Cost Estimator Resume Samples

It is the duty of the Cost Estimator to collect and analyze data for estimating the money, material and labor cost required to construct a building, or manufacture a product or provide a service. The job description hence differs based on industry and type of product. The Cost Estimator Resume typically lists the following duties – identifying and quantifying cost factors; reading blueprints and other technical documents to make a correct estimation, using software applications to estimate, recommending ways to make the product more profitable; and consulting with industry experts to take the right decision.

Job applicants should possess these skills – ability to evaluate deeply and accurately; attention to small details, detailed knowledge of relevant industry processes, materials and costs; proficiency in using specialized software, mathematical abilities to calculate equations and manage large databases. Employers want a bachelor’s degree with a strong background in mathematics.

Cost Estimator Resume example

Cost Estimator Resume

Headline : A multi-lingual estimating/project engineer with extensive experience in project management. Major strengths in estimating, injection molding, extrusion, Project management, organization.

Skills : Sales, Customer Service, Management, Training.

Description :

    1. Delivered a competitive yet revenue-driving price to all customers; new and existing.
    2. Reviewed part prints and models for dimensional detail and customer requirements for accurate project quoting.
    3. Retrieved pricing for the raw materials necessary for molding new parts.
    4. Performed production studies to understand the required time, personnel, and equipment for manufacturing new parts.
    5. Worked with engineers to ensure new parts can be developed with the aesthetics, dimensions, and all other physical applications required for the project.
    6. Provided top-quality samples to potential and existing customers.
    7. Worked alongside the sales team to secure quality service for our customers.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Business


Cost Estimator II Resume

Headline : To be an integral member of a progressive organization utilizing extensive experience in manufacturing, in a position focused on customer service, productivity measurement, cost reduction.

Skills : Solid works, Pro-E. Auto cad,.

Description :

    1. Provided detailed cost estimates to the marketing department based on a blueprint of product configuration and plant methodologies.
    2. Reviewed and analyzed all operations for continuous process improvements and made recommendations.
    3. Analyzed pattern configurations resulting in increased efficiency.
    4. Provided interoffice workstation, network integration, and software support.
    5. Developed operational cost rates for different plant throughput methods based on departmental budgets and stage II throughput factors.
    6. Conducted product cost analysis and modeling to determine the most logical product sourcing and obtain the highest profit margin.
    7. Initiated and completed all product cost reduction analyses while maintaining safety and quality standards.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BS


Cost Estimator/Executive Resume

Headline : Perform duties too varied and diverse to be classified in any specific office clerical occupation, requiring knowledge of office systems and procedures. Clerical duties may be assigned in accordance with the office procedures.

Skills : Microsoft, Accounting, Administration, Sales, Sewing.

Description :

    1. Consulted with clients, vendors, personnel in other departments or construction foremen to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
    2. Utilized multiple departments in collecting detailed information. See more occupations related to this task.
    3. Analyzed blueprints and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates.
    4. Prepared estimates for use in selecting vendors or subcontractors.
    5. Conferred with engineers, architects, owners, contractors, and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates.
    6. Prepared estimates used by management for purposes such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work.
    7. Prepared cost estimates to aid management to determine a price for new products.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Business

Cost Estimator II Resume

Headline : To obtain a focused position with a dynamic company that will utilize skills and business background.

Skills : MS-Access, MS-Word, MS-Outlook.

Description :

    1. Responsible for providing cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, and services to aid management in bidding.
    2. Analyzed blueprints and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates.
    3. Prepared estimates for use in selecting vendors. Ordered and issued hardware used with our product. 
    4. Consulted with customers, clients, vendors, personnel in other departments to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
    5. Packaged our product and processed shipping documents.
    6. Prepared and maintained a directory of suppliers and customers.
    7. Conferred with owners, contractors, and customers on changes and adjustments to cost estimates on their projects.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Computer Science

Cost Estimator/Analyst Resume

Headline : Seeking a position to utilize critical thinking skills for creative problem solving to overcome obstacles in a fast paced environment and to invest experience in operations and accounting.

Skills : Cost Estimating, MS-Excel.

Description :

    1. Carried out new and existing business cost estimations for all operations, including calculating quotes.
    2. Contributed to competitor vehicle teardowns and subsequent cost studies and pricing.
    3. Negotiated competitive supplier pricing and solicited new suppliers.
    4. Conducted time studies at supplier plants. Identified in cost savings, representing the highest amount in the division.
    5. Finalized average of quotes annually, times greater than any other estimator.
    6. Enhanced project quality, pricing, and timing through establishing new supplier partnerships.
    7. Directed activities concerning contracts for purchase or sale/rental of equipment, materials, products, and services.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Business

Cost Estimator/Representative Resume

Summary : Highly qualified finance professional with experience in cost estimating. Exceptional technical skills, with proven success in cost estimating. A proven track record of providing accurate cost analysis.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Internal Auditor, Lean Manufacturing.

Description :

    1. Estimated labor, material and equipment cost of hospitals, schools, restaurants, manufacturing and retail facilities.
    2. Estimated pre-construction budgets on Design-Build projects. Present budgets to the Owners and Architects.
    3. Analyzed Bills of Materials (BOM) and calculate production costs utilizing labor and material pricing schedules and historical data.
    4. Procured and analyzed bids from subcontractors to verify estimates are in-line with the scope of work specified.
    5. Reviewed schedule, subcontracts and purchase orders for awarded projects with the Project Manager and Superintendent.
    6. Reviewed bids from firms for conformity of contract requirements and determined acceptable subcontractors.
    7. Negotiated contracts with customers and subcontractors.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Finance

Jr. Cost Estimator Resume

Objective : Worked as a cost estimator for Publishing in Stevens Point. Being customer-focused in a deadline-driven field, have always been conscientious and dedicated, to the success of the company.

Skills : Solid Works, Pro Engineer, DFM/DFA, APQP.

Description :

    1. Supported and Assisted the sales representative with respect to the information on quotations.
    2. Supported the New Product manager and the sample coordinator with respect to sample activities.
    3. Communicated with customer's representatives in support of estimating activities Solicit quotation of outside and overseas subcontractors.
    4. Sourced decisions with respect to outsourced jobs and coordinate the ordering of samples.
    5. Supported the customer service department in the procurement of components overseas.
    6. Reviewed subcontractor invoices for pricing accuracy. Maintain contract pricing in Best Software.
    7. Provided accurate and detailed estimates to achieve profitable work from clients.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Diploma

Lead Cost Estimator Resume

Summary : Seeking a career opportunity where proven skills will be utilized. Experience includes organizational management skills with increasing responsibilities. Combined experience as a quality engineer.

Skills : Data Analysis, Cost Accounting, Performance Management.

Description :

    1. Prepared estimated costs for new and revised products and analyzed the incremental cost variances.
    2. Established production materials, manufacturing processes, tooling, and equipment.
    3. Applied labor, burden, efficiencies, material costs, and packaging to calculate the estimated cost.
    4. Reviewed products with manufacturing personnel. Material Take-Offs, Supplier Negotiation & Procurement.
    5. Visited production plants periodically for material and process updates.
    6. Developed a thorough knowledge of the cost estimating process.
    7. Assisted the pricing manager by pricing cost estimates to the sales group for submission to the customer.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Science

Sr. Cost Estimator Resume

Summary : Excellent oral and written communication skills. Exceptional independent problem-solving skills. Successful delivery/completion of projects and assignments in previous work experiences.

Skills : Microsoft Suite, Lotus Suite, Auto cad Lt.

Description :

    1. Determined the routings and material requirements for new products and confirm rates with manufacturing.
    2. Gathered data on machines and processes to establish quoting standards and formulas.
    3. Requested quotations for purchased parts and conduct cost roll-ups.
    4. Assisted in securing new supplier resources for purchased components.
    5. Provided technical assistance for wire designs. Attend Sales and Management meetings as Mfg.
    6. Reviewed engineering change notices and their effect on part pricing.
    7. Interfaced with customers to review designs and applications.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Science

Cost Estimator Resume

Headline : Author of legal publications for Improved efficiency and workflow of editorial operations, which increased productivity without increasing staff. Developed a cooperative work environment.

Skills : Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Internet Proficient.

Description :

    1. Received job specifications from the salesman. Analyzed job specifications for completeness.
    2. Requested price quotes from outside vendors for finishing services.
    3. Generated EFI Pace cost estimate based on job specifications.
    4. Reviewed cost estimate for the correctness and made corrections if necessary.
    5. Revised cost estimate based on customer revisions. Discussed completed estimates with the salesman.
    6. Submitted bids and won university and federal government printing jobs.
    7. Created an overall opinion of what to do with properties. Interior/Exterior inspections of Investment properties.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
B.A.