About the Client: A renowned contractor that performs residential groundworks for blue chip housing developers covering the breadth of the UK. The works involves adopted infrastructure and foundations across various specific regions across the UK.
About the Role: An exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join their Northern Home Counties commercial department, as a Senior Estimator. The purpose of the role will be to take responsibility for calculating major cost estimates. You will be involved in the planning, development, negotiation and contract execution of a project. Working alongside the Commercial Manager/Director you will be assisting in producing accurate take-off’s and subsequent bills of quantities.
Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Business lead/ sourcing new tender opportunities/ clients and working on developing long standing This work is shared between the team but you will be expected to contribute.
  • Administration/Management of booking in tenders and logging into the shared tender list system, including saving contract information and processing of this information (printing and filing) prior measurement and pricing of
  • Making initial contact with clients to confirm accept or decline of tender
  • Establish the best price for the project in a competitive bid situation having regard to the costs and ensuring that the contract can be completed profitably
  • Obtain quotes for all predicted requirements from sub-contractors and suppliers
  • Assisting in producing take-offs and cost database for analysis by others
  • Calculate the cost of materials, transport, labour and plant hire
  • Understanding the commercial aspects of measurement, bills and rate presentation/ ensuring consistency with current/ live schemes, understanding the confidentiality of (and sometimes the transparency)
  • Understand and clarify the client’s requirements/ contact terms and offer value engineering for discussion with the management team (and benefits of)
  • Undergo regular site visits to understand the process/ timings and sciences of estimating including the realisation of the labour/ plant and material aspect of any given construction process
  • Chasing/ following up previously submitted tenders and ensuring that the client has a fully comprehensive analysis including receipt of feedback on competitiveness of the tender/ bid
  • To undertake a full review of the technical and commercial data provided by the client; realise information which may be required to undertake a take-off and price of that issued tender which may be missing from the enquiry
  • Assessing and adhering to all risk assessments and health and safety requirements
  • Keeping up to date with inflation and projected timescale costs
  • Making visits to proposed construction sites.

About the Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience within the industry
  • General Knowledge of contractual terms within the construction industry
  • Skilled negotiator
  • Networking/ Client engagement/ development – proven
  • Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Well organised with a strong work ethic
  • Effective communicator both written and
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong mathematical ability
  • Ability to identify & resolve problems quickly and
  • GCSE in both Maths and English or HNC/HND Construction related is

About the Benefits: You will be working for a renowned contractor on some large scale shemes. You will receive an excellent salary plus bonus and other benefits.

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