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Senior Rail Estimator / England

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Added:26-Mar-19
Location: London, England
Salary:Excellent Salary plus package
Duration:Permanent
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Overall Role Purpose
The Role of the Estimating Department is to 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.
 
Senior Estimator Key accountabilities
 
  • Interpret and understand technical, commercial and contractual requirements of tender documentation
  • Ensure that remain consistently aware of events and continually evaluate costs to remain a leading edge with the market place
  • Proactively seek and gain knowledge of competitors
  • Produce and submit competitive and accurate tenders
  • Ensure consistency and coherency of all aspects of bid
  • Actively purse 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
  • Carry out ad hoc projects as directed by the Head of Estimating - Rail
  • To regularly visit operational sites and actively seek feedback
  • Develop and maintain relationships with clients, professionals, subcontractors and suppliers
  • Train support staff
  • 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
  • Remain fully conversant with current legislation and company policies
  • 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
  • Establish a personal development plan and demonstrate its effectiveness by frequent review with the Head of Estimating – Rail
 
Key Accountabilities
 
Technical
To possess a sound construction/engineering knowledge
To have good mathematical knowledge
To be up to date with IT packages including: Microsoft Office packages and estimating software
 
Commercial
To remain constantly aware of events and continually evaluate costs to maintain a leading edge within the market place
To have good overall knowledge of Competitors
 
Contractual
To keep up to date with current legislation
Understand the conditions of contract
 
Administrative
Be able to set up and maintain good systems and procedures.
 
General
To possess effective Time Management skills, with a demonstrable ability to work to tight deadlines.
 
Package includes a travel allowance and a discretionary bonus plus 25 days holiday plus bank holidays


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