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  • Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + car, pension, negotiable
  • Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job reference: BBBH375389_1525079649

Job description

Estimator Role - Manchester - Call me - 07980 006 436 -


As Estimator you are responsible for evaluating all tender documents including employer's requirements, preliminaries, BoQ, scope of works, drawings and specifications etc, ensuring that you know

everything required of the project to compile an accurate cost estimate for presentation at adjudication for conversion to tender. At Estimator level you are expected to be capable of working as part

of a team on tenders in all business work streams ranging from £1m up to circa £10m, under supervision from the Bid Project Manager & Functional Head. You will be expected to be proactive in the pursuit of successful tendering.

Typical project types include:

o Commercial office Cat A & Cat B fit outs.

o Structural alterations and adaptations to existing buildings.

o Refurbishment of existing buildings.

o Retail fit out.

o Minor new build or extensions to existing buildings.

These projects will typically fall into the following sectors:

o Commercial / office

o Education

o Healthcare

o Retail

o Banking

o Leisure

You are expected to work closely and fully integrate with all members of the allocated bid team and in some instances take a leading role to influence the best commercial result, contributing to the

management of bid costs within a 'gate 0' budget. You are expected to engage fully with sub-contractors and proactively follow up to ensure their bids are received on time and as accurate as possible.

At this level you will be good at working under pressure, at times under your own initiative and to demanding deadlines. You will be expected to take ownership and be responsible for the accurate compilation of the estimate.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

* Take receipt of tender documents.

* Create Job Folder on network drive / intranet.

* Initial review of tender documents.

* Attend tender launch meeting.

* Produce bills of quantities / arrange for external bill production.

* Raise tender queries / request for information to the Client's team and record and distribute responses.

* Liaise with internal bid team including the Bid Project Manager, Bid Coordinators, Planners, Building Services Managers, Project Managers etc.

* Identification of temporary works requirement with Operations support.

* Price job using 'Conquest' estimating software including sending out subcontractor enquiries.

* Attend site visits.

* Attend internal mid bid review / design gap analysis workshops.

* Attend Client mid bid interviews.

* Receipt and distribution of tender addenda.

* Continuous engagement with supply chain during tender period.

* Contribute to the tender stage project risk register.

* Review subcontractor quotations and produce comparisons with recommendations for inclusion in the tender.

* Record tender outcome.

* Handover to project commercial team.

Qualifications & Experience

* Minimum HNC / HND construction related qualification.

* 5+ years in similar role or demonstration of achievement of key duties and responsibilities as part of promotion procedure.

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Alexandra works within the building and civil engineering markets. To register your interest in this excellent career opportunity, please submit your most recent CV to myself or call me if you have any questions on 07980 006 436 for a confidential discussion

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