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  • Job reference: RMS0205117

Senior Estimator

  • Sector: Infrastructure & Construction
  • Location: Bristol
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 22/01/2019
  • Duration: permanent
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (05/03/19)
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Given significant recent investment our Client are in a position to offer you a role which not only provides a diverse project portfolio across a variety of sectors, but a real opportunity to impact on how the growth being delivered by this investment shapes the company and way the estimating function operates.

My Client is an Engineering company providing Mechanical & Electrical services in to the Petrochemicals, Offshore & Onshore Oil and Gas, Mining, Power, Defence and Infrastructure sectors are recruiting for a Senior Estimator to join their regional leadership team.

To be successful in this role the Client is looking for an Estimator who can work autonomously building estimates from 1st principals in a multi-discipline environment. Although there are a wide variety of projects, values typically sit between £3-10M with projects above this scale being delivered with a more collaborative approach with other regional functions.

Duties will include but not be limited to:
* Examine and analyse tender documentation to help develop tender strategy, create cost plans and detailed estimates
* Lead on cost and value estimates internally and externally through full life cycle of RFI, ITT and pre and post-contract award activities
* Highlight potential opportunities & risks with associated mitigations and/or upsides
* Develop and advise on relevant cost models and structures appropriate to different sectors (and segments within sectors) being pursued
* Key advisor to the bid team, ensuring all aspects of the tender documentation are fully understood and properly responded to, advising the team on cost, build-ability and program timelines as appropriate
* Maintain currency of market data, trends and innovations in commercial approach by competitors in a manner consistent with the Client's Code of Business Conduct
* Develop robust pricing windows for scopes in different sectors in the relevant region, ensuring clear understanding of what best price to win competitively should be
* Leverage experience, market knowledge and client understanding to build competitive tender packages from 1st principles and advise on alternative options & value engineering where appropriate
* Evaluate and compare quotations received from suppliers and prepare full priced buildups for internally priced elements of work to assist in supplier and subcontractor selection, ensuring competitiveness
* Attend Tender meetings, liaise and negotiate with the Client/Client representatives
* Create and develop competency matrix for Estimator population, including recommendations for career structuring
* Continually liaise with other relevant departments, service lines and Region teams
* Act as Bid Manager on selected Tenders and Bids
* Recommend and take ownership for development of appropriate commercial estimating software package


If you are interested in discussing more about this position, the Client but also the opportunity this presents to you then please send your CV or call me directly on 01925 - 281 - 445.

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