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Construction Estimator - Large Industrial Project

NSR Associates

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Ref: KP714-1267

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

My client is seeking a Construction Estimator to support the build of new manufacturing facilities in Jeddah, KSA.

The Construction Estimator will obtain, evaluate, coordinate and distributes the information and authorizations necessary to construct the project on time, within budget and to the quality specified. In the performance of this function, the Construction Estimator is responsible to protect and promote the interest of both the business and client in all matters as well as demonstrate the personal characteristics of a mid-level leader.


• Handling the project from first estimate all the way through subcontracts being formalized.
• Ability to look beyond the information that has been given, to ask the right questions and work to provide a complete project cost evaluation.
• Must be a collaborative and passionate advocate for our customers, empowering and informing them throughout the project.
• Must be aggressive in providing innovative solutions to complex issues as they arise related to cost, lead-times, trade partners, and/or specified products or materials.
• Ability to make reliable predictions as it relates to cost and be comfortable estimating across all scopes of work.
• Must have experience preparing detailed conceptual cost estimates and conceptual cost studies from schematic or feasibility level documentation.
• Ability to prepare detailed estimates and as the design evolves, develop variance summaries between estimates and value engineering studies throughout.
• Ability to assemble a complete presentation-worthy estimate package that clearly communicates project cost.
• Must be able to collaborate with project team to establish the necessary staffing and project requirements.
• Must have knowledge and understanding of unit costs and the factors that affect construction cost.
• Ability to prepare detailed instructions to bidders, trade specific clarifications and comprehensive bid packages.
• Must have experience with the bidding process: soliciting bids, communicating with bidders, evaluating subcontractor proposals, using bid tally sheets, etc.
• Make subcontractor award recommendations to the customer/owner and negotiate and finalize subcontracts with trade partners.
• Must be prepared to participate and often lead the preparation and presentation of cost / budget information to the customer/owner.
• Must have experience being a member of the team involved in request for proposal responses (RFP’s) and the formal presentation for a project.
• Able to engage and develop business with new and existing customers.


• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering required, Master’s degree a plus but not required.
• 10+ years of experience as a commercial | industrial construction estimator.
• Arabic speaker preferred but not essential.
• Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite, estimating software (WinEst, Timberline or similar), take-off software (On-Screen Takeoff or similar), BIM tools (Revit, Assemble, etc.), project management software (Procore or similar), and scheduling software (Primavera or similar).
• This position requires an experienced professional with a track record within complex large-scale automotive projects or at least projects such as Industrial, Warehousing, Logistic Facilities, Manufacturing Plants

About the Company

At NSR we pride ourselves on market knowledge, integrity, loyalty and professionalism. Through personal relationships and knowledge of what our clients look for in specific requirements we like to pride ourselves on matching people to the right role.

The partners at NSR have always dealt with people in an open and honest manner and as a company we are driven to find the right opportunity for people enhancing their career where ever this may be worldwide.

We work on the principal that every person we deal with is a potential client, this process has proved beneficial for us as there are many people we have dealt with on the International circuit that have approached NSR Associates to recruit for them as a client after we have worked on their behalf as a candidate.

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