Senior Estimator

The Role:
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.

Key Responsibilities:

Lead estimates
Undertake estimates in accordance with Company procedures
Lead team of estimators for larger tenders, mentoring and developing junior estimators
Identify opportunity and risk during tender process
Liaise with the business unit, Bid Manager and Planner to agree methodology and principles
Maintain register of key assumptions within 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 estimating “adjudication pack”
Present basis of estimate and key assumptions
Maintain notes of adjudication meetings
Close out 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 for the design element of design and construct tenders

Key relationships:
Estimating Team
Engineering Team
Supply Chain Team
Person Specification:
The successful candidate is likely to meet all of the following criteria:

Engineering or commercial background
Experience in water and civils
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 waste, rail, or the tunnelling sector

As well as offering a competitive salary, remuneration for this role includes flexible benefits, which provides a range of guaranteed benefits including but not limited to:

 Company car/car allowance
 5% Company pension contribution
 Life Assurance at 2 x notional salary
 Single persons private medical cover
 Permanent Health Cover

Our client is one of the largest privately owned infrastructure specialists in the UK and was originally formed in 1980 as a specialist tunnelling contractor diversifying over the years into various civil engineering areas works UK-wide across the water, transport, energy and developer services sectors providing design, construction and maintenance services under long-term contracts, with blue-chip public, regulated and private clients. The company employs over 600 people in the UK, has an annual turnover of £120m and a distinctive set of values that are fundamental to our approach to business sustainability.

Our business activity is carried out for the following principal sectors:
Water: Civil Engineering, Tunnelling, Pipelines and Utilities
Transport: Rail, Aviation, Waterways, Highways and Bridges
Energy: Power Generation, Power Transmission and Distribution, Waste
Developer Services: Civil Engineering across private sector developers UK wide
Specialist Businesses: Tunnelling, Mechanical and Electrical and Construction Services ()

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