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Job Ref:  204793517
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Walsall
Salary:  £65000 - £70000/annum plus car plus package
15/10/2016 04:04
My Client is a leading Civil Engineering Company, with specialist divisions within

Water: Civil Engineering, Tunneling, Pipelines and Utilities
Transport: Rail, Aviation, Waterways, Highways and Bridges
Energy: Power Generation, Power Transmission and Distribution, Waste
Developer Services: Civil Engineering across private sector developers UK wide

The main purpose of this role is to lead estimates for civil engineering works in accordance with Company estimating systems and procedures, working for other members of tender teams to develop customer solutions and secure sufficient work by value and type to meet the Company's objectives.

Main duties and responsibilities
Lead estimates
• Undertake estimates in accordance with Company procedures
• Lead team of estimators for larger tenders, mentoring and developing junior estimators
• Identify opportunity and risk during tender process
• Liaise with business unit to agree methodology and principles
• Liaise with tender Bid Manager and Planner
• Maintain register of key assumptions within estimate
• Maintain tender estimate file
• Provide indicative pricing support for business development
Lead estimates
• Prepare estimating "adjudication pack"
• Present basis of estimate and key assumptions
• Maintain notes of adjudication meetings
• Close out actions and monitor customer negotiations, seeking amended authority as required
Present estimates at adjudication
• Prepare estimating "handover packs"
• Present basis of estimate and key assumptions
• Maintain notes of handover meeting
• Provide on-going support to site teams relating to estimate and key assumptions
Hand over to site teams at contract award
• Obtain feedback from site teams on estimating adequacy and current costs

Desired Skills and Experience
Knowledge and experience
• In-depth experience of estimating
• Engineering or commercial background
• Experience in one or more of civils, water, waste, rail or tunnelling sectors
Skills and qualifications
• Chartered or Incorporated status or similar
• Numerate and familiar with estimating software and Excel
Personal qualities

• Ability to communicate and work well with all levels of personnel
• Confidence in dealing with customers at a senior level
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