Strong Recruitment Group are currently looking for an Estimator, located in Manchester on a permanent basis.

Candidate Specification:

  • Provide the client with a first-class customer service.
  • Review tender documents assessing scope, risks involved, tender complexity and provide feedback to Directors.
  • In conjunction with the Contract Manager / Senior Management review contract details relevant to the company’s ability to deliver under the contract.
  • Carry out material take offs and send out enquiries to subcontractors and suppliers for each tender for works packages required from the tender documentation, drawings and specifications.
  • Evaluate returned quotations from suppliers and, where necessary, enter into correspondence with suppliers to bring quotations in line with the project specification requirements.
  • Make site visits to tender location as necessary to establish site logistics.
  • Attend internal handover meetings in the presence of the Operational and Commercial team.
  • Attend pre-contract / pre-ward meetings with prospective clients to finalise tender queries and settle tender sum as necessary
  • Assist the operational / site commercial team with queries on tender allowances, productions etc.
  • Seek feedback and make tender amendments where applicable for future reference utilising client feedback on submitted tenders.

Skills:

  • Preferably degree-qualified (civil engineering) but would also consider a minimum HND / HNC (civil engineering).
  • Varied background of civil engineering projects and differing roles
  • Experience within a civil engineering estimating department.
  • Must have good working knowledge of –
  • Local Authority highwaysUU infrastructure (clean & wastewater)Groundworks including RC foundations, drainage, earthworks, Bulk earthworks, remediation. Highway structures (bridges, retaining walls and culverts) External works including public realm and hard landscaping.
  • Possess good knowledge of CESSM, SMM7, Highways Method of Measurement
  • Working knowledge of NEC Forms of Contract. Ability to compile Contract Data Part 2.
  • Able to produce tenders on lump sum, remeasure able and schedule of rates basis.
  • Methodical, organised and ability to meet rigorous tender deadlines.

The salary on offer ranges from £45,000 to £55,000 p.a. plus many benefits:

  • 24 paid days per annum plus bank holidays. Additional days awarded for long service and the option to buy up to an additional 5 days per annum.
  • 4% employee contribution, 6% employer contribution after 3-month probation period. Available on a salary sacrifice basis.
  • 4 x Annual salary for death in service.
  • Simply Health – health care cash plan level 1 which includes 24/7 GP access and face to face counselling sessions.
  • Participation in the Company’s profit-sharing bonus scheme, annual bonus payable at Christmas.
  • savings of up to 40% off cinema tickets, popcorn & drinks and Annual Cinema Passes at Cine world Cinemas.

If this is something you would be interested in, please contact Nicole @ Strong Recruitment Group on 02030068406 or send your up to date cv to nicole.taggart@strong-group.co.uk

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