• Permanent
  • Anywhere


FRS-UK are actively recruiting for an Estimator to join the team of a successful and well-respected main contractor.

Reporting to the Pre-construction Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for preparing tenders and cost plans for design and build projects of values up to £130m.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

* Appraisal of tender documents

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

* Attending meetings with project team

* Site visits to identify site specific risks

* Contribute to the design development process and attend design team meetings

* Preparation of analytical cost estimates including preliminaries

* Prepare budgets and cost plans

* Adjudication and comparison of sub-contractor quotations

* Initiate technical queries and ensure design sufficiently developed to ensure accurate costings

* Risk management throughout the tender period and preparation of the tender Risk Register

* Value engineering throughout the design phase of design and build projects

* Attend pre-qualification, mid tender and post tender interviews

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

* Completion of tender documentation and submission of the tender

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

Skills and Experience Required:

* Basic understand of the fundamentals of construction systems

* The ability to read and understand drawings and specifications, process design and contracts

* Understanding of bills of materials

* Be able to document and organise a complex stream of information and paperwork quickly and efficiently

* Excellent attention to detail

* Strong written and verbal communication skills

* Computer literate with a good working knowledge of Microsoft packages, including Microsoft Project.

We offer a highly competitive salary plus benefits along with fast-progression and a great working environment

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