Senior Estimator - Thames Valley

Recruiter
Confidential
Location
Oxfordshire
Salary
Competitive
Posted
15 Jun 2021
Closes
13 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Title: Senior Estimator

Location/ Division: Thames Valley

About ISG

ISG is a dynamic construction services company, delivering robust and future-proofed places that help people and businesses thrive. Our 2,800 worldwide specialists in fit-out, technology, construction and development deliver not just buildings, but also an exceptional delivery dynamic and strong customer relationships built on mutual trust, collaboration, and open communication. We blend our unparalleled track record, sound processes and proven delivery methods with a fast-paced and agile culture, ensuring we deliver thriving places that are as agile and resilient as their occupants.

Job Purpose

To prepare, complete and deliver accurate tender offers that identify the most competitive market price for a particular project to enable ISG to have a high chance of securing new work that achieves tender profit targets. Be able to deliver multiple tenders as workload dictates, lead the tender team on larger projects. To be innovative, bringing new ideas so that ISG's competitive edge is maintained. Work with the rest of the ISG bid team to ensure that information is shared to ensure that the tender represents what is described in the proposal documents. Maintain good relations with the supply chain to ensure that they continue to service ISG with quality competitive tenders including providing clear honest feedback whether or not the project is successfully secured. Develop good relations with external customers so that ISG become the contractor of choice, including providing cost advice and market information. Develop good relations with internal stakeholders so that their business requirements are supported. Assist with trainee and assistant estimator development.

Key Responsibilities

Generally

Establish a close relationship with the Estimating Director & Winning Work Director, the estimating team, winning work team, legal team and delivery team members to ensure smooth running of the systems

Develop relationships with internal stakeholders

Responsible for overseeing permanent or temporary more junior members of staff

Supporting Estimating Director/Manager with ad-hoc tasks

Estimating

Comply with Estimating Best Practice processes

Responsible for receipt of accurate records of tender and contract documents (assisted by document controller)

Prepare detailed bills of quantities to allow tenderers to price works accurately

Compile tender comparisons to ensure only complete sub contract bids are considered

Present tender at settlement meeting and demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of best winning approach to be taken

Offer advice on risks, value engineering options and other work winning strategies

Ensure all risks are understood and evaluated so that they are considered for inclusion in the tender presented at the settlement

Handover tenders that are won to the project team and maintain contact to ensure all knowledge is successfully transferred

Work closely with the supply chain to ensure they continue to provide competitive tenders, ensure delivery teams are aware of those sub-contractors that have contributed to ensure they are given a fair opportunity to secure work with ISG when tender is successful and give honest, timely feedback when a tender is lost

Contribute to database of tenders for historical data and average rates

Provide cost planning and other cost advice both internally and to consultants if required

Assist with the training and development of Trainee and Assistant Estimators

Winning Work

Develop relationships with consultants and other customers

Qualifications

Recognised construction based higher education qualification (HNC/HND, etc.)

and/or minimum 10 years' experience in an estimating role

Skills & Experiences

Knowledge of the construction industry processes

Able to multi task, in particular managing and delivering multiple tenders

Accurate measurement and billing of tender information

Able to identify and evaluate risks

Proven planning and process management skills

Knowledge of different procurement routes, particularly design and build

A confident professional manner

Attention to detail and accuracy

Methodical approach to duties

Advanced knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook and estimating software.

Good organisation skills