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Job Ref:  IC01110
Employer:  Interserve
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Alfreton
Post Code:  DE55
18/10/2016 00:12
Hourly Rate Bands N/A Salaried/Hourly-Paid Salaried

Job purpose
We are looking for an experienced highways estimator to join our highways team from our infrastructure office at Alfreton.

The role will include responsibility for the preparation and submission of tenders, under a variety of forms of procurement, in a consistent and standardised manner in line with business objectives, Company procedures and process.

Working as part of a team (or individually as required) with the objective of securing profitable future workload for the business.

The Estimator duties may include the following:
  • Thoroughly appraise tender documentation when received to identify risk, opportunity, insufficient information, inadequate or incorrect design;
  • Preparation of material and sub-contract enquiries including selection of prospective subcontractors;
  • Attending strategy/opportunity meetings with project team;
  • Attend design team meetings where appropriate;
  • Visit site to identify site specific risks. Prepare T42 report;
  • Liaise with Proposals /Bid Managers where applicable and attend design meetings;
  • Preparing tender Bills of Quantities;
  • Preparation of analytical cost estimates including preliminaries;
  • Adjudication and comparison of sub contractor quotations;
  • Presentation of the cost estimate to senior management at tender settlement meetings;
  • Completion of tender documentation and submission of the tender;
  • Ensure a smooth handover of the project to the site team including attendance at F201 meeting.

Knowledge skills & experience
  • Construction/Surveying - HND/Degree or similar;
  • Competent use of Microsoft packages e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook;
  • Awareness of Industry procurement methods;
  • Estimating software (desirable);
  • Understanding of Whole Life Costs (desirable);
  • Cost Planning awareness (desirable);
  • Experience of analytical building estimating;
  • Familiarity with all forms of contract;
  • Management and organisational experience (desirable);
  • Technical Construction knowledge;
  • Kn owledge of current Building Regulations and other industry standards;
  • Understanding of BREEAM (desirable).
  • Experience working within civils (essential)
  • Experience tendering for major highways projects (desirable).

  • Sound technical and commercial abilities incl. strong numerical skills;
  • Analytical, decisive and interrogative;
  • Negotiation skills;
  • Risk awareness;
  • Ability to work as a team member, or on own initiative;
  • Commitment;
  • Organised with effective time management ability;
  • Having a professional approach to work;
  • Presentation skills;
  • People management skills with a flexible attitude to people.

About the company
We are looking for an experienced Estimator to work from our office in Alfreton. This role is offered on a full time and permanent basis. In return we are offering a competitive salary, plus company car/allowance, flexible benefits, 24 days annual leave entitlement, share plans, company pension and private medical insurance.

Interserve's vision is to be the Trusted Partner of all our stakeholders. We are one of the world's foremost support services and construction companies, operating in the public and private sectors in the UK and internationally. We offer advice, design, construction and facilities management services for society's infrastructure and provide a range of plant and equipment in specialist fields. Interserve is based in the UK. It has revenue of £3.3 billion and a workforce of 80,000 people worldwide.

We are an Investors in Diversity accredited Company & committed to equal opportunities for all.
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