Construction Estimators Officially Wanted under Canada FSW Program 2014

If you are a skilled Construction estimator, with overseas immigration dreams, then here’s a great news report especially for you! As per some reports, Canada wants trained workers like you even as it has lately brought-out its skilled occupation list for the FSW Program 2014.

The in-demand list has as many as 50 occupations. Like the professionals of many other professions, qualified Construction Estimators are also officially wanted in the country, and the aspirants– whose work profile match the one given under the concerned code, i.e., NOC 2234–can present their submission to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), and hope for a positive response.  
Your petition will be assessed on the Point System, and you require scoring not less than 67 points to make the grade, and find acceptance from the concerned visa authorities. Since, not more than 1000 submissions will be duly accepted under each given occupation (there are 50), you really need to hurry-up, to avoid the likelihood of disappointments, and successfully get a visa to your dream immigration destination!

Of late, the demand for skilled Construction Estimators has increased in the nation, thanks to the changes seen in the level of activity in construction process, and the growing emphasis on planning and monitoring in construction operations across the Maple Leaf Country.

Construction Estimators: Work Profile

These experts are responsible to analyze costs and prepare estimates on architectural structural, civil engineering, electrical and mechanical construction projects. They are employed by commercial construction companies, Residential construction companies, Industrial construction companies, Major electrical, mechanical and trade contractors. They can be self employed also.

Key Duties

  1. Get ready estimates of probable costs of materials, labor and equipment for construction missions based on contract bids, quotations, schematic drawings and specifications.
  2. Offer counsel on tendering procedures, examine and study tenders, advise tender awards, and carry-out negotiations.
  3. Set up and maintain tendering procedure, and set up cost monitoring and reporting systems and procedures.
  4. Get ready cost and expenditure statements and forecasts at regular intervals for the period of a venture.
  5. Put in order and maintain a directory of suppliers, contractors and subcontractors.
  6. Liaise, consult and communicate with engineers, architects, owners, contractors and subcontractors, and get ready economic feasibility studies on improvements and adjustments to cost estimates.
  7. Supervise and co-ordinate projects related to construction, and organize schedules for construction progress.

Required Education Qualification 

  1. Completion of a graduate or post graduate degree in either Civil or Construction Engineering Technology, or years of demonstrated experience as a qualified tradesperson in a construction trade such as Plumbing, Carpentry, Electrical etc.
  2. Normally, certification by the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors is needed.

Construction Estimators immigrating through FSW Program 2014 are given following Job Titles

  • Chief estimator – construction
  • Construction estimator
  • Cost estimator – construction
  • Principal estimator – construction
  • Professional quantity surveyor
  • Quantity surveyor – construction

Characteristics of Construction Estimators

  • General learning ability is to estimate the cost of materials, labor and equipments employed for construction projects on the basis of contract bids, quotations, schematic drawings and specifications.
  • Verbal ability is to supervise on tendering procedures and to liaise, consult, coordinate and communicate with engineers, architects, owners, contractors and subcontractors.
  • Numerical ability is to prepare cost and expenditure statements and forecasts at regular intervals during ventures.
  • Methodical interest is to establish and maintain tendering processes, in setting-up cost monitoring and reporting systems and procedures, and in preparing and maintaining directories of suppliers, contractors and subcontractors.
  • Innovative interest is to duly analyze information to examine tenders and recommend tender awards, and to organize economic feasibility studies on changes and adjustments to cost estimates.
  • Directive interest is to negotiate contracts and in managing and co-coordinating construction projects, and preparing construction progress schedules.

The job prospects of the professionals involved with the occupation is quite bright and rosy. Since the recent trend the demand is likely to increase, you need not to worry about your future prospects.

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