Water - Infrastructure


Ref: 286| Posted: 17th May 2022

Estimator - Needed (Water/Highways)

A chance to join a leading UK Building, Infrastructure and Engineering company. That deliver vital projects across the Water, Highways and Environment sectors


Basis Salary: £70,000 - £75,000 per annum

  • Car allowance 
  • 26 days annual leave (with the opportunity to buy or sell up to 3 days holiday)
  • Private medical insurance for yourself (with the option to buy family cover)
  • Life Assurance
  • Defined contribution pension scheme matched up to 8%
  • 2 days volunteering opportunities
  • Flexible and Agile working (dependent on your role)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Professional membership fees
  • Flexible Benefits scheme which includes the opportunity to purchase benefits such as:
    • Critical illness insurance (with option to purchase for your partner)
    • Dental Insurance
    • Travel insurance
    • Bike to work scheme
    • Retail vouchers/payroll giving/activity pass for top leisure attractions

Ideal Candidate:

  • Appropriate Construction qualification - HND/Degree or similar (CEng, MICE desirable)
  • Competent use of Microsoft packages e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, Access
  • 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 (Conquest or similar)
  • Well developed technical construction knowledge
  • Demonstrable development of personal skills and capability through on-going training, experience and mentoring
  • Awareness of BIM
  • Enthusiastic with the desire to win
  • Able to work flexibly to tight deadlines
  • Effective communicator
  • Ability to work as a team member or on own initiative
  • Systematic/organised
  • Resourceful, reliable
  • Innovative and lateral thinking

Duties include:

  • 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

If you want to make a difference and have the opportunity to expand your career aspirations in a company with a stable environment, then this is for you!

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