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Senior M&E Estimator (Water / Wastewater)

  • Salary: £45000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
  • Location: Coventry, West Midlands
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Water
  • Job reference: 386846PMI

Job description

My client is one of the largest regulated water companies across England and Wales. Their supply area runs through the heart of the UK, providing essential services from the Bristol Channel to the Humber, and from Shropshire to the East Midlands Their teams are dedicated to maintaining the flow of water to and from our customers' homes. As a result, they are continually investing in their people and infrastructure.

They are currently preparing for a £1.6 Billion AMP7 capital works programme to maintain and upgrade their infrastructure and need a Senior M&E Estimator to join the cost control team for the Capital Delivery & Commercial business based at Finham near Coventry.

The objective of this role is to create M&E project estimates to support the Capital Delivery Infrastructure teams with setting project budgets. Youll generate bespoke Target Prices for Major Projects using the agreed contractor schedule of rates. Youll also provide cost expertise to support Senior Quantity Surveyors in Target Price setting and support Capital Delivery project teams in any cost change queries.

Background & Experience Required

They are ideally looking for someone with experience as a Main Contractor or Client within the Water Sector is but would also have interest in prospective candidates from any of Petrochem / Pharmaceutical / Food / Aerospace / Power / Utilities sectors. You will hold a Quantity Surveying /Engineering qualification or a similar with solid commercial experience. You will also need a valid driving license as travelling is required for this role.

Specific Qualifications, Experience & Attributes Required

*Ability to create, adapt and evolve estimating processes to achieve best practices for project cost delivery.
*Extensive experience within estimating teams.
*Strong communication and presentation skills
*Confident IT skills, proficient in the use of MS Office in particular Excel
*Confidence to challenge project team members and external suppliers to ensure costings are accurate.
*Strong commercial acumen with an eye for detail.
*Good working knowledge of NEC contracts
*Savvy individual who is able to hold their own in meetings with internal and external stakeholders including key supply chain.
*Strong analytical and mathematical skills.
*Good knowledge of the supply chain within the water industry.
*Excellent negotiating and mediating skills.
*Proficient knowledge of computerised estimating packages such as Conquest, Causeway & Candy etc.
*Ability to create, develop and nurture relationships with all stakeholders.
*Must possess good organisational skills with the ability to prioritise workloads.
*Be able to produce estimates from first principles (labour, equipment & materials).
*Be able to assess indirect costs & direct costs.

A highly competitive salary will be offered to the right person for this position, they have not given a range as they would rather not rule anyone out and assess them on a case by case basis. To express an interest please apply by following instructions or for more information and a confidential discussion please call Paul Massocchi on 0117 922 1441 / 07932 657631

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