Estimator

Recruiter
Coby Philips
Location
England, London, South London
Salary
Up to £40000 per annum
Posted
04 Sep 2019
Closes
18 Sep 2019
Ref
IB040901I
Contact
Ian Barry
Job Title
Project Manager
Industry Sector
Construction
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Estimator - Specialist Plastering - Permanent - £40k

Our client an established specialist fibrous plastering company based in South London are recruiting an Estimator experienced in Commercial and residential projects. This is an excellent opportunity to join a great team with ambitious plans for growth.

The Role:
You will be confident in managing and co-ordinating all aspects of tenders. You will be responsible for compiling tender proposals, ensuring that they are completed in line with bid specifications; providing detail and costing in accordance with the set deadlines. Being highly organised and methodical with good time management skills in meeting deadlines is key for this role.

Key Duties:
- Prepare documentation and quotations at pre-sales stage, including cost budgets and cost estimates for new contracts
- Review the current bid process from start to finish and make changes to improve the process
- Work with the Sales team to meet bid specifications; providing detail and competitive costing along with meeting tender deadlines
- Contact suppliers and manufacturers for quotations and project support
- Follow up bids once submitted
- Liaise at all levels (projects team, sales and directors)
- Balance multiple proposals and estimations simultaneously, ensuring each reaches the client by the agreed deadline
- Provide detailed reports as required
- Attend client, contractor and project meetings
- Adhere to company standards and guidelines when analysing and providing estimations; focus on maximising profit and customer satisfaction, while minimising any potential risks to the company
- Assist and support other members of the team as and when required

Desired Skills and Experience:
- A good knowledge of the commercial fit out, high end residential and restorative works
- Previous experience in working on complex, time critical, highly prestigious projects
- Competent in taking off from drawings and working with schedules
- Dealing with suppliers and obtaining quotations for products along with placing of bulk orders
- Tender preparation, usually on a lump sum basis for major housing developers
- Ability to visit client sites

Suitable Applicants:
- Proven record of estimating in the construction and fit out field to a high degree
- Extensive experience of working with Gantt tracking tools; MS Project desirable
- Ability to understand technical drawings
- Good IT skills including MS Office, AutoCAD,
- Excellent people skills with experience in the customer interface
- A good eye for detail
- Strong customer-facing skills
- The ability to manage changing workloads
- Self-motivated
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to work under pressure in a methodical, organised manner

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