Junior Estimator / Junior Cost Engineer - Johannesburg

Junior Estimator / Junior Cost Engineer
Location: Olifantsfontein
Offer: R 18 000 – R 20 000
Availability: Immediate or ASAP
Type: Permanent

Qualification, Knowledge and Experience Required:
Mathematics and Engineering - knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications
National Diploma or B. Tech in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering (or similar) is preferential
Knowledge of SolidWorks or other CAD programs
Knowledge of Microsoft Excel at advanced level including extensive knowledge of data analysis and functions so to cost quickly, accurately and effectively
Minimum 2 years of professional experience is preferential
Administration and management - knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, production methods, and coordination of people and resources
Knowledge of accounting principles, budgetary principles, forecasting, budget and cost analysis
Knowledge of contract administration policies, procedures and concepts including change orders and contract amendments
Knowledge of cost control, estimating and program management
Knowledge of engineering project management; including scheduling and construction management
Experience with working on SAP
Business One is preferential but not a prerequisite
English language - knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar
Customer and personal service - knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Production and processing - knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
Clerical -knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology
Knowledgeable on the ISO 9001 standard and other Management system standards. (The understanding of quality and standards
Experience in the steel market or automotive estimation an advantage

Responsibilities
Analyse drawings and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, and labour estimates
Assess cost effectiveness of products or assemblies, tracking actual costs relative to quotes submitted as prototypes or developments progress
Consult with clients, vendors, co-workers in other departments to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues
Confer with other estimators, engineers and owners on changes and adjustments to cost estimates
Prepare estimates used by management for purposes such as planning, organising, and scheduling work.
Prepare estimates for use in selecting suppliers or outsource suppliers
Review material and labour requirements, to decide whether it is more cost-effective to produce (make) or purchase (buy) components
Prepare and maintain a directory of suppliers and outsource suppliers
Set up cost monitoring and reporting systems and procedures
Establish and maintain tendering process, and conduct negotiations
Conduct time studies to develop and establish standard labour rates and related cost data or to effect cost reduction
Draw up bill of materials, work instructions, control plans and procedures for different designs or parts or assemblies; Carry out time studies as required so to better cost and estimate
Prepare laser nestings for quotation and if required production purposes
Performing the necessary buying and ordering so ensuring the best possible price, quality and lead-time for the business

Please take note that initial correspondence will be via email

Correspondence will be entered into with short-listed candidates
If you have not received a reply within 3 weeks please consider your application unsuccessful

The biggest job-related Twitter account in the world Best Business Blog Winner / SA Blog Awards 2013