Senior Estimator

03 April 20242024-04-03
Lanarkshire, West Central Scotland

Senior Estimator – Lanarkshire

Boyd Recruitment are currently recruiting a Senior Estimator on a permanent basis for one of the leading Building and Civil Engineering Contractors operating throughout the UK and Ireland.

The Job

As Senior Estimator, you will be responsible for Pre-Construction Estimating, working closely and directly with internal / external clients, other disciplines, and teams from project inception, accountable and responsible for all financial and estimating aspects of the projects.

Ensuring highly competitive, carefully resourced, analysed tender costs, and preparing quality submissions to clients. Working within Frameworks evaluating negotiated contracts and aware of company targets for new orders, aiming to better them with profitable successful bids.

  • To prepare and review tenders being processed in the Estimating department.
  • To liaise with the Head of Estimating/Commercial Director/Finance department on contractual terms, bonds, and insurances
  • To liaise with Senior Management and obtain their input into tenders, offers and proposals.
  • To arrange handover meetings and formally hand-over new contracts
  • To assist the Head of Estimating/Pre-Construction Director in developing new contacts and clients
  • To lead negotiations in relation to tenders, offers and proposals, when directed to by the Head of Estimating/Pre-Construction Director
  • Sound knowledge of Estimating on large scale building projects
  • Price from first principles, procurement of subs/materials quotes, preparation of tender settlement sheets to main contractor's Prelims
  • Take ownership with tenders from receiving the documents through to adjudication of tenders.
  • Meet and engage with key Supply Chain during the tender process period.
  • Fulfil the role of Senior Estimator on projects, managing all estimating elements with interface with suppliers, clients and across our commercial, operations and project functions. 
  • Understand the corporate and contract specific estimating procedures and carry out all work in accordance with these.
  • Responsible for the preparation of estimates from conception through to detailed estimates for identified projects within the company.
  • Assist in the training of estimating staff and trainees/graduates working in or seconded to the department for a period.
  • Ability to understand complex engineering drawings and designs and to translate these into build needs, sequence and timings.
  • Assessment and recording of the likely competition when tendering.
  • Liaise with the procurement in dealing with suppliers and subcontractors at tender stage to obtain the most competitive prices ensuring firm quotes are received for significant materials and subcontract items to support the best net estimate.
  • Requesting further information from Client/Design Team and arrange meeting if required.
  • Attend handover meeting and brief team on tender bid.
  • Run multiple projects at any one time at different stages, cost plan, design feasibility, competitive tender.
  • Producing estimates and cost plans from concept plans and specification
  • Excellent construction technology knowledge
  • Database management
  • Design /Cost Control
  • Subcontract analysis and comparisons

The Person

The successful Senior Estimator must be able to demonstrate previous experience in a similar role and have the following Qualifications and Experience:

  • Educated to degree or HND level with relevant work experience.
  • Maintain technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing technical publications.
  • Excellent communication and Numeracy skills
  • Experience of Main Contracting is required.

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

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