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Electrical Estimator

Provide accurate cost estimate summaries for electrical projects.

What's it like to be an Electrical Estimator?

Electrical Estimators are qualified professionals who provide cost estimate summaries for electrical work on industrial, commercial and civil construction projects.

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Electrical Estimators are required to have a strong understanding of the electrical trade, including any legislation and safety standards that must be complied with.

An Electrical Estimator factors in all aspects that could impact the potential cost of a job, which may include labour, materials, special equipment, weather, insurance, and the duration of the work.

In addition to having a trade qualification and experience, Electrical Estimators generally have strong commercial acumen and project management skills.

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To work as an Electrical Estimator, it is usually required to be an experienced, trade-qualified and licensed Electrician, or hold an Engineering or related qualification.

  1. Complete an electrical apprenticeship. An apprenticeship is usually four years, and will include some structured training through a registered training organisation to complete a Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician (UEE30811).
  2. Apply for an Electrician’s Licence. As licensing and registration requirements may vary between states, you should check with the licensing body in your state.
  3. Gain experience within the industrial and commercial sectors. Look for employment opportunities as a Junior Electrical Estimator and gain on-the-job experience under the guidance of a Senior Electrical Estimator.

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Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

This certificate gives you the skills to maintain and repair electrical systems. It also includes the requirements for an Electrician's licence.

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Diploma of Electrical Engineering

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Latest Electrical Estimator reviews

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Oct 2018
Any estimator role means you must give up a lot of family time if serious about the job. There is no 8-4
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Commercial &industrial
The good things
Personal satisfaction. Management interface at most levels. The degree of prebuilding the project & the degree of record keeping for any presumed handover is part of the job.
The challenges
Often time pressure to complete. Major suppliers not replying in time. Getting to market for pricing along with replies after takeoff assessment. Poor quality tender documentation make a waste of re...
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Oct 2018
Estimating is a great profession but like anything else, you only get back what you put in.
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate II in Electrotechnology
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Electrical Estimating
The good things
Learning about different aspects of the industry.
The challenges
Landing a project after lots of discussions and arguments.
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