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Job Ref:  204659623
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Cheshire
City:  Runcorn
Post Code:  WA7
Salary:  £45000 - £50000/annum
10/10/2016 18:41
Senior Estimator

Key Outputs
To prepare complex estimates for the inclusion in a range of client facing proposals
To review a range of estimating methodologies and NORM databases and prepare defensible bases of estimates and detailed strategies for cost effective methodologies for price preparation.
To champion the NORM database with Lessons Learnt from tenders and projects to ensure ongoing competitiveness and lead estimating continuous improvement
To conduct detailed contingency and risk analyses in conjunction with the Commercial Manager to ensure appropriate allowances

Reports to
Head of Proposals

Key Activities: What should the role holder do to achieve the business goals of
Key Tasks
The review of incoming tender documentation and the production of a planned methodology, preliminary basis of estimate and a clear strategy for price competitiveness for inclusion in the overall tender strategy.
Engaging with internal stakeholders, in particular the Senior Bid Manager, Commercial Manager and Senior staff members to ensure margin expectations and risk expectations are being met.
Working closely with the Commercial Manager in the establishment and continuous review of appropriate NORMs and productivity factors across a range of disciplines, to ensure low risk delivery and competitiveness against the competition.
Four eyed review of outputs of other estimators to ensure consistency and appropriateness.
The preparation of detailed estimates through a range of techniques and cross check against past and current experience.
Use various methodologies to ascertain estimate uncertainty and the required risk factor from the tender risk register.
Presentation and explanation of estimate structures to Senior Management and key stakeholders, including clients.
Lead Lessons Learnt and continuous improvement to the estimating database.

Applying Technical Expertise
Working with People
Deciding & Initiating Writing & Reporting
Persuading & Influencing
Planning & Organising
Achieving Personal Work Goals and Objectives

Experience & Attributes
Qualifications / Desirables
Working knowledge of the petrochemical, power and process markets
A minimum of 8 years experience of estimating in a highly regulated environment with at least 4 years in proposals an advantage.
Experience of industrial site working.
Highly numerate and capable in the use of Microsoft Excel and other estimating tools.
Ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
Demonstrable capability to think independently in the use of systems, challenging NORMs and adopting best practice in estimation.
Demonstrable knowledge in the continuous improvement of estimating methodologies and the positives and negatives of differing approaches. Qualified mechanical/electrical engineer or suitable numerate qualification.

Key Behaviours Definitions
Applying expertise and technology
Applies specialist and detailed technical expertise; develops job knowledge and expertise through continual professional development; shares expertise and knowledge with others; uses technology to achieve work objectives; demonstrates an understanding of different organisational functions and departments
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