Senior Estimator

Red Rock Consultants Ltd.
£45K- £60K
12 Mar 2018
11 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

This well-established family business based in Wolverhampton is growing year on year. What originally started off as a West Midlands business quickly grew into a nationwide operation and their expertise began to stretch into taking on more general construction, refurbishment and design and build projects.

The same principles of attention to detail, passion and customer service that helped them grow in the early days are still evident, proud to be a considerate contractor that employs over 100 people on up to 30 different projects across the UK every year.

The business has developed an enviable reputation for delivering high quality projects for pub estates, community centres, churches and heritage projects.

Their portfolio encompasses everything from small renovations and interior fit-outs to refurbishments and large scale design and build contracts for some of the UK’s most exciting pub estates…all carried out by their construction experts and an experienced supply chain that shares their passion for high standards

Due to an upcoming retirement, they have an opening for a Senior Estimator to join our team. You will be coming into the business to work under current role holder to have a full handover prior to his June retirement

Duties to include

  • Maintain the highest level of commercial confidentiality in all aspects of employment
  • Check specifications and drawings received against the tender enquiry documents and report on missing information
  • Select suppliers / sub-contractors from the approved list and issue to the Bid Team and Senior Management for comments
  • Prepare and send out enquiries to suppliers / sub-contractors selected from the clients preferred list
  • Ensure through liaison with Estimating Assistant that any new companies are pre-qualified and issued with a company assessment form
  • Maintain communications and consult with the selected suppliers / sub-contractors during the tender period
  • Attend mid tender meetings with client / professional team and carry out site surveys/visits as required
  • Measure works from specification and drawings and create pricing schedules
  • Input measure into a computerised estimating system or excel
  • Appraise technically and commercially supplier / sub-contractor quotations
  • Select most favourable quotation for insertion into tender ensuring all qualifications, clarifications and assumptions have been assessed and normalised across all tendering suppliers / sub-contractors
  • Calculate labour rates and apply known factors to labour norms
  • Summarise tender build up and print reports
  • Engineer alternative solutions to gain a commercial advantage
  • Attend tender summary meetings and carry out technical presentations to management
  • Advise on areas of risk and produce qualifications and clarifications to limit that risk; keep electronic filing and hard copy filing up to date
  • Preparation of tender return and supporting documentation with Bid Team
  • Attend post tender meetings with the client/professional team

In return you will receive a competitive salary and all the benefits associated with working for a well-established, independent family owned business

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