312114 Construction Estimator

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
312114
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Construction Estimator
Skill Assessing Authority: 
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
Yes
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
No
Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme: 
Yes
LMT Protected Occupation: 
No
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 

312114 CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATOR

Alternative Title:
Building Estimator

Prepares and delivers estimates and cost plans for construction projects up to the tender settlement stage.
Skill Level: 2

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
2

3121 Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
3121
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

3121 ARCHITECTURAL, BUILDING AND SURVEYING TECHNICIANS

ARCHITECTURAL, BUILDING AND SURVEYING TECHNICIANS perform technical functions to assist Construction Managers, Architects and Surveyors by supervising and inspecting construction sites, estimating time, costs and resources, inspecting plumbing work, and collecting and evaluating survey data and preparing maps and plans.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
In Australia:
AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Registration or licensing may be required.
Tasks Include:

assisting Construction Managers, Architects and Surveyors in planning and organisation
interpreting plans, regulations and codes of practice
preparing preliminary sketches, working drawings and specifications
preparing, editing and revising plans, maps, charts and drawings
coordinating works programs
inspecting work and materials for compliance with specifications, regulations and standards
calculating costs and estimating time scales
collecting data using surveying instruments and photogrammetric equipment
performing routine computations and plotting preliminary data

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
1 606.40
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
1 261.80
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 551.10