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Job Ref:  EMP375753
Employer:  Matchtech Group plc.
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Stafford
Post Code:  ST17
Salary:  £50,000 - £55,000/year
20/10/2016 21:31
We are currently recruiting for a number of positions within our Technical Services team as we grow and strengthen the service we provide to the business. The role of the Senior Estimator is to provide accurate cost estimates to enable the Company to submit accurate target cost estimates and competitive tenders and to promote the Infrastructure Division, the image, interest and reputation amongst Clients and the business community.

Extensive estimating experience

The Job
Key Accountabilities:
•Preparation of enquiry schedules and liaising with the Procurement Department in the selection of appropriate companies from whom quotations should be sought
•Obtaining sufficient quotations enabling valued commercial judgements at tender finalisation meetings
•Produce analytical rate build up information for Bills of Quantities in an accurate and well detailed format
•Ensuring all estimates include a suitable allowance for health, safety, environmental and quality
•To identify and analyse “angles” to give a commercial advantage to the Company bids, including alternative materials, methodologies, designs and supplies/ subcontractors
•To identify and analyse risks and produce a risk register to support the tender at settlement meetings
•Provide all information necessary to enable the Commercial Manager to review insurances, bonds and Warranties
•Prepare site preliminary cost estimates in accordance with the current Company trading requirements
•To attend the tender settlement meetings and ensuring that all relevant cost information is readily available for presentation and complete the tender as instructed and gain confidence of Management Board in presenting quality of cost estimate information
•Distribution of all documentation gathered for a successful bid submission to departments concerned that comply with the Company Quality Management System. Communicate to all parties the nature of the work and any special conditions affecting the contract, by the production staff fully understanding how the bid was put together
•Maintain regular contact with the Delivery Teams at all times to obtain feedback on cost, technical and commercial performance
•Compliance with company procedures and policies
•Develop a working relationship with Client and other stakeholders to ensure that GT and project objectives are achieved
•Implement a policy of continuous improvement to improve the production of estimates and the reduction in Construction Costs
Experience, skills and Qualifications:
•Qualified to degree level or equivalent;
•Extensive estimating experience
•Highly motivated and enthusiastic self-starter
•Leadership skills to influence attitude and ambition within the team
•Proven track record on tenders for complex engineering projects
•Sound technical background
•Extensive of experience of estimating from first principals
•Knowledge of Candy Estimating Software
•Strong commercial acumen
•Good analytical skills
•Team player
•Good communication and presentation skills
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