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.
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.
Latest Electrical Estimator jobs on SEEK
How to become an Electrical Estimator
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
Explore related qualifications
SEEK users who have worked as an Electrical Estimator have studied these qualifications.
This certificate gives you the skills to maintain and repair electrical systems. It also includes the requirements for an Electrician's licence.
Develop broad skills in science to prepare for opportunities in a range of industries with this qualification.
In this diploma you will learn to develop, maintain and diagnose faults on advanced electrical equipment and systems.