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  • Location: Wembley, London
  • Sector: Civil Engineering & Infrastructure
  • Position: Estimator
  • Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + (Negotiated dependent on experience)
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: JZ030620JZ_1583506044
This vacancy has now expired.
Job description

An exciting opportunity has become available for an Estimator for a leading London based Civil Engineering contractor. This is due to a high level of new tenders and contract awards. Reporting into the Pre-Construction Director and Senior Estimator, you will be part of a team responsible for delivering London based civils in-rail projects.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Calculation of tender cost estimates, utilising both conceptual and detailed unit cost techniques;
  • Works with the client architect / engineer to clarify the design intent;
  • Reviews plans and specifications to ensure they are biddable and build-able;
  • Contacts subcontractors and suppliers to obtain budget pricing and bids to verify estimate unit costs;
  • Reviews construction project schedules for consistency with estimates;
  • Production of tender bills of quantities and take off;
  • Assists in forecasting project cash flow requirements;

Safety Requirements:

  • Comply with the company's safety policies and all other company policies applicable to the effective discharge of your role
  • Be familiar with all safety requirements relevant to your post
  • Lead in the effective communication & implementation of safety related initiatives that apply to the works under your control
  • Attend client and company safety meetings/briefings as required, ensuring full attendance from your team (s) where you have responsibility to do so
  • Comply with 'working time directive' (WTD)

Soft Skills:

  • Have good interpersonal communication (verbal, written and listening) skills, that will support the delivery of your duties and able to clearly explain tasks and inspire others with varying backgrounds.
  • Have high standards of attention to detail in all aspects of your work.
  • Show initiative and know when to escalate issues for Supervisor/ Management support.
  • Be a team player with regards to sharing information, helping to resolve a problem, working towards common goals, properly dividing tasks between team members, etc.
  • Have the ability to handle pressure and meet deadlines

Personal Attributes:

  • Show responsible and professional care when in possession of your PPE, plant, tools, vehicles and any other items of equipment that you are required to use in the course of carrying out your duties.
  • Have the willingness to develop existing and new hard and soft skills.
  • Have enthusiasm and personal drive when completing tasks and achieving goals.
  • Have excellent timekeeping management.
  • Treat people fairly and make decisions consistent with clearly expressed standards.