posted: 04 Oct 2018 Reference: TCC-23-18
Closing Date: 30 Oct 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Engineering Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Short Term Years of Experience: 4 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

• Assessing and analyzing provided construction projects costing tables.
• Good understanding of RFP’s of USACE, USAID, WB and other donors RFP specifications.
• Working knowledge of US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) projects
• Preparation and evaluation of Bill of Quantities.
• Prepared detailed cost breakdown as per the scope including detailed material take off, activity wise resource requirements, indirect costs etc.
• Facilitating, calculating and measuring of prices per unit cost
• Application of appropriate methods of material/labor percentage per construction jobs’ units
• Formulate and calculate the volume quantity of construction works based on architecture and engineering drawings specification
• Study, assess determine and calculate the volume quantities of the jobs done on the site, the remaining vs. total quantities estimated.
• Prepare financial proposal including statements, planning inputs, data sheets, techno commercial qualifications in coordination with relevant department
• Evaluation and Monitoring according to volumetric quantities of Structure
• Study, assess, determine and calculate the quantities discrepancies between adding extra and/or cutting the jobs per contract and offers’ provision.
• Site supervision of ongoing projects as required by the office.
• Submission of weekly, monthly and annual reports to relevant sections
• To assist the invoice in the preparation of the actual billing of documents


• Having 4-Years construction estimation experience is highly preferred.
• Familiarity with US Army Corps of Engineers designs, price schedule and technical requirements.
• Computer skills using Auto CAD, MS Word, MS Excel, internet base research and e-mail.
• Estimating skills and knowledge:
• Reading of and quantification from engineering document
• Defining of scope
• Usage of breakdown structures
• Obtaining / using cost data and vendor quotes
• Data analysis & benchmarking
• Labor productivity analysis
• Normalization (inflation, metallurgy, location, etc.)
• General factors and ratios
• Equipment factored and capacity factored estimating
• Cost control skills and knowledge:
• Cost control, budgets and forecasts
1) Planning / scheduling
2) Progress measurement, earned value
3) Change management


• Bachelor’s degree Civil Engineering or a related field is desirable.
• At least Four years of direct relevant field.
• Ability to oversee all aspects of construction projects (technical design, planning, budgeting, logistic and implementation.
• Have strong knowledge of AutoCAD, and performing material takeoffs with CAD.
• Fluency in Dari, Pashto and English is required.
• Strong analytical skills
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Able to adapt quickly to changing needs and priorities
• Able to work independently or as a team member
• Broad technical expertise in the construction sector.
• Planning, organizing, management skills and ability to work independently.
• Extensive experience in USACE, USAID Projects
• Flexibility in working hours. Ability to work under pressure.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul
AF AF 12


Bachelors Degree,

Submission Guideline

Candidate shall send their most recent CV, copies of ID (Tazkira), TIN (Tax ID Number), University Degree, update certificate, Awards, and recommendation letters in compressed one PDF file. The PDF file must not exceed of 5 MB.

Write vacancy number to the subject of your email. Emails without vacancy number in the subject line will not be shortlisted for interview.

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