Senior Estimator

£70,000 - £75,000 per annum

West Midlands

Permanent

Job Description

Our client, a leading regional civil infrastructure and engineering main contractor, is looking to employ a Senior Estimator on a permanent basis to lead estimates for engineering works in accordance with estimating systems and procedures, working with other members of tender teams to develop effective client solutions.

Reporting to the commercial lead, the right candidate will have experience with the following:
• Undertake estimates in accordance with company procedures.
• Lead team of estimators for larger tenders, mentoring and developing junior estimators.
• Identify opportunity and risk during tender process.
• Co-ordination of external and internal inputs for tender preparation.
• Liaise with business unit to agree methodology and principles.
• Maintain register of key assumptions within estimate.
• Maintain tender estimate file.
• Provide indicative pricing support for business development.
• Provide sales support as required.
• Meeting tender deadlines.
• Production of tender documents and completion of clients’ documentation for submittal.
• Upkeep of costs, estimating and pricing information necessary for the preparation of tenders.
• Present basis of estimate and key assumptions.
• Prepare estimating "adjudication pack"
• Maintain notes of adjudication meetings.
• Close out actions and monitor customer negotiations, seeking amended authority as required.
• On successful award, summarising overall bid and handing over to Projects, including continuing involvement as necessary during contract execution.
• Prepare estimating "handover packs"
• Maintain notes of handover meeting.
• Provide on-going support to site teams relating to estimate and key assumptions.
• Obtain feedback from site teams on estimating adequacy and current costs.
• To comply with all Health and Safety responsibilities commensurate with the role, as outlined in the Health and Safety policy.
• Any other duties commensurate with the position as may be assigned from time to time.
• Liaison with tender Bid Manager & Planner.
• Liaison with and support to project and site teams relating to estimate and key assumptions
• Developing a coherent and consistent tender submission with the use of key estimating assumptions.
• Developing a tender win strategy alongside the business unit teams and issuing handover documents following the contract award.
• Providing temporary works support for tenders and for the design element of design and construct tenders.
• Winning work to meet the Company's objectives.
• Measured upon the quality of tenders submitted, accuracy of cost estimates, the meeting of tender deadlines, quality of sales support, communication, degree of creativity/innovation and team working.

The person:
• Significant demonstratable experience estimating in a lead role with an engineering or commercial background.
• Significant demonstratable experience in the water/wastewater and civils sector.
• HNC or above (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant engineering discipline.
• Numerate and familiar with estimating software and Microsoft Excel.
• Confident dealing with customers at a senior level.
• Able to ensure all tender submissions are both feasible and profitable.

Desirable:
• Proven track record working on tenders ranging up to £50m.
• Chartered, incorporated status or similar.
• Knowledge of waste, rail, or the tunnelling sector.

Minimum Experience Needed:
• Significant demonstratable experience estimating in a lead role with an engineering or commercial background.
• Significant demonstratable experience in the water/wastewater and civils sector.
• Computer literate, including Microsoft Suite and estimating software

Qualifications Needed:
• HNC or above (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant engineering discipline or exceedingly significant demonstratable estimating experience in a lead role with a main/leading contractor

If rate of pay is a sliding scale what is needed to get to the top amount:
• Chartership with a relevant professional body or similar
• Significant demonstratable professional knowledge of waste, rail, or the tunnelling sector.
• Significant experience with all points outlined in the job description and minimum experience section

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

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luke.taylor@linearrecruitment.co.uk

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