Head of Estimating – Lanarkshire

05 February 20242024-02-05
Lanarkshire, West Central Scotland
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Head of Estimating – Lanarkshire

Boyd Recruitment are currently recruiting a Head of Estimating for one of the leading Civil Engineering Contractors operating throughout the UK.

The Job

As Head of Estimating, your primary responsibility is to lead a team of estimators, to provide accurate cost estimates. Your expertise will ensure competitive bids, project profitability, and the satisfaction of our valued clients.

  • Lead and mentor the estimation team, fostering growth and collaboration.
  • Prepare comprehensive cost estimates for a range of projects.
  • Thoroughly review project plans and specifications to determine precise cost projections, covering materials, labour, equipment, etc
  • Present cost estimates to senior management and actively contribute to bid strategy discussions.
  • Collaborate with site and management to develop and manage budgets throughout project lifecycles.
  • Identify potential project risks and collaborate with teams to mitigate them.

The Person

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate previous experience in a similar role:

  • A proven track record in Estimating within civil engineering.
  • Have excellent business development experience and skills.
  • Having Estimating & Cost Management experience with a Contractor.
  • Be articulate and confident communicator with excellent presentation skills.
  • As a practice line leader, you will have proven business development skills.
  • Proven track record in delivering on-time, on budget and to the prescribed standards.
  • Track record of meeting targets on daily, weekly, and monthly basis
  • To direct a team through the project to ensure deadlines are met ensuring that detailed programmes are drawn up for each stage.
  • To ensure that all stakeholders are kept up to date with works progress.
  • To identify any aspects of the project which have significant potential to cause disputes or additional costs to be incurred and resolve as appropriate.
  • To plan works thoroughly to maintain a safe system of work specific to each project.

And the following:

  • Motivated and enthusiastic – can work on own initiative.
  • Strong Planning and implementation skills.
  • Excellent communication and negotiating skills.
  • Creative and strategic thinker.
  • Business Aware and target focused.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and follow through skills.
  • Multi-tasking and prioritizing skills.
  • Creative problem solver with the ability to juggle multiple projects.
  • Strong networking and relationship building skills.

If you are interested in this Head of Estimating position, please call Lorna at Boyd Recruitment on 07765292201 or apply direct online attaching an up-to-date CV.

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