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Estimators, valuers and assessors plan and undertake the calculation of probable costs of civil, mechanical, electrical, electronic and other projects, estimate the value of property and chattels, and investigate insurance claims to assess their validity and to assign liability.


  • Examines plans, drawings, specifications, parts lists, etc. and specifies the materials and components required
  • Assesses condition, location, desirability and amenities of property to be valued
  • Assesses costs of materials, labour and other factors such as required profit margins, transport costs, tariffs and fare structures, possible hazards, etc.
  • Prepares comprehensive estimates of time and costs and presents these in report or tender form
  • Examines insurance documents to assess extent of liability and gathers information about incident from police, medical records, ship’s log, etc. and investigates potential fraudulent claims.

Entry Requirements

Entry is possible with a variety of academic qualifications. Entrants typically possess GCSEs/S grades, A levels/H grades, GNVQs/GSVQs or BTEC/SQA awards. Professional qualifications are available and may be required by some employers.

Current Vacancies

Product Test Architect
Warrington - Eclature Technologies LTD - 8 May 2018
Bodyshop Manager
Wigan - Holt Recruitment - 30 Apr 2018
Mechanical Estimator
greater manchester - Hays - 8 May 2018
Design Co-ordinator
Middlewich - FP McCann Ltd - 27 Apr 2018

What could I earn?

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £19,000 per annum and can progress up to £44,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 8,175 employed Estimators, Valuers & Assessors in the region.

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