Senior Estimator / Managing Estimator

  • Location:

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Construction

  • Job type:

    Full Time

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Conor Boyd

  • Contact email:

    conor.boyd@search.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    Req/531187

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-08-21

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

This is a unique opportunity to be part of an award-winning and market leading specialist internal refurbishment and fit-out subcontractor. With an enviable portfolio of projects and a reputation for being a modern-day forward-thinking business, they are currently undergoing an exciting period of growth and change with a turnover that is 20% up year-on-year. Their commitment to developing their own workforce, consistently adapting to the market they operate in and adopting the very latest technology and projects has resulted in them receiving various industry recognised accolades and being known now as a UK Top 10 specialist Sub Contractor.

The evolution of their Estimating department has now led to them now requiring the expertise of a Senior Estimator or Managing Estimator who possesses strong estimating experience within the interior subcontractor sector. Reporting to the Director, you will be based at a suitable office location working closely with the relevant business units, being an integral part of the company that will drive the company forward and contribute to their future success. Your role will involve seeking to improve competitiveness through innovative thinking and engaging all disciplines into the work winning process, whilst also assisting with the training and mentoring of junior members of the team. On offer is a competitive salary & package, with a great opportunity to progress to a directorship role in the future.

Duties & responsibilities include:
? Examine and analyse tender documentation in order to prepare time, cost, materials and labour estimates
? Assess cost effectiveness of products, projects or services, tracking actual costs relative to bids as the project develops
? Consult with clients, suppliers, personnel in internal departments and site personnel to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues
? Prepare estimates used by management for purposes such as planning, organising and scheduling work
? Prepare estimates for use in selecting suppliers or subcontractors
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? Conduct relevant reviews to develop and establish standard hour and related cost data or to effect cost reduction
? Establish and maintain the tendering process and conduct negotiations
? Ensure effective handover of tender to construction team
? Maintain knowledge of current market trends, practices and products
? Ensure all sensitive and confidential information is held and communicated in accordance with the Data Protection Act
? Complete all administration tasks in a timely, accurate and legible manner
? Work without supervision
? Demonstrate a commitment to own personal development within the role

Person Specification:
? Good communications and organisation skills
? Efficient and well organised
? Ability to work without supervision and use initiative
? Ability to demonstrate a commitment to own personal development within the role
? An interest in construction and the business

Qualifications & Experience:
? To be suitable for this role you will need to have either a degree level qualification in commercial management, or significant experience of estimating in the industry.
? Good knowledge and experience of using MS Office, Excel, Project and Word, and the use of Conquest Estimating Software would be advantageous
? Experience of Estimating in dry lining, partitioning & architectural glass
? Experience of managing budgets and plans
? The ability to read and understand technical drawings and understand technical drawings and architect's plans and interpret their content and technical specification

On offer is a competitive salary & benefits package with a company that offer fantastic progression opportunities and continually invest in their workforce. If you feel that this role suits you skillset and ambitions then please apply.

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