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Job Ref:  204717325
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Construction
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Sheffield
Post Code:  S1
Salary:  £40000 - £50000/annum Car Allowance
24/10/2016 03:25
Estimator / QS Job Description

Due to their aggressive growth strategy in the North of England, they have an exciting opportunity for an energetic Estimating / QS to join their northern team.

Working closely with the Northern Contracts Manager the role of Estimator / QS is key to the company's future development and success, in delivering a continuous flow of new business and identifying future opportunities, in both competitive tendering and design and build projects. Our client seek to attract a candidate with broad commercial skills and a strong background in estimating whilst understanding the commercial drivers, risk profiles and key success factors for Clients procuring construction works. The Estimator / QS will ensure robust, accurate and innovative advice is delivered to clients to align with their needs and business objectives.

Key Accountabilities

Work Procurement (EST)

* Monitor relevant planning authority web sites to identify work opportunities
* Pursue opportunities to obtain tender documents
* Completion and submission of PQQs

Pre-Contract (EST)

* Assess tender documents to ensure sufficient information available to prepare tender
* Take off quantities
* Prepare and issue sub-contract enquiries and assessment of quotations upon receipt
* Prepare and issue material supply enquiries and assessment of quotations upon receipt
* Complete tender documents for submission
* Prepare specifications and / or Contractors proposals
* Submit tenders and follow up
* Post tender negotiations

Post Contract (QS)

* Maintain contract documentation and advise on pre tender and post contract matters
* Preparation and issue of contractual letters to clients and / or sub-contractors
* Post contract liaison with clients
* Post contract liaison with design team
* Carry out take offs for material procurement
* Sub-contract negotiation and letting
* Preparation and submission of interim valuations
* Site measurement
* Manage and value variations
* Agreement and certification of sub-contractors interim valuations and final accounts
* Preparation and submission of several works final account
* Agreement of final accounts


* Degree calibre
* RICS (not essential)

Personal Qualities

* High degree of personal motivation
* Commercial acumen
* Ability to work as part of a close knit management team and manage numerous activities / projects simultaneously - both short and long term.
* Ability to work on own initiative and with the minimum of supervision
* Outgoing personality essential for dealing directly with Clients and their design team
* Good negotiator
* Flexibility with regard to working across all areas of the business, and hours to meet the requirements of this challenging position
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