Senior Estimator

  • Location

    Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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  • Salary:

    Up to £400.00 per day

  • Contact:

    Stephen Slade

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

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Location: Nottingham
Duration: 3 months initially
Rate: £400.00 per day; Umbrella

We are seeking a Senior Estimator who can ensure that all tenders are properly evaluated, resourced, co-ordinated, prepared and submitted to time and quality.

  • HNC in Engineering or equivalent qualification
  • Relevant Project or Management Experience.
  • Computer Literate.

5yrs post qualification experience of working in multi-disciplined projects or commercial management.
Must have an understanding of standard forms of contract (e.g. NEC3, ICE, FIDIC etc.)
Principal Accountabilities

  • Assist in the effective application of the "bidding best practice" tendering process within a "bid to win" environment.
  • Review, distil and clearly articulate the proposal scope, contractual and technical requirements, whilst communicating these clearly across the relevant stakeholders within the division.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication links with all divisional functions that are critical to bid success, with regard to cost assurance. With a focus on the interpretation and clarification of scope and constraint planning / management.
  • Manage the production of subcontractor / supplier tender specific RFQ documentation, allowing effective transition of risk through the supply chain.
  • Manage the tender risk register, taking an active part in the understanding and management of risk throughout the opportunity lifecycle, including the transition and passing of risk to correct owners within the business.
  • Setup and manage a Green Review on each bid, inviting various stakeholders to challenge the tender commercials prior to a Gate 4.
  • Personal relationships with the client are professional and foster repeat business. Feedback from customers is generated and acted upon with Senior Management kept informed.
  • Assist the bid manager to prepare the bid programme with key estimate deadlines and production of commercial slides for Gate Reviews
  • Be prepared to run a small bid, taking on the responsibilities of the Bid Manager by planning and co-ordinating the team to produce the required technical submission documents. This may include preparing and presenting bids at Governance reviews
  • Assist in negotiations with the client.
  • Assist the Bid Manager/Commercial Manager in the formal tender handover for successful tender awards, to ensure that the operating Divisions are fully conversant with the requirements of the contract and identifying key areas of risk and opportunity that exist within the tender.
  • Maintain and control documentation, information and computerised systems including implementing new technology relating to estimating procedures when required.

To discuss this role further, please contact Stephen Slade on 0161 924 3959