Construction Estimator 

As a construction estimator, you prepare estimates and cost plans for construction projects up to the tender settlement stage.  

Construction Estimator


  • Salary
  • Office work 
  • Working with others  

A typical day may involve:

  • assisting construction managers, architects and surveyors in planning and organisation
  • interpreting plans, regulations and codes of practice
  • calculating costs and estimating timing 

It helps to be good at:

  • working with others
  • planning projects 
  • numbers
  • attention to detail
  • using technology and systems

Qualifications/pathway options:

  • Cert IV Building Project Support 
  • Diploma of Building and Construction (management)

You may be able to work in:

  • Construction 
  • Manufacturing 

Related Roles 

  • Quantity Surveyor 

  • Contract Administrator 

  • Construction Manager


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