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George Cartwright

Recruitment Consultant

Estimator - Civils - Staffordshire

  • Listed: 06 Mar 2024
  • Civil Engineering & Infrastructure
  • West Midlands
This company have secured long term Civils and drainage contracts for National Highways. They are now looking to grow their highways team to tackle this increase in workload. Drawing upon your expertise in this field, you will work closely with project managers and stake holders to ensure accurate budgeting for successful project execution.
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/Highway network 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.
  • Highways 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.
  • Familiar with Highways Method of Measurement.
  • Experience of digital systems, particularly Microsoft Office (i.e. – Excel, Word, etc.)

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