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As a cost estimator, we would expect you to have strong writing skills. Do you have experience writing proposals?
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1.
As a cost estimator, we would expect you to have strong writing skills. Do you have experience writing proposals?
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What program or software are you best versed in when it comes to data collection?
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What would your previous manager say about your overall performance?
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Are you already familiar with our suppliers?
User-Submitted Answers
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4PM AND THEN GYM AND THEN I slept some hours and went ot job.
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Suppliers are more common. We need to develop more vendors for better business development.
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I am eager to build relationships with all of the suppliers on this program.
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Yes, I've worked with many in the past.
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Yes we are familiar with our suppliers because negotiable cost.
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Not sure, when you give me abreakdown I can elaborate.
5.
What was the most difficult estimating assignment you have faced? How did you get through?
User-Submitted Answers
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Shipping of structures as full modularised. Need to check all the points during transportation...
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Cost Controlling a running projects for more than a one year, Revised the Book of quantity, Studied the contract and the aggrements.
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Each task is different to another and so far I worked with great team where we were able to perform a great team effort.
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Count the no. Of hose reels.
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Working on Reimbursable scope for Eiffel Project. Detailed communication with my boss and respective managers.
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Building on a limited budget. I completed the task with a lot of research in order to find reasonable material and labor costs.
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Clients not knowing what they want.
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Taking the Continues Miner out from underground. Team work, ideas, and strategy.
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Most difficult would be where I was given the task of supervising an under performing team whose manager had just walked out on. I geared the guys up, threw in some incentives and did some monitoring and evaluation on each individual.
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We receive the incomplete drawing and specification.
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What do you enjoy most about being a cost estimator?
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Being up to date with market prices for materials and products utilized in projects.
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Challenging target, meet new clients with new ideas, civil construction and development.
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I believe that the fun of finding all the small details from so many drawings is thrilling and with more practice, Even I would be able to excel it.
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Winning competitive and difficult pojects.
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What I enjoy most about being a cost estimator is meticulously going through every part of a process or blueprint and calculating and valuing the cost of a project.
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Playing numerological number & used thumb rules, logic.
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I enjoy calculations. I see it as a game that I must win. For having to win in my mind my estimates are most times very close to reality.
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I meet companies target and satisfy the clients, customer service.
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I have a great passion in drywall business. I genuinely enjoy calculating the amount of drywall materials needed to complete the project and enjoy installing, taping, mudding and painting... Every aspect of drywall installation. I believe having a beautiful interior finish is something that opens up happiness in human beings; in other words, being able to provide an excellent drywall installation service which makes clients satisfied which in turn makes me happy, proud and motivated which I would like to be a part of Korban drywall... Which is I started my drywall business and I ensure that my clients get a satisfactory drywall interior finish that is done on schedule and not over the budget with excellent work. I give pride in what I do and my attention to details, team work skills. Communications and leadership skills define me a suitable candidate for this junior estimator position alongside with my education and technical skills I have obtained from Civil Engineering Technology program. I have gained commercial and residential estimating/project management side - scope of work, change orders and CCDC documentation and I am capable of reading drawing plans and OBC.
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Being an esimator is really a part of a company profit.
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Have you ever led a project or team? Describe your leadership style in 3 words.
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As a cost estimator you must pay attention to the smallest detail. What would your previous manager have to say about your attention to detail?
User-Submitted Answers
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My rule is to check the results with design and inspect the outcome of resources. Verify with previous factors and common mistakes. Justify and improve.
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Very well because I deal with and report huge figures.
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I feel its a necessity as if you are not detail oriented you will miss things that can cost both the customer and company.
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Good, as to the point of understaing what could go wrong.
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We are assume the different details to receive the project.
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Quite fanatically, your website is a good example of this.
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Details is a important part of any work because that help to do a correct work.
9.
How well do you know our company?
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Nothing. Only that I watched on internet.
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Well, a developed company that is gradually building their reputation in the competitive world.
3.
Very well. I have done my research and understand that the company provides services such as power and I.T
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I researched your company on your website and whatever I could find on google, it seems as if you take a lot of pride in what you do.
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Your company will be search to market are organised,
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I know whats your main area of business, more or less the functions of the business which is to design, manufacture and install structural steel buildings.
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How well do you know this industry?
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Very well. I have been in the industry for over 6 years.
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Yes I complete the seven years in this industry and these industry are market base.
3.
Well im now in this indusrty for 7 years, I have gained some insight.
11.
What made you choose a career as a cost estimator?
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I worked with my father from I was 15 year old. I really like this profession.
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Loved to chase targets.... Every tender is a target.
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Every one ask for your oppinion and your advice.
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I enjoy calculations and it makes me think deep.
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I enjoy the construction industry, you always learn from jobs.
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I started working at Printing as an Intern so from there I grew interest in what the estimating department were doing.
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Its a bit different dimension of engineering other than physical design. It takes planning to reality within a certain amout of time within a certain budget.
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Cost estimators work mostly in offices, and some estimators visit construction sites and factory floors during the course of their work.
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More aligned with my overall career goals.
12.
Tell me about your post-secondary education. Which program did you graduate from? Which course was your favorite?
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In your career as a cost estimator, have you ever created and made a presentation to a group of decision makers?
14.
Tell me about a time when you made a decision or discovery that resulted in a huge cost savings for your company or project.
15.
Would you consider yourself a confident individual?
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  1. As a cost estimator, we would expect you to have strong writing skills. Do you have experience writing proposals?
  2. What program or software are you best versed in when it comes to data collection?
  3. What would your previous manager say about your overall performance?
  4. Are you already familiar with our suppliers?
  5. What was the most difficult estimating assignment you have faced? How did you get through?
  6. What do you enjoy most about being a cost estimator?
  7. Have you ever led a project or team? Describe your leadership style in 3 words.
  8. As a cost estimator you must pay attention to the smallest detail. What would your previous manager have to say about your attention to detail?
  9. How well do you know our company?
  10. How well do you know this industry?
  11. What made you choose a career as a cost estimator?
  12. Tell me about your post-secondary education. Which program did you graduate from? Which course was your favorite?
  13. In your career as a cost estimator, have you ever created and made a presentation to a group of decision makers?
  14. Tell me about a time when you made a decision or discovery that resulted in a huge cost savings for your company or project.
  15. Would you consider yourself a confident individual?
  16. What is your least favorite task within estimating?
  17. Do you take pride in your work? Give me an example.
  18. What are your first steps when analyzing the costs of a new project?
  19. Do you have an estimating assignment from the past that you feel you did not complete well?
  20. Would you say you are an organized person? Give me an example.
  21. Tell me about your post-secondary education. Which program did you graduate from? Which course was the most challenging for you?
  22. Do you have a valid certification through the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE)?
  23. If you hadn't pursued a career as a cost estimator, what would you have chosen?
  24. Communication and strong interpersonal relationship skills are important to us. Tell me about your communication style.
  25. Would you consider yourself to have strong mathematical aptitude?
  26. What do you typically find the hardest cost to project?
  27. In what ways, could you improve as a cost estimator? What can you do to improve in those areas?
  28. As a cost estimator, what is your proudest accomplishment to date?
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