Assistant Estimator – Dorset – Retail, Commercial and Leisure Design and Build
My client is a second-generation family owned and managed business delivering main-contracting services to the Retail, Commercial and Leisure sectors.
1. Purpose: To provide estimating assistance to the Estimating Director in preparing tender costs for projects for settlement ensuring a competitive net tender.
2. Position Typically Reports to: Estimating Director.
3. Key Accountabilities and Deliverables: To assist the preparation of competitive SOR’s, negotiated tenders, cost plans and traditional competitive tenders in line with contract documentation. Work with the Estimator to deliver accurate prime cost submissions at the adjudication meeting. To undertake work in accordance with the Company’s H&S Policy and other procedures. To take reasonable care of the H&S of myself and any other person who may be affected by my acts or omissions at work. To cooperate with any H&S duty or requirement imposed by the Company, and to use anything provided by the Company for health, safety or welfare in accordance with its purpose.
4. Key Tasks: Responsible for:
Check and acknowledge tender documents and amendments. Abstract information into subcontract and material packages. Select subcontract and material companies in conjunction with wider team. Organise copy of tender documents and amendments for appropriate parties. Arrange pricing document production – internal or external as required. Enter pricing document onto database as required. To assist in the production of project take-offs for various trade packages. Answering queries from subcontractors/suppliers. Arrange site visits as required. Assist in the pricing of the various elements of the scheme. Attend Adjudication Meeting and assist with presenting a net tender for agreement/approval. Prepare information packages for handover to construction team, if successful. Attend handover meeting and assist with briefing team on tender bid. Attend pre-contract Design Team Meetings as required. Cost Planning. Attend project debrief, collating feedback from site to update pricing database. Identification of project related risks. Identify scope for value creation / value engineering.
4.Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications: Knowledge:
Knowledge of the construction industry. Understanding of various construction methods. Understanding of costing and pricing. Knowledge of sub contractors and suppliers. Knowledge of tender process and document management. Skills:
Research Methods. Reading & interpreting drawings and technical specifications Measurement of construction works Risk Assessment. Data Analyses and Pricing. Software Management. Qualifications:
Minimum HNC / HND Level 4 qualification Construction or Quantity Surveying Degree.