Desk Based Fabric Maintenance Estimator

Staffing Solutions
From £25,000 to £27,000 per annum Up to £27k
21 Apr 2017
20 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client is a national maintenance contractor providing M&E Maintenance, Building Fabric Maintenance and PPM (Planned preventative maintenance) to clients within the private and public sector (NOT SOCIAL HOUSING!!!)

They urgently require the following person for their Fabric Maintenance division.

Job Description

 Title of Position: Estimator – Office Based Birmingham Title Position Reports to: Senior Contracts Manager - Birmingham

 Job Purpose

A Desk Estimator to join a market leading Facilities company. Duties will include interpreting customers' requirements, plus quoting follow up works from reactive works, then estimate the cost of the project accordingly and submit on client portals

·Proven capability in estimating and winning quotations, Ideally has a background in local council small works and experience of cost planning and management from Quotation identification through to project delivery

·Will be fully conversant with the competitive marketplace. Sound commercial understanding, and risk management skills. Have the ability to cost and estimate in a fast paced work environment

·The successful applicant will have excellent communication skills, the ability to work accurately to deadlines, the ability to multi-task, be highly motivated and must be able to work using their own initiative.

·Perform analysis of cost estimates; perform comparisons of scope, quantities and cost data between estimates and develop on an ongoing best practice solution.

·Review of designs and specifications for cost effectiveness and suggestions for alternatives where applicable.

·To manage the development of quotations with a high degree of commercial acumen. ? Undertake risk analysis and identify of key risks and opportunities.

·Critical evaluation of estimates and ability to proportion tender risks against competitive costs required to win quotations.

·Be actively involved in all estimating and costing specific aspects of the quotation response.

·High volume estimating and costing management – 5 per day average with an average value of between £100- £2000

·Ensure quotation opportunities are developed, produced and submitted on time and are fully compliant with customer requirements to maximise chance of success.

·Develop understanding of the technical requirements.

·Ensure compliance with internal governance processes.

·Manage/co-ordinate costing support activities, such as supply chain development, in line with planned solutions.

·Be aware of best practice and innovation to assist solution development where appropriate.

·Liaise with key stakeholders, internal and external, for key opportunities.

·Contribute to the assessment and review process for potential new business opportunities and track learning outcomes from previously submitted bids.

·Be comfortable in uploading to client web based portals

Health & Safety

·All employees are required to fulfil their legal duty to take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and others who may be affected by their acts and omissions, and to follow all guidance and instructions given in this respect. Further details regarding Health & Safety responsibilities are set out in the Health & Safety Policy.

Person Specification

 Qualifications, Experience, Knowledge and Skills

The knowledge, skills, qualifications and experience relevant to the position are:

·Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

·Understand safe working practices and health and safety legislation

·Ability to work on his/her own

·Well-organised and capable of prioritising own work

·Flexible, Honest and reliable ood Work Record

·Previous experience as working as a fabric engineer or Estimator

·Experience in the use of Microsoft packages

·Flexible approach to working as part of a team

·Driven in delivering great customer satisfaction

·Promoting the company in a professional and positive way

 The above list of job duties is not exclusive or exhaustive and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

  • Please no 'job hoppers'
*We respectfully request that you don't apply if: your background doesn't match the requirement OR you simply live in the area.