Senior Estimator

East Sussex, Brighton
23 Jul 2018
20 Aug 2018
Conor Boyd
Contract Type
Full Time

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Senior Estimator to join the team of one of the south-east's leading privately owned construction companies. They have been around for nearly 30 years and complete projects throughout the south-east of England. Their projects are typically between £2.5M - £20M, including Commercial, Residential, Education, Leisure & Healthcare.

As a focal point of the Estimating team you will be tasked with assisting and producing priced tenders that are accurate, clearly detailed, competitive and returned within deadlines. Duties also include maintaining good relationships with prospective clients and professionals to promote further tender invitations and provide clearly identified price build-ups to the Contract team. The desired outcome being that the Company will achieve sufficient new work to enable continued growth in accordance with the Business Plan. Their values of quality, professionalism and fairness must always be kept at the forefront of your mind as you contribute to building a successful business.

Duties & responsibilities include but are not limited to:
* Arrange site inspections
* Provide accurate budgets/cost plans
* Provide a detailed "take-off" and Bill of Quantities (BQ) using the Conquest Estimating software package
* Work on traditional Plan and Specification, Design and Build of Partnered Contracts
* Obtain competitive prices for materials and sub-contract packages
* Oversee or complete quote analysis comparisons
* Check and amend rate/price build-ups where necessary
* Prepare tender build-ups for internal adjudication and carry out adjustments where necessary
* Preparation and collation of relevant information/ documentation for handover meeting, ensuring all teams are suitably briefed
* Discuss the clients requirements for a pre-tender meeting with relevant departments, present and answer all questions regarding cost of works
* Participate in post-tender meetings with clients

Qualifications required:
* Degree or Higher National Certificate in Construction/Building, or equivalent.
* Previous estimating experience of at least 5 years.

Skills required:
* Good negotiation, influencing and communication skills; well-spoken and personable; able to get on with diverse personalities
* Strong analytical and reasoning abilities
* Good organisation skills and attention to detail
* Highly numerate with well-developed ability to accurately manipulate numerical information
* Confident and resourceful
* Evidence of maintaining a professional, consistent and fair approach
* Self-motivated with the ability to work alone or within a team
* Driving license holder with own car
* Personal commitment to equality and diversity
* Knowledge of building, material components, building regulations, estimating (including taking-off) and H&S.
* Management skills - basic programming, planning, compiling reports.
* Word processing and computer skills for record keeping/data entry and report writing - Word and Excel.
* Knowledge of contractual procedures and responsibilities.

Search is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age.

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