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Senior Estimator Civil Engineering

Sphere Solutions



£60000 - £70000/annum + Full Package


Posted: 07/02/2024

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We are currently working with a leading civil engineering contractor with a regional base in South Wales. Due to year-on-year growth and an extremely healthy pipeline of secured work, they have an opportunity for a Senior Estimator within their preconstruction team.

The company works across water, highways, environmental & energy and has secured multiple long-term frameworks, and sizeable capital schemes valued up to £30.M.

As a Senior Estimator, you will report directly to the Preconstruction Manager, and play a key role in securing future projects.

Duties & Responsibilities include:

Project Evaluation:

* Review project drawings, contracts, and specifications to understand scope, materials, and requirements.

* Collaborate with project managers, engineers, and designers to gather essential project information.

Cost Estimation:

* Calculate and prepare detailed cost estimates for labour, materials, equipment, and subcontractors.

* Utilise cost databases, historical data, and industry benchmarks for accuracy.

* Consider factors like permits, site conditions, and safety regulations in cost calculations.

Budget Management:

* Collaborate with the project team to establish and monitor project budgets.

* Identify potential cost-saving measures and value engineering opportunities.

* Attend monthly CVR meetings for feedback on current projects.

Bid Preparation:

* Prepare comprehensive bid packages, including cost breakdowns, schedules, and proposal documents for clients and subcontractors.

* Attend bid meetings and negotiate with subcontractors and suppliers to secure competitive pricing.

* Complete Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PPQ) and Invitation to Tender (ITT).

* Stay current with industry standards and regulations affecting civil engineering projects.

* Ensure that all cost estimates and project proposals comply with legal and regulatory requirements.

Client & Supplier Relationship Management:

* Conduct B2B introductions and presentations when required with clients and suppliers.

* Develop long-term relationships with key clients and suppliers.

* Source new clients and suppliers as needed to meet business needs and KPIs.

* Gather first-hand information from sites and ongoing projects.

Essential Skills and Experience:

* Strong understanding of civil engineering

* Experience in producing winning bids for projects ranging from £500k to £10m.

* Strong writing and communication skills.

* Organized with a keen eye for detail.

* Ability to multitask and support multiple teams in various remote locations.

* Capable of working independently on bids or as part of a larger team.

* Good contractual understanding, mainly NEC 3 and NEC 4.

* Experience in Bid Strategy and Risk Costing..

* Several years of experience in civil engineering, with a focus on cost estimation.

* Strong knowledge of construction methods, materials, and industry practices.

* Proficiency in using construction estimating software and spreadsheet applications, including Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

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