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Job Ref:  204708165
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Construction
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Castleford
Post Code:  WF10
Salary:  £40000 - £50000/annum car, share plan and excellent benefi
21/10/2016 02:23

Location: Castleford, West Yorkshire

Start Date: ASAP

Salary: £40-50k (neg) dependent upon experience

Car or allowance

Flexible benefits

Share Plan


Private Medical Insurance

Our Client: Is one of the world's foremost support services, construction and engineering companies, operating in the public and private sectors in the UK and internationally.

They offer advice, design, construction, equipment and facilities management and frontline public services.

The Role: Responsibility for the preparation and submission of tenders, under a variety of forms of procurement, typically up to £2m in value.

Working as part of a team with the objective of securing profitable future workload for the business. Utilise construction knowledge and commercial experience in conjunction with other members of the bid team to ensure competitive bids.

Risk and Value management during the tender period.

Preparation of budgets and cost plans.

Responsibilities: Appraisal of tender documents;

Preparation of material and sub-contract enquiries including selection of prospective subcontractors;

Attending strategy/opportunity meetings with project team;

Visit site to identify site specific risks;

Contribute to the design development process and attend design team meetings;

Preparing tender Bills of Quantities;

Preparation of analytical cost estimates including preliminaries;

Prepare budgets and cost plans;

Adjudication and comparison of sub-contractor quotations;

Initiate technical queries and ensure design sufficiently developed to ensure accurate costings;

Risk management throughout the tender period and preparation of the tender Risk Register;

Value engineering throughout the design phase of design and build projects;

Presentation of the tender to senior management at tender settlement meetings including the highlighting major commercial issues;

Completion of tender documentation and submission of the tender;

Ensure a smooth handover of the project to the site team;

Knowledge skills & experience: Appropriate Construction related qualification such as HND/Degree or similar (essential);

Competent use of Microsoft packages e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook (essential);

Extensive experience of analytical building estimating in all sectors but to include industrial, commercial, education and health, on projects up to £2 million (essential);

All forms of contract including traditional, partnering, design & build 2 stage tenders and frameworks (essential);

Experience of using estimating software (desirable);

Well-developed Technical Construction Knowledge (essential);

Knowledge of Building Regulations and other industry standards (essential);

Knowledge of BREEAM;

Awareness of BIM;

Cost Planning.

The Person: Sound technical and commercial abilities including strong numerical skills;

Risk awareness;

Ability to work as a team member, or on own initiative;


Ability to communicate effectively;

Attention to detail;

Ability to work to tight deadlines;

Having a professional approach to work;

Having a flexible attitude to people;

Presentation skills;

Ability to plan and organise;

Creative and innovative approach to problem solving;

Ability to lead and develop others.

Key words:









Value Management

Risk Management

Cost Plans


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