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George Cartwright

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  • Listed: 18 Apr 2024
  • Civil Engineering & Infrastructure
  • West Midlands
Estimator| Civil Engineering Contractor| Birmingham

An established Civil Engineering contractor are looking for an Estimator to join their team, for their new office based near Birmingham Airport. Experience in groundworks, pipeline construction and utilities installation is desired.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Collaboratively negotiate tender awards in a competitive environment
  • Measuring and preparing accurate quantities as specified on the technical specification.
  • To identify new business opportunities / additional business opportunities for growth.
  • Prepare cost estimates and quotations for the company’s products and services centred on the assessment and understanding of technical drawings.
  • To carry out a full and thorough cost breakdown of any civils projects from opportunities identified
  • To read and understand cost implications on technical specifications and include in any estimates.
  • To complete bills of quantity
  • To submit tenders with regards project opportunities identified
  • Build relationships with internal stakeholders, in particular operational counterparts.
  • Liaise with operational staff including clients and subcontractors.
  • Attend internal / external meetings (both electronically and face to face).
  • Demonstrable experience of estimating from first principles for a sub-contract organisation.
  • Expert use of estimating software packages, ideally Valesco, but other similar packages are acceptable.
  • Civil experience is desirable, but more important is familiarity of working within a sub-contract business and understanding the requirements of being a successful estimator in this environment.
  • Experience of digital systems, particularly Microsoft Office (i.e. – Excel, Word, etc.)

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