1. What is performance review?
This is the use of variance analysis, trend analysis and earned value analysis to determine the cost and schedule performance over time and the estimated funds required to complete work in progress.
2. Explain what is forecasting?
This is done by making estimates about the future performance of a project based on the current performance of the project.
3. What is earned value management?
This is the use of scope, schedule and resource measurement to determine the state and performance of the project.
4. Tell me how well do you know our company?
Well, a developed company that is gradually building their reputation in the competitive world.
5. Are you already familiar with our suppliers?
Suppliers are more common. We need to develop more vendors for better business development.
6. Describe to me the position: estimator you're applying for?
This is a “homework” question, too, but it also gives some clues as to the perspective the person brings to the table. The best preparation you can do is to read the job description and repeat it to yourself in your own words so that you can do this smoothly at the interview.
7. Tell me what experience do you have for sales estimator?
I have been working with computers since 2001. I also have a degree in network support/computer repair. I have built my last 3 computers, have work with Dell as an employee. So I have around 15 years experience working with computers.
8. What is To Complete Performance Index (TCPI)?
This is a measure of the cost performance required to be achieved with the remaining resources in order to meet a specified management goal, expressed as the ratio of the cost to finish the outstanding work to the remaining budget.
9. What kind of salary do you need as Estimator?
This is a loaded question and a nasty little game that you will probably lose if you answer first. So, do not answer it. Instead, say something like, that's a tough question. Can you tell me the range for this position? In most cases, the interviewer, taken off guard, will tell you. If not, say that it can depend on the details of the job. Then give a wide range.
10. Tell me what are your first steps when analyzing the costs of a new project?
Review the design with budget and resources.