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Senior Estimator London
Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, London, Middlesex, Surrey
- £75K / Year
City of London
Salary circa £70,000 - £75,000 + £5,000 car allowance + Comprehensive Benefits Package
Start July / August 2022
**Senior Estimator required for long-standing building contractor**
This 100-year-old plus family owned, building contractor with an excellent reputation, focuses on the delivery of construction projects ranging from £1m - £30m, including refurbishment and new build. They work in a variety of sectors across London including: education, local authority, commercial, private residential, health, sports and leisure, embassy and religious buildings.
With a potentially recording breaking year of turnover approaching from a good client base, recent contract wins, they are looking for a Senior Estimator to join the team.
General Schedule of Duties, Skills & Requirements:
Please note that this list is not exhaustive, and may be varied or adapted to suit each individual tender situation.
·Assess new tenders, checking for completeness and accuracy of information supplied.
·Ability to interpret Geotechnical Reports, Archaeological Reports, Site Surveys, Contamination Reports and the like.
·Good knowledge of New Rules of Measurement (NRM) and Standard Method of Measurement 7 (SMM7), NBS Specification, more commonly used Standard Forms of Contract (all JCT suite, ICE, NEC, GC Works etc.).
·Good knowledge of the Codes of Procedures for various methods of tendering.
·Understanding of the principles of Best Value, Framework Agreements and Partnering.
·Marking up supplier and subcontractor enquiries to enable competitive quotations to be obtained.
·Good knowledge of subcontractors and suppliers, and the ability to communicate with them to encourage quotation returns.
·Ability to measure or schedule materials quantities for enquiry send-outs.
·Excellent taking-off skills as where quantities are required, the Senior Estimator will be required to prepare his own, generally in line with SMM7 & NRM. Please note that Builder's Quantities are generally not used by the company
·Ability to build up analytical unit rates and lump sum prices for main trades (especially carpentry, brickwork and groundworks).
·Scheduling and comparisons of subcontractor and supplier quotes including the ability to make adjustments and allowances for exclusions, clarifications etc., in order to compare on a like-for-like basis.
·Excellent Design & Build knowledge, including the ability to manage Design Consultants at tender stage to ensure that their information is forthcoming in good time, and that it is co-ordinated and competitive.
·Good technical knowledge and the ability to look beyond the information drawn or specified, and to allow for all necessary to complete a task or element of construction - this is especially relevant to Design & Build.
·Assess scaffolding requirements and to produce schedules to enable enquiries to be sought.
·Produce a full set of Preliminaries for the project in question.
·Assess Temporary Works requirements and where necessary, to seek advice and price accordingly.
·Present a Tender to the Directors of the Company at Adjudication Meetings, and to contribute towards discussion regarding risk, perceived buying gains, competitive edges or angles and margins for risk contingency and OHP.
·Good tender presentation skills including tender letter writing detailing qualifications / clarifications, exclusions etc.
·Communicate with the Client's Consultants after tender submission, and to deal with Bill/Contract Sum Analysis submission, preparation of Preliminaries Breakdowns etc.
·Assist in post-tender negotiations, value engineering and the like.
·Formally hand over a secured tender to our Contracts Department, explaining the project to our Construction Department, making late changes etc. to ensure that an accurate Control Document and set of information is handed to them.
·Negotiate a tender on an open book basis.
·Ability to use a computerised estimating package (we currently use Causeway).
·Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word & Excel.
·Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and PowerPoint would be useful but not essential.
·Ability to use databases effectively, including search and mail merge facilities. We use ACT!
Manually priced estimates are NOT acceptable to the business. Causeway software -
computer based analytical estimate build-up is essential for each tender.
If this Senior Estimator position in London sounds of interest, or you just wish to have a confidential about your current situation, then please feel free to email roberta @borneltd .com