2 Feb 2017

Full-Time Cost Estimator For Desalination Contractor

Job Description

A Desalination company based in Abu Dhabi is looking for an experience Cost Estimator for Desalination Contractor.

Job Description:

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assess cost effectiveness of products, projects or services, tracking actual costs relative to bids as the project develops.
  • Confer with engineers, architects, owners, contractors and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates.
  • Prepare estimates for use in selecting vendors or subcontractors.
  • Predict the expense of future projects or products by analyzing monetary costs and other factors.
  • Help companies make sound buying and hiring decisions.
  • Perform onsite investigations before, during, and after project.
  • Compile a list of parts and decides whether it is more cost efficient to manufacture or to purchase the parts.
  • Calculate standard labor hour’s necessary to produce units or to complete project.

Key Duties includes:

  • Benchmark against historical performance, industry norms and established KPIs.
  • Develop Estimate Plan detailing how the estimate will be developed.
  • Provide input data for and participate in bench-marking activities.

Key Accountabilities are:

  • To operate within the guidelines of company policy and their standards within the Estimating Procedures.
  • To produce all tender packages for pricing purposes.
  • To understand and interpret the engineering requirements, including quality, delivery, specifications, price and ensure that these requirements are understood and reflected throughout the procurement cycle.
  • To liaise with the engineering team to build product parts lists.
  • To liaise with local Purchasing Manager to effectively update/maintain locally agreed discounts within the Estimation system.

Your skills :

  • Must understand general contracting codes and regulations and be familiar with all phases of contract development, award, administration, contract templates, contracts policy, legal risk and liability.
  • MS Office processing and spreadsheet software along with project management programs.
  • Self-motivated and able to manage multiple assignments.
  • Good interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Fluent in spoken and written in Arabic and English.


  • Engineering Degree and/or Certification as a Cost Estimator or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 5 years industry experience including lead estimator positions.
  • Good understanding of all phases of the project delivery process.

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