Senior Electrical Estimator - Basildon

Core Atlantic
£45000 - £55000 per annum
09 Feb 2017
09 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

My client, a well-established M&E contractor are currently looking to fill a position for a Senior Electrical Estimator.
My client provides combined M&E packages up to the value of £2.5 million. Niche areas of excellence include Mechanical, Electrical Design and Installation, Fuel Services (sampling, testing and fuel polishing), Energy Efficiency, Design and BIM services
Priorities are across a number of sectors including Healthcare, Education, Commercial, Local Authorities, Government, Industrial, Residential, Hotel and Leisure, Public Defence and Retail.
Due to what in the main is repeat business, they are growing considerably and require an experienced Senior Electrical Estimator to join their successful team based in the Basildon area, Essex.
The successful candidate will manage projects generally located throughout London and within the M25.
Responsibilities - Senior Electrical Estimator (To include but not be limited to):

  • Prepare coherent, cost effective and profitable bids / tenders and conduct benchmarking evaluation on tenders
  • Ensure high quality tenders and detailed proposals are submitted in line with client requirements
  • Ensure that all tenders are to the latest industry standards
  • Working with projects up to the value of £2.5million
  • Develop working relationships with design consultants, main contractors and clients to establish communication paths in order to clarify design assumptions during the tender process and establish any other business opportunities.
  • Exercising straightforward technical and professional judgement using company values, policy and procedures to guide actions and decisions.
  • Involvement in finalisation of tenders including value engineering suggestions, alternative manufacturer proposals etc.
  • Able to carry out site visits if required
  • Able to read and interpret electrical designs
  • Reporting directly to the Estimating Manager who will offer support as required
  • Preferable to have experience of Amtech XG estimating software
  • Experience of doing take-offs
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills
  • Upon receipt of initial tender assess clients' specific requirements
  • Research materials, equipment and labour costs in relation to each tender
  • Gather quotations from preferred suppliers and various sub-contractors as required
  • Assess the level of risk on each project
  • Analyse company data, exchange rates and prices
  • received
    Assist with bids for new contracts and supporting buying activities
  • Monitor the stages of a project to make sure that the costs are kept in line with forecasts

Qualifications/Experience - Senior Electrical Estimator

- Minimum 5 years electrical estimating experience
- Must have experience in a similar position as a Senior Electrical Estimator
- Hold an HNC in Electrical Engineering or Building Services desirable but not essential
- Proven track record of tendering for M&E contractors on an array of projects
- Possess strong technical awareness
- Ability to read and clearly understand drawings and specifications
- Must be a confident communicator, self-starter, good forward planner and able to make judgements/assessments in relation to budget costs from limited information
- Must also possess strong negotiation skills
- Able to perform consistently under pressure and meet deadlines
- Quick thinker and adaptable to different situations
- Able to work closely with other professionals including construction managers, planners and design teams so team working skills are essential
- Good team player able to liaise with other members of the estimating team and project managers
- Ability Approachable team player who is able to communicate at different levels and influence people

Senior Electrical Estimator - Basildon