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Senior Estimator – Main Contractor job in Birmingham

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Job Ref:  204419016
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Construction
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Birmingham
Post Code:  B12
07/10/2016 03:49
This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of FastTrack who are operating as an employment business.

The Role
This main contractor is currently looking to recruit a Senior Estimator to join their team based in Birmingham. Candidates should ideally be able to deliver the right net cost, on time, to the highest quality and accuracy.
The main role of a Senior Estimator at this client is to manage commercial activities with a high degree of acumen whilst identifying opportunities to add value throughout the project process.
In doing so you will price selected trades from first principles using agreed outputs. You will also be able to produce a detailed control document at handover to delivery team and complete project take-offs to the required level of detail up to the level of SMM 7 for agreed trades.
In return we provide to you a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, the opportunities for you to develop your career with this client and the training to make this happen - but most importantly a great place to work with a true family ethos!

Essential and desirable criteria:

Essential Criteria
+ Successful delivery of tenders on a wide range of tenders
+ Have experience of various construction methods
+ Experience of controlling costs, timing and quality in line with targets
+ Experience of reading and accurately interpreting drawings and technical specifications
+ Good standard of mathematical ability
+ Appropriate CSCS card

Desirable Criteria
+ Minimum relevant level 4 qualification (HNC/NVQ4 etc)
+ Relevant degree
+ Use Conquest Estimating System or similar
+ Experience of taking off quantities up to SMM 7
+ Working towards MCIOB/RICS

Personal Qualities
+ You will be able to model behaviour that shows, respect, helpfulness and co-operation,
+ Respond positively and with resilience with setbacks,
+ State your position and views clearly and confidently in conflict situations,
+ Identify your customers' needs and expectations and strive to deliver them,
+ Present plans clearly, concisely, accurately and in ways that ensure understanding,
+ Take personal responsibility for making things happen,
+ Find practical ways to overcome barriers,
+ Set demanding but achievable objectives for yourself and others
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