We are working on behalf of one of the UK’s leading multi-disciplinary railway infrastructure contractors to recruit a Senior Estimator to join their team in Central London. Reporting into the head of Estimating, the Senior Estimator will join a team of 5 working on rail projects across London.
Produce the most competitive net cost and to establish, maintain and improve procedures for the control and effectiveness of the Estimating Function in line with Company Policy and Business Objectives.
Interpret and understand technical, commercial and contractual requirements of tender documentation
Proactively seek and gain knowledge of competitors
Produce and submit competitive and accurate tenders
Ensure consistency and coherency of all aspects of bid
Actively pursue alternatives and innovations
Arrange and attend tender debriefings with clients and monitor results
Effectively communicate and ensure that the operations team fully understand the tender hand-over
To regularly visit operational sites and actively seek feedback
Develop and maintain relationships with clients, professionals, subcontractors and suppliers
Provide technical support to both external clients/subcontracts/design consultants and internal departments
Fully understand the customer i.e. structure, drivers, requirements etc.
Analyse data to inform and/or challenge solution development
Design and develop bespoke cost and pricing models
Analyse risks and opportunities for Board approval
Provide support to operational and mobilisation teams when new contracts go live to ensure correct interpretation of contractual obligations and payment structures
Ensure all opportunities for margin enhancement are identified and pursued
To be able to demonstrate a sound construction/engineering knowledge
To have good mathematical knowledge
To be up to date with IT packages including: Microsoft Office packages, Workspace & Candy (estimating software)
Previous rail estimating experience is advantageous but not essential
This is an excellent opportunity for individuals to join a company with over 75 years' experience in both the heavy and light rail infrastructure sectors. They are offering a competitive salary/package, flexible working as well as a clear career progression plan.
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