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Job Ref:  204596698
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Construction
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  London
City:  London
Post Code:  WC1A
24/10/2016 10:39
Our client is seeking a Senior Estimator to join their team, as a principal contractor in the high-end residential market our client is seeking a professional with a background in the re-furb market. This role offers a competitive package with a significant pension contribution alongside a role that can offer challenge and reward.

The tasks below outline the primary obectives of the role;

• Prepare a compliant tender to the agreed timescales in accordance with the company's procedures
• Liaise with the Business Performance Manager, Chief Engineer and Head of M&E Services to select the most suitable subcontractors
• Issue the supply chain a comprehensive enquiry document including best value and compliance in a timely manner
• Analyse supply chain tender returns and prepare comparisons, identify strengths, weaknesses and deficiencies in the tenders and incorporate the best value cost estimate into the bid
• Work in conjunction with the planner and others to price the preliminaries
• Present the best nett estimate to the Directors for their adjudication and to enable a tender to be submitted by the due date
• Prepare early stage cost plans and square foot cost appraisals

As an individual you should be able to demonstrate the following;
• Construction core skills - evaluation of tender design information to be able to determine its completeness or otherwise and be able to allocate items to the appropriate trade(s)
• Computer skills - be confident in using standards Microsoft software such as Excel or Word and using standard key business information software. Familiarity in Lotus Notes and Connect (or similar) enquiry system software would be advantageous
• Challenge - explore possible alternative commercial opportunities to give a competitive edge and / or enhance profitability
• Communication - be able to engage with other parties involved in the construction process. as well as outside consultants, designers and trade subcontractors
• Helpful and honest - whatever the challenge, project a positive image, but be honest about what can be produced and the timescale to deliver a quality response
• Open and friendly - build relationships with both external and internal parties to enable you to utilize the wealth of construction knowledge available

Ideally you will have a sound understanding of the construction industry, be able to show a career to date that reflects how you have developed the skills required and have complimentary qualifications enabling you to offer detail, accuracy and compliance to this role
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