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Senior Estimator

  • Location: Cheshire
  • Sector: Residential
  • Position: Senior Estimator
  • Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + plus package
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: MLC015_1613402691
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Job description

PSR is working on behalf of a hugely successful developer in the UK, as a Senior Estimator you will work in the Commercial Team to support the land and development team in securing land and contracting opportunities. The role will involve leading a team to deliver accurate estimating for 3-4 storey care homes and low-rise housing schemes, completing appraisals, participating in tender reviews, and delivering to deadlines.

You will come from a housebuilding, residential contractor or groundworks background and be experienced in pricing work from first principles as well as utilising supply chain information.

Duties -

  • Assist in securing land and contracting opportunities within the market sector and geographic operational area.
  • Lead the estimating team in delivering information to bid deadlines.
  • Provide commercial support to the Land and Partnerships Director for all land bids for land-led contracting and mixed tenure opportunities.
  • Work closely with Technical and Construction teams to ensure continuous improvement in cost accuracy.
  • Initial appraisal of development sites based on information provided. Assess risks and opportunities, establish viability.
  • Supporting value engineering or negotiating exercises where required.
  • Update financial appraisal at key stages of the development process - including offer stage, acquisition approval, planning application and planning approval stages.
  • Financial modelling of cost and revenue streams to determine funding requirements of each development.
  • Monitor cost movement and maintain pricing rates for standard house types.
  • Analyse current orders to compile housetype benchmark prices
  • Identify risks and record on a tender risk register.
  • Conduct site visits where required
  • Attend tender design review meetings in order to ensure the bid team achieve the most economically advantageous bid.
  • Price draft preliminaries in line with the tender programme.
  • Present the financial elements at the tender adjudication meeting
  • Value engineering - provide advice and costs associated with value engineering proposals for the scheme
  • Provide input in post tender queries / negotiations
  • Establish standard house type costs based on recent as-built information.
  • Initial Appraisal of documents issued for Land Bid opportunity

You will have -

  • Experienced in pricing work from first principles as well as utilising supply chain information
  • A proven track record in a similar position within a housebuilding, residential contracting, building or groundworks business
  • Ability to utilise current and new networks to assist with the estimating process
  • Strong commitment to achieving deadlines
  • Able to work efficiently, on own initiative, prioritising as necessary
  • Able to delegate where required, matching the task to the team member's skill set.
  • Positive and motivational attitude towards the team

In return you will receive -

  • Competitive salary and package
  • Car allowance
  • 28 days holidays plus the option to buy or sell up to days
  • Pension scheme
  • Healthcare scheme

If you are interested in this role please send your cv

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