£40,000 - £50,000 per annum

West Yorkshire


Job Description

Our client is recruiting for a permanent Civils/M&E Estimator to work for a well-established regional civil engineering contractor.

Reporting to the Senior Estimator and working as part of the proposals team , you will be responsible for tender preparation from received enquiries, including preparation of bills of quantities from drawings and specifications, pricing and submission to the Client.

You will also need good understanding of the associated civil works and/or associated M&E works of clean and wastewater environments, both infrastructure and capital works,

What you’ll be doing day to day:
• Maintain tender database with all new tenders
• Reviewing tender documentation to fully determine and understand the conditions set out
• Quantify the extent of the works involved from tender documents
• Engage in the bid process to ensure timely production of submission documentation
• Identify potential risks and opportunities associated with the tender documents
• Identify and engage supply chain to maximise commercial opportunities and savings during the bids process
• Preparation of accurate and competitive cost estimates from first principles for a wide variety of civil engineering works, predominantly in the Water Industry
• Check & ensure maintenance of a controlled copy of tender document & resultant communications
• Risk review of the tender to inform bid decisions in conjunction with Proposals staff
• Prepare subcontract & materials enquiries and review subsequent quotations
• Prepare an accurate cost estimate for the preliminary’s resources required to carry out the works in accordance with agreed programme & engineering requirements
• Check labour & plant resources accumulated in the cost estimate with those derived from the tender programme
• Prepare & present the commercial aspects of the tender to the Managers for adjudication and approval
• Prepare the commercial tender for submission to the Client
• On acceptance of tender by Client check proposed contract reflects the enquiry documents and subsequent offer
• Prepare and present the commercial handover documents to the contract delivery team
• Liaise with construction teams to ensure output & resource data collected providing feedback for future tenders

The experience we’re looking for in a candidate:
• Experience in developing civil engineering and/or M&E price build-ups from engineering design data and drawings
• An industry applicable ONC/HNC/B.Eng or NVQ equivalent or significant demonstratable Estimating experience
• Commercial and contractual awareness
• Desire to understand and promote the Company purpose, vision, values and culture
• Trustworthy and ethical approach, exercising discretion where required
• Organised, structured and professional, with a passion for excellence
• Flexibility, resilience and the ability to influence and build relationships at all levels
• Commitment to the provision of excellent customer service
• Experience in a fast paced, national and multi-site business
• Self-starter who has the ability to prioritise a varied workload and demonstrate good time management to comply with deadlines

Minimum Experience Needed:
• Demonstratable experience developing civil engineering/M&E price build-ups from engineering design data and drawings
• Demonstratable commercial and contractual awareness

Qualifications Needed:
• Industry applicable ONC/HNC/B.Eng/NVQ or equivalent or significant demonstratable Estimating experience with a main/leading contractor

If rate of pay is a sliding scale what is needed to get to the top amount:
• Significant demonstratable experience developing civil engineering/M&E price build-ups from engineering design data and drawings with a main/leading contractor, mainly within the water, civil or utilities sector
• Significant demonstratable commercial and contractual awareness
• Further qualifications related to Industry applicable construction subjects or estimating, or professional membership with a relevant body

The salary banding is indicative and dependent on experience. Details on the full package are to be discussed during shortlisting.
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