Civils Estimator



Estimator required on a permanent basis! You will work within a National Civil Infrastructure Engineering Company’s tender team to develop customer solutions and secure profitable work to meet our client's objectives under a variety of forms of procurement. Sectors for the projects undertaken by the company include both Water and Highway Infrastructure, therefore experience in either, or both, is preferred.

The Person:

* Appropriate Construction qualification – HND/Degree or similar

* Experience of analytical water industry estimating

* Experience of all forms of civil engineering contract including traditional, partnering, design & build 2 stage tenders and frameworks

* Experience of using estimating software

* Well-developed technical construction knowledge

* Further Engineering qualification e.g., CEng, MICE and Awareness of BIM is desirable

* Demonstrable development of personal skills and capability through on-going training, experience and mentoring is desirable

The Role:

* Appraisal of tender documents

* Managing the tender pricing process ensuring completion and recording of all necessary process documentation to satisfy formal procedures

* Initiation of technical queries and ensuring design is sufficiently developed to enable accurate costings

* Preparation of material, equipment and sub-contract enquiries including selection of prospective suppliers and subcontractors

* Attending strategy/opportunity meetings with project team

* Visiting site to identify site specific risks

* Risk and Value management during the tender period

* Preparation of budgets and cost plans.

* Preparing tender Bills of Quantities if necessary

* Preparation of analytical cost estimates including preliminaries

* Using construction knowledge and commercial experience in conjunction with other members of the bid team to ensure competitive bids

* Adjudication and comparison of supplier and subcontractor quotations

* Contribution to value engineering throughout the design phase of design and build projects

* Presentation of the tender to senior management at tender settlement meetings including highlighting relevant commercial issues

* Completion of tender documentation and submission of the tender

* Ensuring a smooth handover of the project to the site team

* Supervision and mentoring of other estimators where required

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

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