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Estimator / Senior Estimator – Gas Utilities

  • Salary: £55000.00 per annum + car, pension, negotiable
  • Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job reference: BBBH372070_1510060825

Job description

Estimator / Senior Estimator - Gas Utilities - £30,000 - £55,000 + package - Manchester - 07980 006 436 -

The client

An opportunity exists for an experienced Estimator with a background in Utilities (Gas). A highly successful Gas construction contractor with the capability to deliver projects in a full range of diameters pressures in all disciplines including Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and also Instrumentation.


* Prepare pricing estimates on a range of Gas related projects and estimate prices on change orders on existing contracts.

* To comply with programme controls procedures, processes and systems to ensure that quality and consistency is maintained

* Read and analyse drawings

* Analyse the content of specifications and drawings and identify prices and cost to the company of labour, materials and other resources

* To contribute to improving the quality and performance of cost control processes and systems.

* Understands the key factors involved with building a robust estimate, stakeholder engagement and how to define requirements at the outset

* Capable of producing varying levels of estimates commensurate with the project stage and available information

* Receiving written and verbal enquiries

* Understands how to interpret and apply cost data from various sources

* Use all the information identified to build a cost schedule suitable for use as a job estimate or formal tender bid

* Manage enquiries to ensure that estimates are quoted on time.

* Full training will be provided in respect of using the design and estimating software.

* Understands the key information required to support robust estimates

* Understands and can apply concepts such as risk, contingency and estimating uncertainty

* Review tender documentation supplied, including: drawings, specifications, special conditions, inclusions and exclusions and contract obligations etc.

* Prepare monthly sales reports including enquiry and quotation data.

* Be aware of any specific H&S or Quality considerations that need to be noted at tender stage.

* Seek further information from the customer if required e.g. if a tower crane is available

* Seek quotes from approved suppliers keeping records to back-up prices incorporated into the final quote.

* The ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.

* Prepare for and attend pre-contract meeting with the Director as required - make & keep own notes/minutes in order to amend tender if necessary

* Capable of auditing estimates prepared by others and producing reports.

Personal Requirements:

Experience pricing similar projects - high pressure gas main diversions, pipelines, tunnels, auger-boring, pipe jacking etc.

Good numeracy and computer skills

Detailed knowledge of interpreting the technical elements and requirements of the Engineers and Architects drawings.

Previous experience of an Estimating role

Good communication and negotiating skills are essential

Good computer skills

Possess full UK Driving Licence (as some site visits may be required)

My client are currently one of a limited number of framework contractors delivering various project across the UK and Ireland


£30,000 - £55,000 plus package

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Alexandra Smith at AndersElite is a commercial specialist recruitment consultant with over 9 years' experience within the Commercial sector.

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 discuss

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