Estimator

Location
Bathgate
Salary
car, benefits...
Posted
06 Jun 2017
Closes
04 Jul 2017
Ref
MGPE-14
Contact
Elina Lund
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Title: Estimator

Location: Bathgate

Salary: Competitive

Purpose of the Role/Role Overview:

To support growing business unit, prepare and produce accurate cost estimates from receipt of Tender enquiry to Tender Settlement stage so as to achieve the Company’s Business Plan targets.

General Duties/Key Responsibilities:

* To manage and deliver the Estimating process to ensure work is undertaken to commercial and qualitative performance standards in a timely manner, to ensure consistently accurate estimates to meet or exceed the business goals..
* To plan and organise the work to ensure at all times that it meets timely and qualitative objectives.
* To ensure that the Company policies and procedures for the business are followed.
* Review jobs to strengthen the bid process and taking advantage of any competitive edge.
* Take ownership for the timely processing of vendor / sub-contractor enquiries liaising with the business buying teams / supply chain team as appropriate.
* Evaluating / negotiating of sub-contractors quotations and producing competitive costs for packages where quotations are required.
* In conjunction with the divisional managers regularly review of supply chain performance and taking any action required regarding discrepancies.
* Ensure that the tender risks in relation to all contracts are correctly identified and accounted for, and review lost tenders to see why, how and where improvements can be made.
* Develop and implement the competent use of data spreadsheets and databases in order to maximise the efficient sourcing and collection of data to enable the production of accurate cost estimates to time.
* Measurement and preparation of accurate quantities from appropriate Supply Chain Partners in order to ensure maximum competitive edge with a view to supporting maximum tender success.
* Develop and ensure that a consistent internal tender settlement / reconciliation report and handover process is implemented and that pricing levels, margin and risk meet the approved business strategy.
* Meet and liaise regularly with the Commercial Director for regular reviews and updates.
* Develop and maintain pricing masters by analysing and summarising estimating information trends.
* Ensure that the Company’s documents and procedures are followed and implemented where necessary.
* Liaise regularly with the Senior Management teams with regards to workload, holidays, procedures and tender business targets.
* Liaise closely with the Commercial teams and monitor the stages of projects to ensure that costs are kept in line with forecasts.
* Work closely with the Commercial teams to initialize, contribute and review a CVR process through the lifecycle of a project.
* Alongside the Commercial teams - contribute to the post project commercial review / reconciliation.

Dimensions:

* Overall responsibility and accountability for the estimating function within the business.
* Responsible for tenders across the divisional work streams.
* Work closely with the business development and bid teams across the business.
* Work closely with the operational teams, to be business led across the various divisions.

Experience:

Essential:

* Overall responsibility and accountability for the estimating function within the business.
* Responsible for tenders across the divisional work streams.
* Work closely with the business development and bid teams across the business.
* Work closely with the operational teams, to be business led across the various divisions.
* Experience of managing and coordinating the work of others

Desirable:

* Previous experience of running an estimating department
* Experience of working in the Energy Services / Social Housing sectors.
* Experience of Maintenance Contracts
* Previous experience of managing people, including probation and appraisal processes and techniques

Skills/Knowledge:

Essential:

* JCT Form of Contract: D&B, Minor Works, etc.
* NEC3: Various Options.
* Schedules of Rates
* Specifications and Drawings
* Bills of Quantities
* Cost Value Reconciliation
* Frameworks
* Computerised Estimating Packages
* Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Packages -Excel, Word

Desirable:

* Computerised Estimating Packages
* NHF S.O.R
* NSR S.O.R

Qualifications:

Essential:

* The post holder must possess a minimum of grade C in Mathematics and English or equivalent qualification
* HNC/HND in a construction related subject (desirable)
* The post holder must hold a full clean driving license

Desirable:

* Building related degree
* MCIOB
* MRICS
* ARICS

Personal Attributes:

Essential:

* High levels of accuracy
* Excellent Time Management
* Excellent Communication Skills
* The ability to meet deadlines
* People management skills
* Negotiation skills
* Self-Motivated

Desirable:

* The ability to think strategically
* Presentation skills

What Our Client Offers:

* Company Car for business purposes
* Pension Scheme
* Access to Flexible Benefits Scheme

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