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Job Ref:  204580667
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  London
City:  London
Post Code:  WC1A
Salary:  £50000 - £60000/annum
19/10/2016 09:55
We are recruiting for an Estimator to manage and co-ordinate all estimating aspects of a bid, ensuring that high quality, competitive proposals are delivered to the customer in a manner consistent with company systems. The successful candidate will be responsible for establishing and maintaining positive and effective relationships with customers, partners and the bid team. Experience of working on rail projects is desirable.
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
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 tool sets 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.
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
Monitor performance and quality of selected Cost Consultants throughout the project cycle from bid to financial close and ensure the validation of any Cost Consultant outputs such as Bills of Quantities and Cost Plans. Input into terms and conditions, scope of services and briefing of Cost Consultant, acting as a communication channel between cost consultants and the company
Meet customers and their consultants to maintain or build relationships and maintain relationships with key bodies such as RICS
Input into continuous improvement on bids including, presentation media, producing strategy papers for Senior Management to provide guidance on project pricing and the continual development of the cost management systems and tools within the business stream
Previous experience of managing/implementing all aspects of the estimating process for 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. Working knowledge of best practice solutions and optimisation of innovative ideas and an understanding of the principles of Lean Construction and 5D cost planning is desirable.
An understanding of BIM and how to read and assemble BIM models and produce appropriate reports from them is desirable.
Good working knowledge of pricing and quantification methods is required. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required, coupled with an ability to form effective relationships with partners under time pressure.
A desire to continuously pursue innovation and development, with a focus on the customer and the business is required. Proficiency in IT, numeracy and MS Office Basic & Estimating Systems is essential.
Results Driven: Demonstrates a passion and excitement for his/her work. Tackles problems head-on and works to resolve them without delay.
Focus on Excellence: Willing to go the extra mile to exceed expectations. Continually searches for ways to add value and take performance to the next level.
Teamwork & Collaboration: Puts aside personal agendas to work for the benefit of customers and suppliers and other stakeholders. Proactively builds knowledge through sharing knowledge, ideas and expertise with others.
Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers. Actively collects customer information and uses it to improve services and solutions. Manages the experience of customers to ensure positive relationships are established and maintained.
Operational Excellence: Plans and organises work to safely achieve maximum efficiency and output. Delivers results consistently.
Adaptability: Learns quickly. Adapts positively to changing business and customer demands. Is energised by change.

To apply for this role please send through your CV for consideration and we will be in touch should your experience match our criteria. Unfortunately due to high volume we will only be able to contact those who have been shortlisted

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