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  • UK, East of England, Hertfordshire, St Albans
  • from £70,000 to £80,000 per year
  • Permanent
  • Full time
  • Eligibility to work: UK
  • Industry: Water, Railways, Civils, Civil & Structural
  • Discipline: Estimating, Bid Management, Planning, Commercial Management, Tunnelling
  • Qualifications: HND HNC or equivalent, Bachelor's Degree, Professional / Chartered

Job Title: Senior Estimator (Water / Civils / Rail)

Location: Walsall or St Albans

Salary: £70,000 - £80,000

Main purpose of the role:

To lead estimates for engineering works in accordance with estimating systems and procedures, working with other members of tender teams to develop effective client solutions.

Key Accountability and Responsibilities

 Undertake estimates in accordance with company procedures.

 Lead team of estimators for larger tenders, mentoring and developing junior estimators.

 Identify opportunity and risk during tender process.

 Co-ordination of external and internal inputs for tender preparation.

 Liaise with business unit to agree methodology and principles.

 Maintain register of key assumptions within estimate.

 Maintain tender estimate file.

 Provide indicative pricing support for business development.

 Provide sales support as required.

 Meeting tender deadlines.

 Production of tender documents and completion of clients’ documentation for submittal.

 Upkeep of costs, estimating and pricing information necessary for the preparation of tenders.

 Present basis of estimate and key assumptions.

 Prepare estimating "adjudication pack"

 Maintain notes of adjudication meetings.

 Close out actions and monitor customer negotiations, seeking amended authority as required.

 On successful award, summarising overall bid and handing over to Projects, including continuing involvement as necessary during contract execution.

 Prepare estimating "handover packs"

 Maintain notes of handover meeting.

 Provide on-going support to site teams relating to estimate and key assumptions.

 Obtain feedback from site teams on estimating adequacy and current costs.

 To comply with all Health and Safety responsibilities commensurate with the role, as outlined in the Health and Safety policy.

 Any other duties commensurate with the position as may be assigned from time to time.


Essential/Desirable Knowledge and experience

 Engineering or commercial background. - Essential

 Experience in water and civils are a must;

knowledge of waste, rail, or the tunnelling sector would also be advantageous. - Essential

 Proven track record working on tenders ranging up to 50m - Desirable


 HNC or above (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant engineering discipline -Essential

 Numerate and familiar with estimating software and Microsoft Excel. - Essential

 Chartered, incorporated status or similar - Desirable

Personal Qualities

 Confident dealing with customers at a senior level. - Essential

 Able to ensure all tender submissions are both feasible and profitable.

  • Contact: Julian Taylor
    020 7531 5757 (Offline)
  • Date: 22.10.2021
  • Deadline: 05.11.2021
  • Quote ref: 513/22288

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