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  • Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Sector: Residential
  • Position: Estimator
  • Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + car allowance, pension
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: EST987_1547033210
This vacancy has now expired.
Job description

My client, who are long established in housing are looking for an Estimator to join the team. They are the nation's complete housing specialist and are dedicated to delivering excellence in everything they do. The position will involve working on new build and social housing refurbishment residential schemes. Experience in either new build for open market sale or social housing is preferable.

The Estimator will be required to:
  • Assist the Chief Estimator in the vetting of bid documentation.
  • Carryout site visits to gain a full appreciation of the scale, scope and risks of the works to be tendered.
  • Production of feasibility studies and budget proposals.
  • Consistent provision of timely and accurate estimates, pre-acquisition studies, etc. fully utilising the estimating systems.
  • Completion of CSA's and general tender submission documents.
  • Responding to Client lead post tender queries.
  • Assist with post tender negotiations.
  • Ensure accurate and timely subcontract enquiries are used in the formulation of bids, ensuring thorough recognition of exclusions/conditions within enquiries and resolve all issues prior to adjudication.
  • Maintaining an updated cost base by regular review of market prices with post contract teams.
  • Maintaining and updating subcontract and material database information within the estimating software systems in close liaison with the Chief QS and Regional Buyer.
  • Pursuit of subcontract enquiries in the formulation of a bid and provision of accurate comparisons for discussion at adjudication meetings.
  • Reporting on assumptions made and any star rates used within the estimate.
  • Provision of resource analyses, etc. on successful award of scheme.
  • In close liaison with both the buying and surveying teams, ensuring only accurate and current information is used in the compilation of bids.
  • Compliance with the Company's policies and procedures in respect of Health, Safety, the Environment, LIBMS, I.T. and Human Resources.

In return you will receive a competitive salary and benefits, as well as career development opportunities.