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  • £60,000
  • Main Contractor - Build
  • Kent

Estimator Job Description: Top Duties and Qualifications

My Client are looking for an experienced Estimator to join thier London Team. They will be based at our Head Office in Swanley and will be working on various elements within Pre-Construction process on a variety of construction work from Fire Upgrades to New Builds. They will be working closely with our Pre-Construction Manager, Operations Director and Managing Director.

As a Estimator your key responsibilities will include:

  • Responsible for the management of accurate records of tender and contract documents and thorough review.
  • Prepare detailed bills of quantities and works schedules to allow accurate pricing.
  • Compile tender comparisons for consideration.
  • Present tender at settlement meeting and demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of best winning approach to be taken
  • Offer advice on risk and value engineering options.
  • Chair handover meetings with the project team and maintain contact to ensure all knowledge is successfully transferred.
  • Work closely with the supply chain to ensure they continue to provide competitive tenders, ensure delivery teams are aware of those sub-contractors that have contributed to ensure they are given a fair opportunity to secure work.
  • Contribute to database of tenders for historical data and average rates and supply chain databases.
  • Develop relationships with consultants and clients.
  • Maximising the efficiency of the service through the effective management and utilisation of all resources and in conjunction with the Project Managers, proactively identify problems and where appropriate take action to improve service delivery.

Essential and Desirable Criteria

  • Committed to their own personal development and the development of the company.
  • Be willing to bring new ideas and methods to the company
  • Contributing to teamwork working with clients, project managers and subcontractors building on trust, honesty and building in support mechanisms to support colleagues in their tasks.
  • Proven track record of successful delivery of projects.
  • Use of Microsoft suite of Office programmes; inc. Excel, Word, Outlook, and Project.
  • The ability to read and accurately interpret programmes, drawings, and technical specifications.
  • Understanding and appropriately sharing build programmes.
  • Proactively liaising with customers and the supply chain.
  • Relevant construction qualifications and accreditations
  • Experience with multiple types of construction projects.
  • Valid driving licence.

What the client can offer

We reward our people generously with a competitive package that gives you flexible benefits to fit your lifestyle and priorities.

My client provides an inclusive and flexible working environment for people to thrive in and are happy to support agile working wherever possible.

Remuneration dependent on the experience of the candidate, including a car allowance, 23 days leave with 8 bank holidays and pension.

My client is an equal opportunities employer.