Michelle Cryer

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A family owned leading main contractor business. Experts in design and build across a wide range of sectors to include education, industrial, sports and leisure and commercial sectors. Passionate and proud of their ability to design, build and deliver outstanding construction projects.

Job Description

Due to planned growth we are now looking to strengthen the pre-construction team with the addition of an Estimator. Based at Head Office in Preston you will support the Pre-construction Team preparing tenders to secure projects, to include competitive design and build tenders for both new build and refurbishment projects. Other duties will include: producing estimates and cost plans for multiple complex construction projects from £3m to £10m, assessing tender documentation requirements and presenting tender launch proposals, identifying resources to complete the bid, identifying potential risks and opportunities, compiling comprehensive analytical net cost estimates for works including preliminary items in line with the Company’s standards to win work, liaison with Construction Planners, Design Managers, Bid Managers, Consultants and supply chain to deliver innovative solutions and tender proposals, presenting net cost tenders for internal adjudication, conversion of estimates to tender submission and handover of successful tender. You will also be involved and participate in post tender negotiations with Clients to secure individual projects, producing take-offs and quantities from drawings.

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£Highly negotiable depending on experience

Experience & Skills Required

To be successful in this role we are looking for an experienced Estimator who has worked for a main contractor for a number of years across a wide range of sectors across education, commercial and leisure. You will have experience of Conquest and be confident in producing take-offs from drawings to produce quantities. Experience of working on both new build and refurbishment projects up to £5m, possessing a strong understanding of construction technology and innovative techniques as well as understanding the commercial aspects of tendering. Ideally you will hold a relevant construction qualification at HND level or equivalent and be able to estimate from first principles.

Job Benefits

Competitive salary together with car or car allowance, pension and 25 days holiday plus statutory.

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