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Mechanical Estimator

Job Type:
Market related


Mechanical Estimator
Water Industry
Remote working available
Staff preferred may consider Contractors

Our Client in the Water Industry is looking to strengthen their Estimating team with a Mechanical Estimator. This role can be regionally based from any of their frameworks in either Thames region, Peterborough, Brighton, Stepps, Derby, Preston or Salford Quays.  You will complete the preparation of analytical estimates, that are technically correct and with an acceptable risk level, from outline drawings and specifications

You will report directly to the Estimating Manager and the responsibilities will include:

Preparation of analytical estimates for Mechanical Engineering works, that are technically accurate and with an acceptable risk level, from outline drawings and specifications

Participate in the design development to assess buildability, materials, innovation and cost effectiveness of proposals.

Provide high level pricing information early in the Tender for optioneering and budgeting exercises to ensure the most cost-effective solution offered.

Ensure procedures, including risk and governance processes, are followed, documented and correct authorisations are in place.

Contribute to the preparation of Tender Preparation and Tender Construction programmes.

Prepare a staff schedule for the Tender, using feedback from successful contracts and collaborating with other functions

Participate in the preparation of a procurement plan with the central/regional buyers to agree suppliers & sub-contractors, terms & conditions and discount levels

Prepare enquiries and obtain competitive quotations for mechanical engineering resources, particularly materials and sub-contractors. Obtain completed construction and design questionnaires where appropriate.

Maintain an up to date awareness and knowledge of Technical developments and new methods within the Industry.

Prepare financial models for framework submissions, including setting appropriate staff rates  

Cost coding using the standardised system in order to allow meaningful feedback and cost capture going forward

About The Candidate
Several years estimating experience utilising a computerised analytical estimating system
Planning capability sufficient to prepare Tender Programmes
Design and construction experience sufficient to influence the design and buildability of a project, choice of materials and be able to contribute to optioneering
Understanding Conditions of Contract and Specifications commonly used within the Water Industry
Understanding of Partnering and Framework arrangements
Experience in risk management techniques
Knowledge of the processes, equipment and services that are used within the water industry

Preferably Degree Qualified in a Mechanical Engineering Discipline
Ideally Member of a professional institution
Experienced in CCS Candy Construction Software

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