Estimator - Scaffolding Firm London - Immediate Start
As an estimator your role will include calculating and preparing scaffolding tender submissions for future projects and working out what a contract will cost to deliver whilst ensuring it returns a profit. You may also work on quotes based on variations or additional requirements to existing scope. You will need to be methodical and have the ability to pay attention to details.
You will be working towards strict deadlines with the core aim of winning work for the Company. The role is predominantly office-based, although there may be a requirement to visit sites and clients’ premises for meetings.
This role reports directly to the Senior Estimator and will work closely with quantity surveyors and operations.
• Understanding the scope requirements and raising queries to issue back to the client; • Estimating the type and quantity of labour, plant and materials necessary to deliver the contract against the received scope and specifications; • Establishing the likely progress and completion rates for risk items, including allowances for bad weather and other unforeseen circumstances; • Calculating an estimated cost, supplemented by adjustments for overheads and profit, and presenting a tender price for review with the senior Estimator, Commercial Manager or Managing Director. • To provide accurate cost estimates and supporting technical information to enable the Company to submit competitive tenders. • Prepare enquiry schedules and liaise with the Buying Department in the selection of appropriate companies from whom quotations should be sought. • Obtain sufficient quotations to enable valued commercial judgements at the settlement meeting. • Provide all information regarding Tenders as and when requested by the Commercial Manager or Managing Director • Produce analytical rate build up information for Bills of Quantities as instructed in an accurate and well detailed format.
• Review and analyse data derived from site feedback and identify and potential improvements that would give commercial advantage to the Company bids. • Prepare site preliminary cost estimates in accordance with the current Company trading requirements. • Attend tender meetings ensuring all relevant cost information is available for presentation and complete the tender as instructed. • Hand over all documentation on submission of a successful bid to departments concerned in accordance with the Company Quality Management System, ensuring all parties are aware of the nature of the works and any special conditions or risk factors within the contract. • Advice relevant staff and departments on bid outcome as and when requested by the Tender Submissions Executive. • Maintain regular contact with departments within the Group and provide tender update to relevant staff as and when required