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Job Ref:  204769882
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Construction
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Harrow
Post Code:  HA1
Salary:  £50000 - £60000/annum
12/10/2016 03:16
My client is a leading steel engineering company, supporting successful projects across the southeast of England from its base in Harrow.

They design, manufacture and assemble European CE marked structural steel work for construction industry projects of all sizes.

My client is looking for an Estimator with a strong knowledge of building science and construction processes, as well as a background in dealing with steel. The right candidate should have strong maths and analytical skills, as well as an eye for detail; it is critical that the candidate can read and understand Structural Drawings or all qualities. To help with cost analysis, it is also helpful to have some experience in the industry; and the right candidate will work with the Commercial and Financial Directors to oversee the budgeting and financing on a project.

The right Candidate should have strong communication and interpersonal skills to coordinate effectively with team members.

The right Candidate should have a thorough understanding of computers, especially word processing and spreadsheet programs. they should be familiar with and have experience using project management and QS software like Strummis or other industry equivalents.


Enhancing and maintaining good business relationship with internal and external parties,
Coordination with the different departments towards reaching daily objectives,
Reporting to the Financial Director & Commercial Director
Liaising with staff and clients at all levels,
Actively monitor site progress ; review constraints & pursue, Design Development /
Daily site walk rounds - measure / monitor progress of works ; identify inefficient
working and pursue recovery from client
Raise Early Warnings ; price implications from first principles and pursue agreement of
Monitor incoming Site Instructions, action as required and distribute to Team
Rigorously pursue outstanding Site Instructions
Attend Client Progress and Design meetings to monitor for Design Development /
Prepare quotations for Site Instructions from first principles (labour, plant, materials)
Prepare and submit fully substantiated claims for extensions of time and additional costs
where appropriate
Meet the client on a regular basis to review, negotiate and agree the variation account as
the project progresses
Prepare and submit monthly / regular applications
Organise vesting visits as required


- Have good knowledge and understanding of general manufacturing processes in
Structural/Architectural steel,
- Have a relevant engineering qualification, ability to read technical drawings,
- Have a good understanding of steelworks and engineering principals,
- Have a good understanding and experience of contracts, with the ability to flag up risks
and responsibilities,
- Education to degree level or equivalent (or a high level of experience),
- Strong communication skills,
- Very precise attention to detail
- MS Office skills, highly competent in the use of word processing and spreadsheets
- A level of numeracy commensurate with data analysis,
- Substantial experience in industry analysis and the commercial interpretation of data,
- Be able to communicate in a clear and precise manner,
- Having the drive to succeed at all times,
- Can do, pro-active attitude essential
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