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Senior Estimator

  • Salary: £50000 - £62000 per annum + Additional benefits
  • Location: Lancashire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job reference: 389542ASM

Job description

The client

A leading Civil Engineering contract from the Lancashire region are now looking for an experienced Civil Engineering Estimator. A well-established Civil Engineering contractor who have been running for over 30 years. They specialise in Infrastructure (roads, bridges, rail and sub-structures), and also public realm, landfill and waste projects.

Projects

Prepare competitive tender bids for contracts with Local Authorities, Public Utilities and private clients. Typical projects are roads, highways, car parks, highway improvements, 278 works, bridges, retaining walls earthworks and ground remediation, reservoirs and river works and utilities schemes etc.

Key Job Responsibilities

Involved in and oversee the whole process from tender submission and negotiation to securing project/contracts

Carry out material take offs and send out enquiries to subcontractors and suppliers for each tender. May be required to do Bill of Quantity take offs for certain drawing and specification tender opportunities

Price up all rates from basic principles broken down on a labour, plant, materials and subcontract basis

Send out sub-contract enquiries / compare and interrogate sub contract quotations

Price up all preliminary items for each tender in advance of finalisation with the Directors

Knowledge of CESSM, SMM7, Highways Method of Measurement

Excellent knowledge of various forms of Construction Contracts (NEC/JCT/ICE)

Compile tender deliverables if required. These may include but are not limited to: -

o Contract Programme (Microsoft Project)

o Labour Histograms

o Outline Methodology Statements

o Traffic Management Proposals

Good working knowledge of Excel / bespoke Estimating software such as Conquest or Valesco.

Attend pre-award / pre-contract meetings

Attend internal handover meetings to contract management

Good technical knowledge and able to fully understand technical specifications

Ability to undertake several estimates simultaneously and complete to agreed deadlines.

Analysis of tender documentation, interaction with Consultant Engineers, Architects and Clients

Good interpersonal skills to provide the client with a first class customer service

Qualifications: Degree or HNC in Civil Engineering

Knowledge and required Skills

Minimum 10 years experience in Civil Engineering Industry

Familiar with the Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement, Highway Method of Measurement and SMM 7

Fully IT literate. Experience in any proprietary Estimating packages would be useful preferably Valesco which my client have adopted as their estimating software.

Ideally from a Site Management background with a good understanding of construction techniques, productions and outputs.

Has preferably undertaken an estimating role in a similar, medium-sized civil engineering business

Key Personal Attributes

First class analytical and technical skills

Hands-on approach

Tenacious, able to interpret requirements from the basic of information

Results orientated

Team player

Career Objective

The ideal candidate will be seeking a role in a medium sized successful business and wants to progress to a Chief Estimator position overseeing the estimating department at some stage in their career.

Salary

£50,000 - £62,000 - Salary will depend on experience and would come with the usual benefits package

Car or car allowance

24 days holiday (with the option to buy up to 5 days)

Life assurance

Healthcare ,

Pension,

Childcare vouchers,

If you want to apply please email me

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