estimator in burscough

27 November 2018
brad lawson, randstad cpe
job type
£ 30,000 - £ 40,000 per year
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burscough, north west
construction & property
sub specialism
civil engineering
job type
working hours
£ 30,000 - £ 40,000 per year
reference number
brad lawson, randstad cpe
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job description

My Client is one of the UK's leading geotechnical specialists with a reputation for quality and innovation within the field of foundation and underground engineering. If you're looking for a new challenge, working for a different type of organisation during a period of exciting growth, then read on about your new role.

An opportunity has arisen for a Estimator to join the forward thinking and diverse pre-construction team.

The purpose of the role is to secure work by leading and co-ordinating all aspects of selected tender(s), ensuring high quality, competitive proposals are delivered to customers in a manner consistent with the business strategy and procedures. The role will involve building client relationships through engagement with client teams throughout the pre-construction process.


* Phone + Laptop
* Car or Car Allowance
* Health Cover
* Pension
* Bonus

Knowledge + Experience Required:

* Proven experience (in an estimating role ideally) and good technical/engineering knowledge of ground engineering processes.
* Preferably Degree qualified.
* Experience in the preparation and delivery of tender proposals along with some design experience preferable.
* Knowledge of the UK piling and geotechnical market.
* Good communication, a team player, and is comfortable with the pressures of working to time deadlines.
* Computer literate with all the major Microsoft office programmes.
* The individual should be customer centric in approach, with the ability to recognise potential opportunities in invitations to tender.
* The individual should have a desire to continuously pursue innovation and development, with a focus on the customer and the ground engineering business.
* Valid CSCS card preferable.

Key Tasks

* Lead the bid process to ensure that tender deliverables are produced in a timely and effective manner ensuring clients needs are evaluated and understood.
* Review tender enquiry documents (drawings, specifications, site investigation, and client requirements) and submission requirements, ensuring we evaluate all relevant information in the bid process.
* Ensure that innovative solutions are produced (if necessary liaise with the design team) and that all identified risks are mitigated.
* Ensure that the correct methods, outputs and plant/resources are selected to deliver the solution (if necessary liaise with the operations team and Ops Director/ Business Unit Manager), ensuring that all risks are mitigated.
* Prepare tender price schedules and documents in accordance with the pricing strategy, risk assessments and company procedures.
* Ensure that cost plans are accurate and reflect the project requirements and risk profile.
* Ensure effective communication with customers during and after the bid process to maximise our opportunities and to build long term relationships and encourage repeat work.
* Provide considered responses to customer questions including post tender queries. Willingness to attend meetings, and a professional image is essential.
* Ensure that the operation and commercial teams have received an effective handover of bid documentation.
* Manage customer contact, present tender proposals to customers and contribute to customer meetings during the tender process.
* Ensure compliance with business strategy and authority levels.

If you think that this role is well suited to you and you meet all of my clients requirements please don't hesitate to apply and use the button below.

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.


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