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Job Ref:  204664412
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Construction
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Birmingham
Post Code:  B12
Salary:  £60000 - £70000/annum
10/10/2016 18:53
Our client is an international construction services company delivering construction, fit out, engineering services and a range of specialist solutions.

As part of the company's growth plans, we are currently seeking a Senior Estimator to cover Birmingham and the surrounding areas. Applications from commercially focused individuals with proven experience with a main contractor and an understanding of the operations which impact a business will be welcomed. This is a critical role within the team, as well as a challenging and highly satisfying position, playing a key part in the success of a project.

The successful candidate will be capable of understanding the requirements of a construction organisation whilst holding excellent organisations capabilities, team leadership skills, the ability to articulate costs and an understanding of business needs.

Role Purpose:

To be responsible for pricing tender opportunities by implementing estimating strategies on each bid whilst managing the estimating process and procedures in bidding.

The successful candidate will:

• Work with the Bid Manager to lead the bid process to ensure that tender deliverables are produced in a timely and effective manner.
• Lead the Estimating Team, including managing the workload and allocation of estimating resource within assigned Bid Teams.
• Undertake the role of Estimator on projects, where required.
• Oversee and / or interrogate design options and 'value' solutions, and if appropriate, identify the attractiveness of a project based on sound estimating principles.
• Review customer's drawings and specifications to prepare accurate costing sheets for materials, labour and equipment.
• Ensure compliance with all in-house procedures, including pre-construction gate process.
• Review tender documents and submission requirements, ensuring all financial information is identified and provided and accurate compliant design proposals are included.
• Establish and agree key plant rates.

Who we're looking for:

• Previous experience of managing the process of estimating projects, within the construction industry is required along with a valid CSCS card.
• Membership of a relevant professional body and / or 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. Experience of leading a team is desirable.
• Able to be a strong team player, as well as work on their own initiative
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