BID Manager / Estimator

£35 - £45K

My client is seeking a commercially focussed Bid Manager/Estimator to join a growing ecological  business based in Guilford.

They  require someone to contribute to the preparation of tenders, quotations, and associated documentation required in bidding for new contracts.

They work with Tier-one contractors, multi-disciplinaries, local & national government and ecology and planning consultancies.

 You will be involved from initial enquiry, through to site visits, estimating, specification writing, pre-award presentations and contract negotiation. Working with the habitats team on small and medium sizes opportunities and in collaboration with the bid management team on complex, multi-service and large scale projects.

The client will also offer this role WFM

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Nurturing and developing client  and supplier relationships.
  • Assessing project scope, interpreting the clients’ or Project Managers’ specification, identifying what’s needed and accurately estimating costs, assumptions and exclusions
  • Where agreed, successfully managing an opportunity  from enquiry through to tender/quotation return.
  • Develop a comprehensive knowledge of the Habitat’s team service offering
  • Attending pre-start and site meetings, negotiating pre-contract terms and conditions and recording agreements reached.
  • Providing a concise handover to Project Managers, as well as on-going project-specific support.

Key Requirements:

  • Experience of bidding, estimating and risk assessment within the construction and/or landscaping industry
  • Understanding of NEC3 contracts (or similar).
  • Experience of using online tender portals.
  • Knowledge of procurement processes
  • Commercially minded, enthusiastic, dependable, motivated, intelligent and able to work independently and as part of a team, and with an aptitude for attention to detail.