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Senior Estimator (Civils)

  • Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Package (Negotiable on experience)
  • Location: Walsall, West Midlands
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Construction , Water, Civil Engineering/Infrastructure
  • Job reference: BBBH381662

Job description

Job Title: Senior Estimator
Location: North Birmingham.
Sectors: Civil Engineering, Water, Infrastructure, Construction.
Job Type: Permanent Role.
Salary: Circa £55,000 to £65,000 Per Annum + Package. (Negotiable on relevant experience)

Job summary:

As a Senior Estimator, you will be responsible for leading Estimates for Civil Engineering & Infrastructure works, working with other members of the tender and planning teams, to develop successful tenders that offer key Infrastructure client's solutions to their upcoming projects.

Daily duties will include but are not limited to:

Leading Estimates

  • Undertake estimates in accordance with Company procedures.
  • Lead a team of Estimators for larger tenders, mentoring and developing junior estimators.
  • Identify opportunity and risk during tender process.
  • Liaise with the business unit, Bid Manager and Planner to agree methodology and principles.
  • Maintain register of key assumptions within Estimate.
  • Maintain tender Estimate file.
  • Provide indicative pricing support for business development.
  • Obtain feedback from site teams on estimating adequacy and current costs.

Present estimates at adjudication

  • Prepare estimating "adjudication pack".
  • Present basis of estimate and key assumptions.
  • Maintain notes of adjudication meetings.
  • Close out actions and monitor customer negotiations, seeking amended authority as required.

Handover to site teams at contract award

  • Prepare estimating handover packs.
  • Maintain notes of handover meeting.
  • Provide ongoing support to site teams relating to estimate and key assumptions.

Key measures & targets:

  • Winning work to meet the Company's objectives.
  • Developing a coherent and consistent tender submission with the use of key estimating assumptions.
  • Developing a tender win strategy alongside the business unit teams.
  • Providing temporary works support for tenders and for the design element of design and construct tenders.

Key relationships:

  • Estimating Team.
  • Engineering Team.
  • Supply Chain Team.

Candidates will ideally:

  • Have worked up from a Civil Engineering or Commercial background.
  • Possess chartered, incorporated or other similar status.
  • Have experience of working within the Water and Civil Engineering/Infrastructure or other similar industries.
  • Have a proven track record working on tenders ranging up to £50M in value.
  • Have strong numerical and communication skills.
  • Be IT literate and used to using Estimating Software Packages + Microsoft Office (Excel Essential).
  • Be confidence in dealing with customers and other personnel at a senior level
  • Have the ability to ensure all tender submissions are both feasible and profitable.
  • Have knowledge of Infrastructure sectors, including waste, rail, or the tunnelling sector (Desirable)

For more information or to apply for this role, please contact Tim Smyth on 0121 200 5520.

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