|Date Posted:||Oct 26, 2010|
|Closing Date:||Nov 9, 2010|
|Number of Vacancies:||2|
|Salary Range:||Salary is negotiableUSD|
|Years of Experience:||5 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
|Possibility of Contract Extension:||Yes|
|Contract Type:||Short Term|
Estimator and Designer
Duties & Responsibilities:
Main Responsibilities â€“ Construction Estimation
A Qualified/ experienced estimator must knowledge in the construction industry calculates quantities and prepares BOQs tender documents the upcoming projects of company. Tender prices are prepared from architects drawings and detailed specifications provided by the client.
Typical work activities include:
working with a quantity surveyor to estimate the type and amount of materials necessary to deliver the contract against the agreed specifications;
estimating the cost of plant and equipment;
working with a site manager and planning engineer to help predict the timescales of a project, which has a considerable bearing on costs;
establishing the likely progress and completion rates, including allowances for bad weather and other unforeseen circumstances;
Calculating a final figure for the estimated cost, supplemented by adjustments for overheads and profit, and presenting a tender price.
Estimating can be a demanding role due to the need to meet tight deadlines and ultimately win work for your employer, responsibility of which is heightened during an uncertain economic climate. Work is predominantly office-based, although there is a requirement to visit sites and clientsâ€™ premises.
Most opportunities are with contractors and subcontractors. A smaller number of estimators work for consultancies.
Main Responsibilities â€“ Planning
Planning engineers develop the most appropriate method and sequence of construction operations for a particular project, in conjunction with the site manager. They plan and oversee the entire programme of work and must anticipate a contract's demands in terms of labor, materials, equipment and technical challenges. As well as ensuring that construction is completed safely to a high technical standard, the planning engineer is also responsible for specifying the timing of the contract. This can be a major responsibility when penalty clauses for late completion are written into project contracts.
Typical work activities include:
selecting the appropriate techniques and sequence of events for a particular project;
analyzing construction sites and local environments to determine appropriate logistics solutions and resources;
drawing up plans and presenting schedules of work, often with visual aids such as bar charts and procedures diagrams;
using specialist planning computer software;
preparing logistics plans and pricing schedules for individual projects;
monitoring progress throughout the construction process and comparing this with the projected schedule of work;
liaising with the site agent and surveyor throughout the process, making adjustments to projects as necessary;
providing advice and support on the development of specific systems
Estimation/bidding for new projects, building and roads must have capability of proposals writing.
â€¢Experience from working in the development sector, preferably for a Construction company funded by USAID, Corp of Engineering etc.
â€¢University degree, civil engineering.
â€¢Familiarity with donors and their requirements, especially USAID, USACE, UNOPS etc.
â€¢Very good understanding of coherence, consistency and quality in documentation
â€¢Very good spoken and written English
â€¢Excellent spoken and written Dari and Pashto
â€¢Very good knowledge of Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, prima vira, M/S project.
â€¢â€¢Willingness to learn â€“ ability to take initiatives, innovate and pursuer work proactively, without daily supervision
â€¢â€¢Communicative and team-spirited
â€¢Ability to priorities and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
â€¢Ability to meet deadlines and communicate in the language of requiring.