Estimator

Recruiter
Resourcing Group
Location
Fareham
Salary
£50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted
04 Feb 2017
Closes
04 Mar 2017
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Description of role

The role requires a competent individual to manage 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 will predominately office based but will also incorporate 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
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
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 directions
The confidence to challenge & ask questions when required

Resourcing Group is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.