Estimator - Civil Engineering

Recruiter
Jackson Civil Engineering
Location
Ipswich
Posted
14 Apr 2018
Closes
20 Apr 2018
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Estimator - Civil Engineering

Jackson is a multi-million pound civil engineering firm, working out of seven regional offices across the country. Our clients keep coming back because they know we always deliver.

We're savvy enough to recognise that it's the people on the ground who make our organisation work and that's why we invest in all our staff, to help them develop inspiring and enjoyable careers.

An opportunity has arisen for a self-motivated, experienced Estimator and Senior Estimator to join our busy team.

Producing estimates alongside other team members, maintaining and improving the quality of estimating techniques and processes, the successful candidate will be required to attend tender meetings and liaise with clients in order to gain a thorough understanding of the project requirements.

Other main duties include:

Manage and co-ordinate information for bids and tenders within designated area
Researching materials, equipment and labour costs
Gain and understanding of what the client’s needs are
Collecting quotes from suppliers and sub-contractors
Planning job timescales
Assessing and advising on commercial risk
Preparing and submitting quotations for work
Helping with bids for new contracts and supporting buying activities
Monitoring the stages of a project to make sure that costs are kept in line with forecasts
Cleary convey the financial elements of a tender to site staff at tender handover
Ensure all work complies with quality, safety and environmental policies and the requirements of the company procedures
Involvement in review/ input to quality submissions

Are you the person we are looking for?

This is no ordinary company, here at Jackson we pride ourselves on being a first class firm and for that we need first class people!

A strong background in civil engineering is required, along with a detailed understanding of estimating techniques as well as a sound knowledge of spreadsheets and other estimating packages. The role will involve detailed analysis of direct and indirect costs along with regular reporting on the progress of tenders at all stages, and working to deadlines in order to achieve desirable results.

This role is mainly office based but occasional site visits will be required to expand technical knowledge and company culture.

We also offer some fantastic perks!

We don’t just offer a great place to work with a family feel atmosphere, we also offer a company car or car allowance, life assurance cover, company pension scheme (up to 6%), 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, childcare voucher scheme, a cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance program.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. We also place high importance on our inclusive recruitment policy and will do our very best to support those applicants who may need adjustments in order to take part in the recruitment process. Please do let us know if you require any additional assistance or adjustments on (Apply online only).

Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore if we have not responded to your application within two weeks please note that on this occasion your application has not been successful

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