Development Panama City, Panama City


Construction Cost Estimator

Location: Panama


  • Responsible for forecasting the cost of building Selina renovation and construction projects
  • Reviews concept and construction documents and specifications to determine costs and assists in value management on projects; tracks market costs to validate estimates.
  • Review blueprints and project specifications to accurately determine the quantities of materials needed and estimate the cost
  • Collaborate with Heads of Development, project manager, architects on estimates 
  • Collaborates with project managers in the preparation of contracts and the negotiation of revisions, changes, and additions to contractual agreements with general contractors and suppliers. 
  • Resolves cost discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information.
  • If necessary carry site visits to increase accuracy of estimates
  • Designs, implements, and maintains construction cost estimating database(s).
  • Create and present reports to upper management
  • Consult with industry experts to discuss estimates and resolve issues
  • Recommend ways to make a project more cost effective or profitable 

Requirements (language, years of experience, area of experience, specific knowledge)

  • 5 years of experience as a construction estimator
  • Experience with Project Management standards​
  • Experience in a hospitality environment is preferred​
  • English & Spanish language (written and spoken) required​
  • Advanced skills with MS Office and Project Management charts or similar is mandatory
  • Good understanding of data analysis methods and KPIs
  • Good time-management skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Critical-thinker and problem-solver 
  • Bachelors in engineering, construction science, architecture or similar relevant field

What you can expect

  • A competitive salary
  • Public Medicare, Dental and Vision. Private Life Insurance.
  • 13th Salary and Vacation premium
  • Discounts at all Selina locations
  • Meal and transportation ticket
  • 20% discount on food & beverage and Family discounts
  • And of course, your birthday off on us!