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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.

  • Quote ref: 513/22288

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