Estimator – Durban

  • Permanent
  • Ref #414911CTS
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
  • Durban, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa, Africa
  • Engineering - Factory, Manufacturing/Production, Project Management - All Engineering Disciplines
Employer Description

My client is a globally renowned manufacturing company with over four decades of experience, focusing on the design, production, and maintenance of a diverse array of engineering equipment. These equipment aid customers in accomplishing their goals related to water treatment, chemical processes, and water recycling. The company's footprint extends across multiple African countries, offering comprehensive support throughout the region.

Job Description

You will be responsible for the following in the main:

  • The responsibilities include evaluating project requirements and achieving sales objectives aligned with costing, time, and resource targets.
  • Ensuring the attainment of monthly sales budgets.
  • Estimate costs and prepare competitive quotations and tenders.
  • Implement and manage project changes and interventions to achieve project objectives.
  • Provide direction to the project installation/manufacturing team.
  • Collaborate with the team to develop the project plan and oversee task performance.
  • Report on project evaluation and assess results for management review.
  • Provide technical guidance for development, design, and systems integration.
  • Present reports detailing project progress, problems, and solutions.
  • Continuously monitor and report on project progress to management and contracts management pre-installation.
  • Lead contract negotiations.
  • Take the lead in planning, pricing, and implementing multiple projects.
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of project scope, goals, and deliverables.
  • Foster strong relationships with suppliers.
  • Drive and oversee project timelines and deliverables.
  • Pay meticulous attention to detail in evaluating mechanical equipment for projects.
  • Identify project opportunities and constraints.
  • Handover detailed schedules of materials, equipment, and manufactured items with costs to the project team.
  • Define project tasks and determine optimal resource requirements.
  • Create comprehensive project plans.
  • Coordinate project staff and manage the project budget.


  • Matric
  • Qualification in Mechanical Engineering


  • 5-10 years of experience in cost and project management
  • Proficient in Ms. Project and various project management software.
  • Non-negotiable requirement: Proven experience in process design.
  • Familiarity with water treatment practices.
  • Demonstrated success in procuring cost-effective solutions.
  • Direct work experience in an engineering management role.
  • Essential skills encompass people management and strategic planning.

Salary / Package

R 800 000 to R1,000,000 CTC