Electrical Estimator

Location England
Discipline: Civil Engineering and Infrastructure
Job type: Permanent
Salary: ££45000 - £50000 per annum
Contact name: Kate McKnight

Contact email: kmcknight@novaxrecruitment.com
Job ref: KMCK776_1635327461
Published: about 1 month ago

Role: Electrical Estimator

Salary: £45,000-£50,000

A unique opportunity has arisen to work for a well-established highly reputable regional Civil Engineering company who undertake a diverse range of civil engineering projects on a nationwide basis. They specialise in EHV cable installations, fibre optic installations, utility diversionary schemes, roads and sewers.

Role Description

The Estimator is responsible for the timely production of detailed pricing of HV & EHV civil & cable Installations up to 132kV generally in the public highway from client scope and specifications. This will require the compilation of accurate estimates from mainly first principle methods for multi discipline works, including labour, plant, equipment, materials and sub-contract requirements during tendering and bidding.

Key Responsibilities

  • Review tender documents, interpret requirements and work with colleagues to develop the bid strategy
  • Identify and anticipate potential risks
  • Liaise with street works department (providing route details) to obtain Gazetteer information & Local Authority restrictions
  • Liaise with procurement to obtain aggregate, asphalt, concrete, plastic product and subcontractor pricing
  • Prepare bespoke & or Excel cost models from first principles for use when estimating, budgeting and forecasting. Keep cost models up to date with current rates from labour, subcontract, plant and material resources
  • Liaise with the Project and Delivery Managers to determine outputs, programme, resource, approach to pricing of schemes including site surveys if or where required
  • Tender Submissions to include preparing, negotiating and analysing costs for tenders, prepare subcontract tender enquiries & evaluation subcontract responses
  • Final bid review and sign off with Divisional Director / Senior Managers prior to submission of bid
  • All pre and post tender commercial activities, including attending post tender reviews and or BAFO meetings
  • Tender handover for successful tender to delivery team & QS as part of Project Pre-Start meeting, provide detailed build up to rates and pricing

Essential Qualifications/Experience/Skills

  • Methodical way of thinking
  • Good knowledge of civil engineering in particular utility contracting
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Good financial and numeracy management skills
  • Excellent communication and negotiating skills
  • The ability to absorb complex information and asses requirements
  • Computer literate with MS Excel & Word, also preferred but not essential MS Project
  • Trustworthiness and discretion when handling confidential information
  • Self-motivated but able to work as part of a team
  • Degree in estimating or equivalent or Minimum 5 years-experience in similar utilities position
  • Competent in use of MS Word & Excel

If this role is of interest or you would like to find out, please apply directly or call us directly and ask for Kate Mcknight

At Novax we are a specialist in the Engineering and Construction Sector. If you feel this role may not be directly suited to yourself but find yourself looking. We have a range of vacancies across these sectors please do register a CV.