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Estimator Boiler Construction – DT153

Top engineering firm seeks boiler construction estimator. Estimate boiler parts and labour pricing for boiler construction and refurbishment.

Non-Negotiables (We will check)

  • Analytical (Problem Solver) – Self Starter, independent worker. Driven by deliverables.
  • Self Starter – self motivated – goal driven
  • Ethical – Business (Clear criminal and credit check – position involves financial accountability)
  • Team Player
  • Must have 3 -5 years experience specifically constructing and maintaining boilers. Very strong preference for a qualified boilermaker. Or equivalent experience.
  • In depth knowledge of the components in boilers (pref: water tube boilers)
  • Experience in leading and preparing bids and tenders (pref 2+ years)
  • Excellent planning and coordination skills

What the person must be able to do:

This role is in the South African industrial sector. All duties would take place in this context.

Estimation of new boiler designs and refurbishments:

  • Read and understand technical drawings
  • Create Pricing Libraries
  • Create and Price Bills of Quantities
  • Labour and Resource Estimation
  • Construction Time Estimation
  • Manage Margins
  • Manage Subcontractors, Request for Quotes, Work Completion and Quality
  • Use estimating software such as Candy Estimating
  • Lead and prepare bids and tenders

Key Job Deliverables (First 6-12 Months):

  • Import significant company IP into new Estimating system
  • Take a leading role in new tenders and bid for new projects

Background work experience

  • 3-5 years experience in specifically constructing and maintaining boilers or equivalent
  • Very strong preference for a qualified boilermaker
  • Strong preference for experience in water tube boilers
  • BSc, BEng, T4, BTech or S4 in Mechanical Engineering
  • Proven track record in boiler construction and maintenance (we will check references)
  • 2+ years experience in boiler estimating and bid completion or closely equivalent
  • Project management experience strongly advantageous
  • Strong interpersonal skills and team player
  • Strong preference: Persuasive charming personality

Personality Summary:

  • Moderate Driver – Ambitious, Results Orientated Go-getter. Self Starter. Makes things happen.
  • Moderate Analytical – Strong with analysis, metrics, data and fact based decision making.
  • Moderate to High Administrative – Good with procedures, processes and best practices.
  • AdvantageousModerate Expressive – People person, natural leader.

Benefits of this Role:

  • Leading multinational engineering firm
  • Make a difference
  • Strong career growth prospects

Reports to: Head Proposals

Direct Reports: Junior Estimator.

Location: Johannesburg East Rand

Salary: Market Related. In the Range of R40K to R48K per month. Highly exceptional more senior candidates may be considered.

Type: Permanent

Start: ASAP

Reference: DT 152

Jobs like this don’t come around that often, so make sure you apply now.

Call Dave Lucas at 011 655 7391

Email: j152 @  (Please email your CV before calling us.)