Senior Estimator - Groundworks

15 Aug 2019
12 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Groundworks Estimator required.
Great opportunity to join a forward thinking company who are at the forefront of groundworks and inovation in the industry with impressive plans for further growth. The role is working from impressive offfices in Hampshire, with a jovial, yet proffessional and dedicated team.
Description of role
The role entails managing the estimating process from receipt of enquiry through negotiation of the tender to handing the project across to the construction team in order to achieve the turnover required in the annual business plan.
This role is office based with occasional site visits as required
Role responsibilities:
Tender administration
Registering enquiries on the Estimate Register
Completing an opportunity score for each tender & prioritising workload
Setting up tender folders
Updating tender programme
Administering documents - electronic &/or hard copy including printing/ filing and scheduling
Preparing submission documents
Sending tender decline letters
Following up submitted tenders
Estimating Process
Working up rates from first principles
Material & subcontract price enquiries
Pricing Bills of Quantities where provided
Undertaking take offs & preparing Bills of Quantities where required & maintaining a document register to align with the price
Arranging for Bills of Quantities to be prepared externally when required
Identifying areas of potential risk & ensuring appropriate, clear qualifications & clarifications are included within tender submissions
Presentation of proposed tender documentation for finalisation with a Director prior to submission
Timely submission of well presented tenders
Liaison with our clients throughout the process
Maintaining estimating records - by client, type of work etc
Monthly & annual reporting of tender returns, values & success rates
Maintaining & updating the company schedule of rates
Training/ qualifications: No formal qualifications are sought in respect of this role. It is a requirement that candidates can demonstrate relevant experience in a similar role and demonstrate a sound technical knowledge of products and the local supply chain.
Skills, experience & personal qualities sought:
Able to think clearly under pressure & prioritise workload
An ability to assess risk & address appropriately within tenders
A working understanding of SMM7 & the coverage of various measured works items
A commercial understanding to find an 'edge' in tenders to put us ahead of the competition
A practical experience of either RC frame or groundworks & civil engineering construction processes, materials & techniques
An organised & planned approach to work to ensure deadlines are met
Effective time management
Self motivated
Excellent IT skills
Good administration skills
A neat tidy methodical approach to work
Reliability & timekeeping
An ability to listen to and work upon clear direction
For further details, please do not hesitate to contact Tristan Prior