Technical Cost Estimator

Red Fox Create

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Company overview

Red Fox Group is a Marketing & Research Agency that offers a full end-to-end Customer & Consumer Marketing service, from insights through to execution (through its network of independent subsidiaries). Red Fox Group assists organisations in becoming indispensable business partners to their customers and brands to win with shoppers at the point of purchase and wherever they are enjoyed.

  • Red Fox Create is a design and manufacturing company of tailored brand visibility solutions. The business takes pride in delivering impactful solutions that work. Solutions that grab the attention of consumers and shoppers and influence their purchase behaviour. Solutions that are practical to implement in the retail environment, both locally and abroad.
  • Red Fox Consult is a highly successful Customer and Consumer Marketing consulting business. Red Fox Consult has worked with an enviable list of leading global brands, helping them develop strategies and plans to build their businesses on the African continent. We approach each project as a unique challenge offering tailored solutions. We bring an open mind, natural curiosity, and a desire to really understand our client’s challenges.
  • Red Fox Insight is a market research agency full of fresh ideas and loads of experience. While we are into new tech, we are grounded in reality – everything we do comes with a strong focus on practical application. We have an Africa-wide network that allows us to conduct research across the continent.
  • Red Fox Connect is a digital marketing agency that blends strategic, creative, and technical expertise, producing dynamic end-user experiences and memorable brand ignition. We work across the board from digital strategy to web design, video and print production, social to SEO, graphic design, information visualization services and so much more.

Purpose of the role

The Technical Cost Estimator plays a crucial role in assessing and analysing the costs associated with technical projects or products. They are responsible for evaluating various aspects of a project, including materials, labour, equipment, and other resources, to provide accurate cost estimates. This role requires a strong understanding of technical concepts, as well as excellent analytical and communication skills.

Experience & Qualifications

  • A Diploma or degree in a related field is an advantage.
  • At least 3-5 years cost estimation experience, pref. in a manufacturing environment.
  • Proficient in using CAD software and Microsoft Office Suite.

Proficiency in the following software applications

  • Experience in CAD software (e.g., AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Rhino3D).
  • Proficiency in desktop publishing software (e.g., CorelDraw, Versa Works).
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office Suite software (e.g., Excel, Word, Power Point).

Key Personal Attributes & Other Requirements

  • An analytical thinker who is energized by solving problems.
  • Highly numerate.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Good collaboration skills within a team environment.
  • Be able to work under pressure.
  • Positive, can-do attitude.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Strong prioritisation and organisation skills.

Key Role Outputs

  • Cost Analysis:
    • Conduct comprehensive analyses of project requirements, including technical specifications, Drawings, and CAD designs, to determine the scope of work and associated costs.
  • Resource Evaluation:
    • Evaluate and quantify the resources required for a project, including materials, equipment, and labour, considering factors such as quantity, quality, and availability.
  • Vendor and Supplier Management:
    • Collaborate with vendors and suppliers to obtain quotes and pricing information for materials and services, negotiate favourable terms, and ensure cost-effectiveness.
  • Cost Estimation:
    • Utilize specialized software and tools to develop detailed cost estimates, considering factors such as labour rates, overhead costs, and project timelines.
  • Risk Assessment:
    • Identify potential risks and uncertainties that may impact project costs, such as market fluctuations, regulatory changes, or unforeseen technical challenges, and incorporate risk mitigation strategies into cost estimates.
  • Documentation and Reporting:
    • Prepare clear and concise cost estimates, reports, and documentation for internal stakeholders, clients, and project teams, ensuring accuracy and transparency in all communications.
  • Continuous Improvement:
    • Stay abreast of industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies related to cost estimation and project management, and actively seek opportunities to improve processes and methodologies.


  • Market related commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To apply for the position, please submit your CV and cover letter to and

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further evaluation.

Red Fox Create is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in the workplace. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment where all employees feel valued, respected, and empowered to contribute to our success.


Member of Senior Leadership Team

Competitive salary

Brand new factory
with high-tech equipment

Excellent staff facilities with a stunning canteen + chill and braai area

Convenient location

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