Estimator/Draughtsman/Junior Manager

at The Placement Professionals
Location Centurion, South Africa
Date Posted April 6, 2021
Category Management
Job Type Full-time
Currency ZAR


One of our large manufacturing clients based in Centurion are currently looking for a Glass & Aluminium Draughtsman/Estimator/Junior Manager to start immediately / ASAP.

Desired Experience & Qualification

  • Matric
  • Managerial experience, as will be managing 2 other staff members
  • Driver’s License and own transport required
  • Must be computer literate and can work on Starfront & AutoCAD
  • Must have knowledge of Shopfronts, Curtain Walls, Sliding and Stacking doors, Spider Fittings – please indicate in CV – NON-NEGOTIABLE

Package & Remuneration

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing of 2 other estimators/draftsman duties and reporting to CEO weekly of performance

Costing / Tendering / Progress

  • Responsible for accurately calculating (Estimating) the total costs associated with a construction project or the development of a new project, for the purpose of tendering or quoting on specific projects.
  • Analyse and compile shop drawings and other documentation to prepare time scale, cost implications, materials usage, and labour estimates.
  • Assess cost effectiveness of products, projects or services, tracking actual costs, and controlling the monthly progress claims, relative to bids as the project develops.
  • Consult with clients, vendors, personnel in other departments (in house and external) or construction Architects, Engineers, and foremen to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
  • Confer with engineers, architects, owners, contractors and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates.
  • Prepare estimates used by management for purposes such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work.
  • Prepare estimates for use in selecting vendors or subcontractors.
  • Prepare cost and expenditure statements and other necessary documentation at regular intervals for the duration of the project.
  • Prepare and maintain a directory of suppliers, contractors and subcontractors.
  • Set up cost monitoring and reporting systems and procedures.
  • Establish and maintain tendering process, and conduct negotiations.

Material requirements

  • Prepare accurate material lists for the ordering of aluminium, consumables and glass per project
  • Compile cutting slips
  • Schedule when delivery of the above items should take place, thus ensuring cash flow is maintained and projects do not stand still.
  • Reconcile material requirements as variations to the project is added or omitted.
  • Compare existing stock to required stock and eliminate duplicate ordering.
  • Ordering of specialized items such as automatic units, top tracks for stack rigs etc.
  • Ensure the store man / buyer has a clear overview of the projects in hand to enable day to day ordering for the miscellanies items.

Shop drawings / Manufacturing Drawings

  • Prepare accurate and comprehensive workshop drawings from Engineer / Architects drawing for the purpose of fabrication and installation
  • Oversee that deadlines for drawing submission are met and with the correct information pertaining to the specific project.
  • Consult with in house site managers comparing and understanding site conditions and or measurements in order to produce accurate work shop drawings for the factory to manufacture the correct items.
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