South Africa


Reference # ESTIMATOR
Published 19/05/2020
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa
Founded in 1912, Fraser Alexander has grown from humble beginnings to become a key player in the South African mining industry and in selected global locations.

Fraser Alexander is a leading supplier of Mining services which include: Minerals Processing, Construction and Tailings. A solid and well respected brand in the mining services area is looking to attract key talents to add to its existing pool of highly sought after professionals.
Job Functions Construction
Industries Construction
This position exists to win profitable projects with current and new clients and meeting or exceeding strategic and financial objectives. Estimator is responsible for the oversight of the estimating process for all projects bid and awarded within the Construction division of Fraser Alexander, and will establish standardized procedures, methods and processes.

Managing Others

Assigns responsibilities for estimating team on each project.

Manage, coach and develop the estimating team, overseeing and evaluating the work performance of estimators.

Reviews project plans and specifications and coordinates with the team to confirm complete scope

Technical and Reporting

Leverage prior experience regarding the performance of back-end environmental estimating involving relevant systems in order to favorably position Fraser Alexander.

Create estimates and develop critical path schedules.

Evaluate labour productivity and installation schemes.

Provide expertise and experience to problem solving, operational and marketing challenges.

Develop and oversee an analysis of the past performance on projects and establish estimating standards for all future estimates based on such analysis.

Assist in oversight of the historical cost database and bid management and estimating software.

Reviews general conditions, schedule, scopes of work, hoisting plans, site logistics and other exhibits as prepared by Sites.

Pricing of change impacts as required.

Ensures the flow of project information is maintained and documented.

Compliance and Effectiveness

Review contractor programs for compliance with contract documents

Perform contractibility reviews, analyze budgets and project costs.

Lead the procurement of subcontractors and materials.

Maintains and communicates data on construction and material cost trends affecting project costs.

Analyze alternate means and methods to determine the most economic alternative


A minimum of a relevant Engineering advanced diploma or equivalent


5 to 10 years experience in the Construction/Engineering field


Financial management and control

Networking and motivational skills

Conflict management

Negotiation Skills

Computer Skills

Communication Skills

Building Relationships

Numerical skills

Analytical skills

Management skills

Project Management skills
Job Closing Date 24/05/2020
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