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Estimator / Senior Estimator

Ref: LKY/1274828
£60,000 - 85,000 per annum + Car, Pension and Health Care
UK, London
Construction & Engineering, Cost Management/Quantity Surveying
14th June 2017
Job Type

Job Title - Estimator / Senior Estimator

Location - London

Salary - £60,000 / £85,00 + an excellent benfirts package

Cobalt is working with a top 10 contractor that have an opportunity for an Estimator / Senior Estimator to work within their housing / residential arm of the business.

Reporting directly to the Estimating Manager, they are seeking to recruit either an Estimator who is looking for progression, or Senior Estimator to work within the Bid Team for the preparation of fully considered submissions. The overall purpose of the role is to prepare accurate cost plans and detailed estimates, identifying true nett cost, to enable the Company to fulfil its business objectives.

Accountability's and keys tasks: -

To be able to work under own direction, with minimal supervision within a Bid Team environment whilst maintaining Group Estimating procedures and philosophy.

To ensure safe delivery of the tender on date of submission.

To confidently present the estimate at the Finalisation Meeting supported by a fully priced nett cost build up with a full knowledge and understanding of the project in the form of a fully completed Tender Quality Plan with a full knowledge and understanding of the project.

To liaise with other members of the bid team as appropriate to ensure that all aspects of the tender documentation are fully understood and adequately responded to, advising all members of the team on cost, build ability and programme where appropriate.

To have a good working knowledge of the local market, and comply with and promote the Core Supply Chain philosophy in the preparation of the tender enquiry list with the Bid Team.

To ensure that the finalised estimate is properly signed off in accordance with the QA Procedures, and completion of the form of tender for signature by the Managing Director.

To maintain regular contact with clients and consultant teams and to act at all times in accordance with the Company`s values as an ambassador and advisor, ensuring that working relationships with internal and external customers are consistent with the highest standards.

To receive, acknowledge and check tender documentation and (along with other members of the Bid Team) raise queries relating to the tender documentation.

To evaluate the tender information and prepare tender action plan and contribute to Bid Strategy (along with other members of the Bid Team).

To attend any meetings with the Professional or Design teams both during and post tender.

To evaluate and compare quotations received, and compile the price in a thorough, logical and consistent manner. -

Prepare full priced buildups for internal priced elements of work to assist in supplier and subcontractor selection and to ensure competitiveness.

Essential and Desirable Criteria:

To have a good working knowledge of the local market, and comply with and promote the Core Supply Chain philosophy in the preparation of the tender enquiry list with the Bid Team.

To have a challenging mindset with particular regards to new technologies, alternatives or Value Engineering in order to obtain competitive advantage.

Knowledge of Commercial Computerised Estimating Software systems.

Good level of knowledge of Word, Excel, Powerpoint.


Experience of On Screen measurement tools such as CAD measure / DWG Drawing review.

Knowledge or previous experience with Causeway Estimating Software.

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