Deanston Cooper is currently recruiting for a Senior Estimator to work for a highly successful main contractor in Perthshire. You will be primarily responsible for the review of enquiry and tender information for suitability within the companyâ€™s business activities and to then prepare subsequent estimates from first principles, to be fully detailed and handed to Operations in the event of an order being placed.
- Prepare detailed analytical estimates from first principles within defined timescales on a variety of tenders.
- Review and understanding of tender documents highlighting key aspects, pricing requirements and areas of risk together with mitigation.
- Highlight to Senior Management potential risk areas
- Assess tender information and organise quotations from external suppliers/sub-contractors and resolve any queries that arise including technical and commercial compliance.
- To produce a fully detailed quotation in accordance with the tender documentation.
- Be creative to develop innovative alternative solutions in order to give a competitive edge.
- Present estimating solutions to the senior management team throughout the tender process
- To accurately populate and complete client pricing schedules as part of tender return submission.
- To ensure that all assumptions/exclusions are fully detailed both internally and externally to the client within tender return submission.
- To ensure that all quotations are in line with Company Procedures.
- Maintain relationships with clients, suppliers and subcontractors.
- Attend site visits where required to build or verify asset data.
The successful candidates will:
- Have demonstrable experience of estimating and tender activities within a Main Contracting environment
- Have good working knowledge of current pricing for all construction activities and the ability to interrogate sub-contractor pricing
- Ideally be qualified to Degree/HNC level and a background in main contracting is essential
- Have proven experience in Tender Pricing and accurate completion of all tender documents utilising a computerised estimating package
- Have strong analytical focus & attention to detail
- Be able to work under own initiative.