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  • UK, South East, Surrey
  • from £35,000 to £40,000 per year
  • Permanent
  • Full time
  • Eligibility to work: UK
  • Years Exp: 2

Job Title Estimator ( Water)

Location : Sussex / Surrey

My client is looking for an Estimator (2-5 years experience) for their ongoing projects.

Overview of role:

Produce estimates, primarily associated with tenders, the majority of which are controlled/managed by the UK office.

Duties and responsibilities:

• Help produce civil works estimating in detail as well as the incorporation of electrical, mechanical and other specialist estimates to ensure a comprehensive tender price is generated. Assist with preparation of civil works bills of quantities from Clients`/In-house drawings

• Production of Plant Schedules

• Preparation of estimate summaries and bills of quantities to facilitate tender settlements. Presentation of tender estimates to the tender review panel and active participation in settlement of bids

• As part of a review team undertake reviews, risk analysis and make amendments to estimates prepared by the company`s overseas offices

• Identification of risk and preparation of technical/commercial risk analyses for estimates

• Preparation of tender programmes and outline resource schedules

• Understand cash flow implications of estimate & produce cash flow against programme

• Preparation and presentation of reports and recommendations on key technical/commercial issues of internal estimate summaries and active participation in tender review meetings

• Proactive liaison with UK and overseas proposals, sales and engineering staff to maximise co-ordination and communication

• Interface in detail with design and engineering teams (including procurement, shipping and insurance staff).

• Ensure company`s quality procedures are followed in the execution of all activities

• To effectively liaise with other staff members, clients, and suppliers to ensure customer satisfaction and satisfactory contract completion


Qualifications and experience:

• Civil Engineering Degree & Quantity Surveyor experience

• Minimum 5 years Civil Engineering Estimating experience, preferably Water Industry related

Person specification

1. Knowledge and experience:

• Large-scale Civil Engineering projects including water retaining structures & pipelines

• Overseas experience, preferably including Third World countries

• Previous experience of FIDIC contract documents

• Understand the principles of potable & waste water and reverse osmosis treatment.

• Have experience of advising / controlling other members of staff in designing all aspects of water sewage and reverse osmosis treatment plants (10 years)

• Working knowledge of CESMM

• Desirable knowledge of Causeway software

2. Skills:

• Ability to think clearly under pressure

• Good negotiation skills

• Good interpersonal skills

• Ability to rationalise designs and produce economic plant layouts

• Good general knowledge of all aspects of water treatment, e.g. civil engineering, process engineering, electrical engineering and project management

• A flexible mind, with the ability to assimilate large amounts of different data at one time

• Ability to present technical proposals clearly, confidently and convincingly

• Computer literacy

• Able to travel overseas as and when required

• Driving licence

3. Internal business processes:

• Continuously improve on accuracy of information

• Adhere to company procedures

• Assist in updating company procedures and processes as required

4. Health safety and environment:

• Monitor and enforce the latest health and safety procedures, regulations and legislation

• Reduce waste to a minimum from all departmental activities and ensure a safe working environment for all staff

5. Working condition:

• Based in our client's headquarters in Surrey, but with travel as necessary in the UK and overseas to fulfil the above work scope

• Visits overseas to achieve appointed tasks in connection with either the execution of projects or the winning of new business

  • Date: 25.09.2020
  • Deadline: 09.10.2020
  • Quote ref: 455/12454

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