Autobody Estimator
East London
7 days ago

Salary: 15 000 Monthly

#SHIFTINTOHIGHCAREER by joining an Auto Body Repair Centre that seeks the expertise of an Auto Body estimator

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Junior Autobody Estimator
Johannesburg
7 days ago

Salary: 10 000 Monthly

#SHIFTINTOHIGHCAREER by joining an Autobody Repair Centre that seeks the expertise of an Junior Autobody estimator

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Estimator
Johannesburg
7 days ago

Junior estimator

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JUNIOR QUANTITY SURVEYOR / ESTIMATOR (CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY) - DURBAN
Durban
9 days ago

Salary: To be discussed

JUNIOR QUANTITY SURVEYOR / estimator (CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY) - DURBAN

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Junior Estimator (Auto Body/Panel Shop)
Johannesburg
12 days ago

Salary: R 12 000 Monthly

Junior estimator Gauteng, Johannesburg, East RandR12 000 – R16 000 CTC – Depending on experience.

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Export Estimator
Johannesburg
14 days ago

Salary: R20,000.00 Monthly

Join a medium-sized international clearing and forwarding agent doing Estimates for the exports division across all modes of transport.

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Junior Estimator/Administrative Assistant
Alberton
14 days ago

Salary: 6000 Monthly

Organisation within designing, tendering, construction, erection, installation, testing and commissioning of various gas installations is in urgent need of an estimator/Administrative Assistant

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Estimator JHB or DBN
Johannesburg
20 days ago

estimator JHB or DBN

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Autobody Estimator
Capetown
21 days ago

Salary: 15 000 Monthly

#SHIFTINTOHIGHCAREER by joining an Auto Body Repair Centre that seeks the expertise of an Auto Body estimator

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Estimator
Johannesburg
27 days ago

Freight Forwarding estimator

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The complete guide to estimator jobs in South Africa

An estimator, often called a cost planner, is someone who gathers and analyses information of a business in order to make predictions about how much money, time, and effort will be required to make a certain product or provide a certain service. Research, obtaining quotes, writing reports, and keeping an eye on forecast plans are all part of their responsibilities.

We’ve compiled the ultimate guide to estimator jobs in South Africa.

What does an estimator job entail?

An estimator in the construction industry is the project's chief surveyor. They make an estimate of the total project cost. Labour, supplies purchased, and vendors subcontracted to are some of the things that could be included in the estimated price tag. The job of a construction cost estimator is to take into account every possible expense associated with a project and come up with an estimate that  is accurate so one knows if the funds are available to complete the project.. To keep the costs to an acceptable level, an estimator will need to coordinate closely with all project participants.

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What career opportunities are there for an estimator jobs?

One often needs to start off at any company that one can get employed at however to progress one will often need to keep looking for opportunities that pay more and are at more reputable companies.  While some estimators stay in their role, others move up the ranks to become project managers, engineers, or even business owners. Some people decide to  go out on their own and become consultants, while others opt to start their own businesses.

How to get an estimator job

After finishing the necessary training, you could want to begin your career with an entry-level position, such as a junior post  as an estimator.. You will then need to report into the senior consultant who will be responsible for the project and overseeing all subtasks. The experience and skills you gain in an entry-level position  will be invaluable  to equip you to take on more responsibilities.

How to become an estimator

Construction estimators put in years of hard work honing their  skills that enabes them to build up their reputation and compete for a wide variety of projects. There is no predetermined route into the field of estimating; instead, students that are interested in this field can forge their own way through a variety of degrees, apprenticeships, and certifications.

The technical expertise required for an entry-level employment in the construction industry can be gained through an apprenticeship programmes, whether in construction, estimate, or a related disciplines.

Pros and cons of an estimator job in South Africa
  • Estimators work indoors. They frequently have offices where technical manuals, catalogues, computers, and other information are near at hand. The job isn't physically demanding. Estimators should be technical and systematic.
  • Estimators work within deadlines. To reach a deadline, they may work nights and weekends.
  • Estimators are essential as they monitor expenses and deadlines.
  • The work can be stressful.
Frequently asked questions

Is being an estimator a good career?

A career in construction estimating offers a high salary, solid job security, and promising future prospects in the construction business.

Is an estimator job in demand?

Whatever the state of the economy, the need for estimators is constant. They are essential in a weak economy since their estimates improve bidders' chances of winning projects. 

How much do estimators earn?

South Africa's average annual compensation for an estimator is R 316 977. Those just starting out can expect to make around R 240 000 annually, while those with years of expertise can earn as much as R 3 746 052 annually.