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Senior Estimator

Wimborne, Dorset
£65,000 to £75,000
Job Type
2 Sep 2022
Due to imminent retirement, 3 Counties Civil Engineering Ltd, are looking to appoint an experienced Senior Groundworks Estimator required to work from our offices in Dorset. This is a permanent, full-time position, working within our friendly, professional team, covering projects in a variety of sectors across the southern regions, with site visits required from time to time as required. Great opportunity to join a forward-thinking groundworks company with plans for further growth. Description of role The role entails managing the estimating process from receipt of enquiry through negotiation of the tender, to handing the project across to the construction team in order to achieve the turnover required in the annual business plan. Scheme values £10k - £5M Responsibilities: Tender administration Registering enquiries on the Tender Register Prioritising workload Setting up tender folders Updating tender programme Administering documents electronic &/or hard copy including printing/ filing and scheduling Preparing submission documents Sending tender decline letters Following up submitted tenders Estimating Process Working up rates from first principles Material & subcontract price enquiries Pricing Bills of Quantities where provided Undertaking take offs & preparing Bills of Quantities where required & maintaining a document register to align with the price Identifying areas of potential risk & ensuring appropriate, clear qualifications & clarifications are included within tender submissions Presentation of proposed tender documentation for finalisation with a Director prior to submission Timely submission of well-presented tenders Liaison with clients throughout the process Maintaining estimating records by client, type of work etc Training/ qualifications: No formal qualifications are sought in respect of this role. However, it is a requirement that candidates can demonstrate relevant experience in a similar role and demonstrate a sound technical knowledge of products and the local supply chain. Skills, experience & personal qualities sought: 5 years plus experience Works well in a team environment Able to think clearly under pressure & prioritise workload An ability to assess risk & address appropriately within tenders A working understanding of SMM7, NRM and CESMM & the coverage of various measured works items A commercial understanding to find an edge in tenders to put us ahead of the competition A practical experience of groundworks, civil engineering and reinforced concrete construction processes, materials & techniques An organised & planned approach to work to ensure deadlines are met Effective time management Self-motivated Excellent IT skills including Excel and Word A neat tidy and methodical approach to work Reliability & timekeeping Flexibility to assist in other areas of the business if required Why join 3 Counties Civil Engineering Ltd? As part of our friendly & supportive team we can offer: An excellent long-term opportunity to work with an established Dorset based company Benefits, including company car/car allowance Friendly and flexible working environment Working hours Standard working week Monday Friday 7.45am to 5.15pm Remuneration Salary is negotiable dependent upon experience and qualifications up to £75K No agencies at this time please
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  • Job Reference: 702530603-2
  • Date Posted: 2 September 2022
  • Recruiter: 3 Counties Civil Engineering
    3 Counties Civil Engineering
  • Location: Wimborne, Dorset
  • Salary: £65,000 to £75,000
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Permanent