Cost Estimator Resume

Samantha Gray

North Highlands CA 95660

(916) 987-6543

[email protected]

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Job Objective

Qualified Cost Estimator searching for an opportunity to acquire thispositionwith company that can benefit from my expertise and years of training.

Highlights of Qualifications:

  • Remarkable experiencewith cost estimating procedures and methodologies
  • Thorough knowledge of manufacturing processes and Purchasing techniques and principals
  • Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Strong math and analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability tointerpret specifications and part prints including GD&T
  • Ability toperform under pressure and evaluate situation and make accurate decision immediately

Professional Experience:

Cost Estimator, August 2005 – Present

Aerotek Professional Services, Madison, TN

  • Estimated labor and material costs for assigned projects.
  • Analyzed specifications, blueprints and bills of material and sample layouts.
  • Calculated production costs using labor and material pricing schedules and historical data.
  • Gathered cost data from functional representatives, subcontractors, and vendors.
  • Calculated cost estimates of raw materials and subcontracted work and labor.
  • Prepared and maintained historical cost data.

Cost Estimator, May 2000 – July 2005

Infotree Service, Madison, TN

  • Coordinated with engineers, manufacturing, vendors and subcontractors to compile a consolidated priced bill of materials.
  • Estimated both labor hours and material costs for manufacturing.
  • Ensured compliance to laws and regulations that relate to company costs.
  • Calculated cost factors to assist with planning, preparing bids and selecting vendors and to reduce costs.
  • Produced cost models for cost estimating elements.
  • Advised management on issues related to cost, contract personnel, proposal coordinators, customer representatives, price auditors, vendors, and subcontractors.


Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing Engineering, Saint Joseph’s College, Rensselaer, IN