An estimator is responsible for determining the processes required to manage costing of all materials and equipment that a company needs and ways to acquire it.

A person applying for a job as an estimator will need a cover letter that states his or her mathematical acumen along with relevant project knowledge.

Estimator Cover Letter Sample

54 Foxcroft Drive
Hagerstown, MD 44445

September 20, 2012

Mr. Lucas Anderson
Manager Finance
Gilbane Building
43 Fireside Circle
Hagerstown, MD 55553


Dear Mr. Anderson:

I am interested in speaking with you regarding an Estimator position with Gilbane Building as advertised in The News on Sunday. I am positive that my experience and skills in calculating and organizing individual cost items will prove to be a huge contribution to your company.

Since I have worked as an Estimator in several settings, I possess the handiness that is needed in order to read and understand job bid instructions and other detailed specifications. My experience has taught me how to exercise good judgment with purchasing, labor and transportation costs. Additionally, I am competent enough to be able to determine appropriate profit margins when making estimates in order to meet the company’s goal. My degree in mathematics is a huge help when calculating and managing discounts, profits and commissions. The fact that I have worked extensively in this line of work will ensure a substantial contribution when creating cost monitoring processes for any company that I work for.

As an experienced and passionate Estimator, I would like to secure an opportunity to meet with you and discuss my qualifications further. I will call the HR department after one week in order to set up an appointment and will be available at (222) 222-2222 in the meantime. Thank you for considering my application for this opportunity.




Cary Grant

Enc. Resume