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Estimator

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An estimator, otherwise known as a cost engineer, works out how much it will cost for a company to supply products or services to a client. This allows the company to submit bids to win contracts.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting salary for a newly trained estimator is around £20,000 to £25,000. With experience this can rise to between £25,000 and £40,000. Highly experienced estimators can earn £45,000 to £60,000 or even more.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
6889
1.3 %
RISE
2023
6980
  United Kingdom
2018
64065
2.2 %
RISE
2023
65445

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Association of Cost Engineers
Tel: 01270 766180
E-mail: info@ACostE.org.uk
Website: http://www.acoste.org.uk/

Engineering Council
Tel: 020 3206 0500
Website: http://www.engc.org.uk/
Twitter: @EngCouncil

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Scotland
Tel: 0131 225 7078
E-mail: scotland@rics.org
Website: http://www.rics.org/uk
Twitter: @RICSnews
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ricssurveyors

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