Trainee Estimator - Structured Cabling

Recruiter
Confidential
Location
Lancashire
Salary
Competitive
Posted
06 Jul 2021
Closes
03 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Role Summary
With the continued expansion of our award-winning technical services company, Sudlows, who have multiple offices throughout the UK & EMEA, have a growing portfolio of customers and a fantastic career opportunity for an experienced, driven & enthusiastic Network Infrastructure Estimator.
The successful candidate will work alongside & assist senior designers/estimators, key account managers, partners & manufacturers in the production of detailed and accurate connectivity estimates and proposals for traditional design & build projects throughout the UK. You will be required to work on a broad variety of minor and major projects, across most sectors including commercial and industrial focusing specifically on Structured Cabling, Conventional & Blown Fibre installations.

Key Responsibilities
• Utilising our specialist estimating software to produce detailed cost estimates for product & services
• Taking quantities off drawings/specifications/bills of quantities
• Using drawings and specifications to produce competitive tenders
• Assisting the senior estimators in production of complete Network Infrastructure designs/estimates up to GBP1M+ using Contract Master Estimation Software;
• Involvement in finalisation of tenders including value engineering suggestions, alternative manufacturer proposals etc. and transfer of agreed values into estimating system
• Producing & issuing tender packages for subcontractor packages and reviewing returned documents for inclusion in the main bid
• Production of client issued documentation detailing job specific technical & commercial information.
• Ensuring all roles and responsibilities are carried out in accordance with business procedures.
Preferable Personal Qualities
• Building Services Engineering training/experience in similar role
• Estimating/bid presentation experience in the enterprise services sector or similar
• Ability to read and clearly understand emails, drawings and specifications
• Very good with English & Mathematics
• Ability to work under pressure and flexible in approach to tender deadlines
• Computer literate with experience of standard Microsoft packages incl. Excel
• Methodical forward thinker and planner
• Highly motivated, good work ethic and enthusiasm
• Confident and articulate with an attention to detail
• Able to communicate at different levels and situations and influence people
• Able to perform under pressure and meet deadlines
• Quick thinker and adaptable to different situations
• Approachable and good interpersonal skills
• Creative mind - thinks about the best way to provide information in a clear and concise manner
• Takes full accountability for performance and professional development
• CAD experience or experience with other specialist software programmes

Behavioural Competencies
• Highest Standards: Consistently demonstrates that only the best is good enough, and demonstrates positive attitude towards continuous improvement and passion and pride about own work
• Client Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of clients. Actively collects first-hand client information and uses it to improve services and solutions
• Driven: Demonstrates complete focus and determination to achieve successful outcomes. Is highly motivated and has a good work ethic. Is enthusiastic tenacious and determined
• Operational Excellence: Plans and organises themselves to safely achieve maximum efficiency and output. Delivers results consistently
• Communication: Approachable team player who is able to communicate at different levels and situations and influence people, who can clearly communicate ideas, plans and priorities to others. Makes communication a priority so there are no surprises
• Smart: Is able to perform consistently under pressure, think quickly and adapt to different situations
• Honesty: Behaves with integrity at all times
• Problem Solving and Decision Making: exercises straightforward technical or professional judgement using Company values, policy and procedures to guide actions and decisions
• Personal Development: Actively pursues own personal development