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Senior Estimator

  • Salary: £50000 - £62000 per annum + Additional benefits
  • Location: Lancashire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job reference: 389698ASM

Job description

Job Title Senior Estimator
Sector Civil engineering and Rail
Location Lancashire based
Email to apply
The client
A leading Civil Engineering subcontractor are now looking for an experienced Civil Engineering and Rail Estimator. My client specialises in general civil engineering, marine, bridges and rail projects. Tenders will be from £500k - £40 million.
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Pre-Construction Director, the Civils Estimator will be responsible for preparing accurate estimates for projects by analysing client's tender enquiries, gathering information and analysing important metrics to provide bid packages that support profitable business decisions.
Key Job Responsibilities
Involved in and oversee the whole process from tender submission and negotiation to securing project/contracts
Assisting in the implementation of operational health & safety
Assisting other estimating departments on multi-disciplinary projects.
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
Proven experience in the preparation of cost estimates from first principles
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
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
Candidate requirements
Minimum 10 years experience in Civil Engineering Industry
Fully IT literate.
Accurate and consistent approach·
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
£50,000 - £62,000 - Salary will depend on experience and would come with the usual benefits package
Car or car allowance
24 days holiday
Life assurance
Healthcare ,
If you feel as though you are suitable for this role and you want to apply please email me

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