How does a builder know how much it will cost to construct a house? How does a company figure out how to price a new product? They don't go to fortune tellers or stare into crystal balls. They work with cost estimators.
Cost estimators combine their knowledge of an industry with computer and math skills to figure out how much it will cost to get something done. They take into account such factors as the price of materials, the cost of labor, the effects of climate, and the availability of water. A great cost estimator helps a company make the right decisions.
Cost estimators figure out the costs of completing a new construction project or manufacturing a new product.
Experienced cost estimators can work independently as consultants.
A math fan who loves planning, organizing, and comparison shopping.
Certification by the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering or the Society of Cost Estimating and Analysis will show you’re experienced and professional.