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Job Ref:  204577129
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Construction
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Hertfordshire
City:  Hertfordshire
Post Code:  WD5
Salary:  £81 - £85000/annum Package
19/10/2016 09:54
Senior Estimator 80,000-85,000 + package

The Business

Our client has a proven record of providing superior value through civil engineering excellence.

They work in close partnership with their customers and suppliers, sharing skills and expertise to facilitate efficient project delivery, and operate under a variety of contract forms such as open book, design and build and full turnkey contracts.

In addition to traditional contracts, they have a long track record of working in frameworks, partnerships and alliances. Their culture is one that embraces change, welcomes new ideas and supports the move towards a more collaborative approach in all aspects of their operations.

Whether it's construct-only or strategic asset management, our client has earned its reputation as a tier 1 supplier of civil engineering service.

The Role

To manage and co-ordinate all estimating aspects of a bid, ensuring that high quality, competitive proposals are delivered to their customer in a manner consistent with the management system. To establish and maintain positive and effective relationships with customers, partners and bid team.

Role Description

*Where no Bid Manager is appointed and if required by the relevant Business Stream, lead the bid process to ensure that tender deliverables are produced in a timely and effective manner.

*Oversee and/or interrogate design options and 'value' solutions, and if appropriate, identify the attractiveness of a project based on sound estimating principles.

Activities to include:

Review customer's drawings and specifications to prepare accurate costing sheets for materials, labour and equipment ¬ Ensure compliance with procedures, including pre-construction gate process.

*Assess and manage risk and opportunity and support negotiations as part of the pricing process.

*Collate and review tender documents and submission requirements in a timely way, ensuring all financial information is identified and provided and accurate compliant design proposals are included ¬ Establish and agree key plant rates.

*Agree with engineering and planning key methods, outputs and plant selection. Detailed analysis of subcontractors' analysis. ¬

*Manage and coordinate the preparation of preliminary and general expense pricing including plant schedules and risk assessment. ¬

*Prepare tender settlement papers and carry out any belated adjustments as a result of tender settlements ¬ Provide bills of allowances as part of the commercial handover meeting.

*Responsibility for 'sign off' of all cost elements prior to any gate meetings or financial submissions ¬ Select suitable sub-contractors and specialists for each project.

*Ensure that key specialists are utilised on each bid to optimise: design, specification, programme and value ¬ Manage the production of cost information for senior management.

*Provide considered responses to customer questions including post tender queries. Ensure that the project commercial team have received an effective handover of bid documentation. Represent the company and present tender proposals at customer interviews.

*Support the development and implementation of the appropriate digital toolsets to execute cost take-off and other estimating activities, such as 5D cost planning.

*Attend or carry out periodic Tender Health Checks and formal risk reviews to ensure that the identified risks are mitigated as far as possible in tender submissions.

*Ensure that cost planning and estimating are accurate and reflect the project requirements and risk profile.

*Provide mentoring on bids to less experienced Estimators and the bid teams, if required

*Maintain the company supply chain database/ Estimating system with tender information from allocated bids.

*Carry out measurement & take-offs, pricing and entering into the system.

* Ensure a relentless focus on Zero Harm * Support the delivery of Sustainability activities

Ideal Candidate

* Previous experience of managing/implementing all aspects of the estimating process for highways projects, within the construction industry is required, along with a valid CSCS card, where applicable.

* Membership of a relevant professional body and/or a relevant professional qualification is desirable, such as RICS/CIOB/RIBA/ICE/CIBSE.


The ideal candidate will also have a stable track-record of employment over the course of their career. (e.g. minimum of three years in each role/past employer
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