We are currently working with civil engineering contractor specialising in water projects who are looking for Senior Estimator to join their team based in St. Albans area.
The Senior Estimator's role is to lead estimates for civil engineering works in accordance with Company estimating systems and procedures, working with other members of tender teams to develop customer solutions and secure sufficient work by value and type to meet the company's objectives.
Undertake estimates in accordance with Company procedures.
Lead team of estimators for larger tenders, mentoring and developing junior estimators
Identify opportunities and risks during the tender process.
Liaise with the business unit, Bid Manager and Planner to agree with methodology and principles.
Maintain a register of key assumptions within the estimate.
Maintain tender estimate file.
Provide indicative pricing support for business development.
Obtain feedback from site teams on estimating adequacy and current costs.
Present estimates at adjudication.
Prepare to estimate "adjudication pack".
Present basis of estimate and key assumptions.
Maintain notes of adjudication meetings.
Closeout actions and monitor customer negotiations, seeking amended authority as required.
Handover to site teams at contract award.
Prepare estimating handover packs.
Maintain notes of handover meeting.
Provide ongoing support to site teams relating to estimate and key assumptions.
Key Measures & Targets:
Winning work to meet the Company's objectives.
Developing a coherent and consistent tender submission with the use of key estimating assumptions.
Developing a tender win strategy alongside the business unit teams.
Providing temporary works support for tenders and the design element of design and construct tenders.
The successful candidate is likely to meet all the following criteria:
Engineering or commercial background.
HNC or equivalent in a related Engineering qualification.
Experience in water and civil.
Proven track record working on tenders ranging up to 50m.
Numerate and IT literate, familiar with estimating software and Microsoft Office, especially Microsoft Excel.
Chartered, incorporated status or similar.
Confidence in dealing with customers and personnel at a senior level.
Ability to ensure all tender submissions are both feasible and profitable.
Knowledge of wastewater, rail, or the tunnelling sector.
HNC or equivalent in a related Engineering qualification
Specific experience required
Senior Estimator's role is to lead estimates for civil engineering works in accordance with Company estimating systems and procedures, working with other members of tender teams to develop customer solutions and secure sufficient work by value and type to meet the company's objectives.
Civil Engineering estimating experience.