Estimator

Location:
Edinburgh South Gyle and/or Cambuslang Glasgow
Type of Contract:
Full Time/Permanent

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB

Responsible for completing quantity take-offs, preparing cost estimates, communicating with sub trades to determine the financial needs of completing a project.

DUTIES

  • Procure Subcontractor/Material quotations for the preparation of Tenders/Cost Plans.
  • Support all aspects of subcontractor and supplier estimating and bidding processes.
  • Pricing from 1st principles using standard labour targets, material costs including delivery and wastage, plant allowances etc and input of subcontractor quotations and prelims.
  • Provide and maintain data-base of current labour, plant and material rates for pricing tenders.
  • Competently draft, proof, audit, and deliver both private and public proposals.
  • Qualify bids as required to reduce risks and for completeness and compliance where necessary.
  • Ensure company compliance with bidding regulations and goals of each project.
  • Work on multiple company bids simultaneously and deliver in accordance with deadline objectives.
  • Minimize exposure and risk by implementing quality assurance controls in estimating. Promptly report risks, changes in scope and revenue to senior management.
  • Analyse drawings and specifications.
  • Assemble accurate and well-organized estimates and proposals in a timely manner to suit deadlines for Stipulated Price, Design & Build and Construction/Project Management formatted projects.
  • Organize sub-contractors quotations, compare quotes and any qualifications and negotiate to ensure quotes meet contract documents and Employers Requirements.
  • Maintain relationships with clients, design consultants, sub-contractors, and suppliers.
  • Provide clear detailed quantity take offs.
  • Operate and maintain proficiency in all internal estimating systems, technologies, and software.
  • Ensure construction and operations team provided with relevant documentation related to project.
  • Work with and deal with any queries or concerns of commercial and operations personnel.
  • Liaise with potential subcontractors/suppliers to discuss proposed services and deliverables.

GROUNDWORKS SPECIFIC ESTIMATING DUTIES (where applicable)

  • Groundworks take-offs using proprietary Cut & Fill ground modelling/take-off software.
  • Analyse site Investigation reports, borehole/trial pit logs, environmental appraisals, mining reports, flood risk assessments and arboricultural reports etc.
  • Analyse ground conditions, soils, gas characteristics, contamination, and Landfill Tax implications.

CONTACTS/LIAISON

Internal:            Procurement, Commercial, Technical and Construction Departments

External:           Subcontractors & Suppliers

REPORTING TO

Chief Estimator

EMPLOYEES REPORTING TO THIS POSITION

N/A

QUALIFICATIONS/RELEVANT EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Experience of Conquest Estimating Software or similar.
  • Extensive experience working in the construction industry in similar or related position.
  • Procurement, Commercial and/or Civil Engineering (Groundworks) background.
  • Strong computer skills, emphasis on Microsoft Office 365, Conquest estimating software preferred.
  • Previous experience estimating projects from £250k into the £10-25million range.
  • Excellent negotiating and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong multi-tasking ability.
  • Detail Oriented.
  • Exceptional organisational skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work as part of a team to achieve company objectives and deadlines.

TRAINING AVAILABLE

  • ConQuest Estimating Software
  • 2D/3D On Screen Take Off
  • Cut & Fill Take Off Software
  • Microsoft Office 365

 

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