Our client a civil engineering contractor are looking for an Estimator to join their preconstruction team.
This is to play a key role contributing to an exciting portfolio of Rail, Highways, Tunnelling and Major projects tenders.
Key aspects of your role: An integral part of a bid team directing and managing cost build up of civil tenders typically in the range of £10M to £50M but sometimes into the £m(hundreds).
Contribute actively to the development of a successful tender strategy
Working closely with Bid Manager and bid team to ensure a competitive tender is produced Contribute to tender Launch meeting and provision of early pricing overview of major quantities and cost approximation Develop Activity Schedule / BoQ structure / client pricing document
Produce or appoint take-off or measurement check Work from first principles to develop a fully costed scheme with minimal supervision.
Able to provide full back up of pricing as required.
Agree methodologies and outputs for key activities with planner and, where appropriate, with Bid Manager / Design Manager
Consider options quickly to determine most cost effective design and construction solutions to inform preferred options to be developed further.
Price alternative design solutions as required by the client and tender strategy
Produce competitive price using methodologies and outputs etc to suit conditions/situations relevant to the scheme.
Provide break down of labour, plant, material as required.
Work closely with procurement to create a comparison sheet for materials considering unit rate / wastage / waiting time / total cost
Liaise with procurement to determine appropriate selection of material suppliers and subcontract packages to send enquiries to.
Interrogation and challenge of priced packages from supply chain.
Input and comment on staff programmes, price using internal rates, including additional costs to employ.
Contribute to compilation and pricing of Risk & Opportunity Register Create BoQ and/or Activity Schedules where possible to provide a positive cash flow
Ensure all estimating papers are prepared and presented at the Settlement Meeting Ensure all pricing changes and cashflow proposals agreed at the Settlement Meeting are implemented Liaise with Commercial team and Bid Manager to complete necessary contract documentation
Ensure all requirements of Corporate governance relating to the estimate are implemented prior to submission of tender, in conjunction with bid manager. What we are looking for: A relevant Engineering qualification (e.g HND/degree) Estimating experience on Heavy Civils, Rail, Road or Structures tenders
A good level of numeracy and IT skills – MS Office, Word, Excel etc
A strong team player who is self-motivated and able to communicate with people at all levels
Excellent organisation and time management skills