Estimator - Bespoke Furniture

Location
Amersham
Salary
£25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted
17 May 2019
Closes
14 Jun 2019
Ref
00095391
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Sector
Public Sector
Function
Production
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This established Company manufactures and supplies high-end joinery and furniture to the commercial sector and prestigious residential clients throughout London and the south-east.

Their Head Office and workshop is based in Penn Street near Amersham with a project office in Central London.

They are excited to be recruiting an experienced Estimator to join their growing Pre-Contracts team, supporting the Estimating Manager, based at the head office in Penn Street.

Ideally, the right candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years' experience in estimating bespoke furniture and joinery, working with multiple sub-contractors and suppliers. The candidate should be confident in managing and coordinating all aspects of tenders ranging from £100k to £2m.

Experience in residential and commercial sectors would be advantageous.

Main responsibilities include:

- Examine incoming tenders to review contract potential and value engineer solutions for the client.
- Read all specification documents and drawings (Architects and Engineers).
- Attend tender, pre-start meetings, negotiating pre-contract terms and conditions as well as documenting any agreements reached.
- Determine contractual, financial, technical and operational risks.
- Initiate technical queries and ensure design sufficiently developed to generate accurate costings.
- Manage the sub-contract and material inquiry process.
- Deal with variations and the change control process.
- Finalise tender submissions with Estimating Managers and Directors.
- Compile an appropriate handover information pack on all secured tenders and chair handover meeting with the production/project management team.
- Follow up submitted tenders and obtain meaningful feedback.

Experience & Attributes:

- Minimum 3 - 5 years of estimating experience in a joinery and furniture environment.
- Proven experience in maintaining and building relationships with commercial and procurement teams.
- Proven ability to negotiate with sub-contractors and suppliers.
- Have a good understanding of the joinery and furniture industry, specifically commercial, retail and residential.
- Advanced use of Microsoft packages.
- Confident navigating new IT systems.
- Demonstrate strong numerical skills.
- Be able to work under pressure and prioritise workload accordingly.
- A confident communicator with demonstrable interpersonal skills and workplace relationships.
- Excellent organisational skills and the ability to adhere to strict deadlines.
- An ambitious, motivated individual, keen to work with senior management to convert opportunities into results.
- Full driving licence (desirable).

Job Type: Permanent

Salary: £25k to £35k - Negotiable, plus other benefits including a contributory pension scheme.

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