M&E Estimator / Bid Manager

Horsham, West Sussex
£50,000+ depending on experience
05 Dec 2016
19 Jan 2017
Engineer, Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

M&E Estimator / Bid Manager



We are looking for an experienced M&E Estimator / Bid Manager to join our growing team in Horsham. The successful new team member will have the opportunity to develop their key role in our dynamic business, working unsupervised on estimates from initial tender stage through to client delivery.

About Baystar

We offer a turn-key solution (design, installation and maintenance) across three main services: Hard Facilities Management, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering and Sustainable Energy Solutions. Our aim is to ensure optimal efficiency for our clients to reduce their running costs and carbon emissions. We are currently further expanding our client base and taking on more project work while growing our distribution business. To find out more please visit www.baystar.co.uk.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Research and prepare coherent and cost effective bids/tenders
  • Ensure the build-up and supporting documents are logically maintained
  • Liaise with project delivery teams and procurement to assess supply chain
  • Determine the necessity of site visits to understand build ability and risk
  • Interpret drawings and specifications to establish most cost effective solutions on site
  • Present tender/bid at client meetings
  • Participate in handover of successful bids to project delivery team
  • Ensure project delivery team understand the technical, financial and key programme issues and the key business drivers and expectations of the client
  • Demonstrate an ability for innovation that differentiates Baystar tender from competition
  • Develop business relationships through networking with existing and potential clients, competitors and suppliers to understand the market, competition and future opportunities

Key Qualifications:

  • Qualified to HNC/ONC in an Engineering discipline with appropriate experience in a similar role
  • Full clean driving licence

Key Skills:

  • Undertake technical/commercial appraisals of supplier and subcontractor quotations
  • Demonstrable ability to analyse drawings, specifications, proposals and other documentation to prepare time, product, cost and labour estimates using specialised methodologies
  • Have some understanding of programming and build ability
  • Proven track record in successful project awards
  • IT competent in spreadsheets and using bespoke estimating software
  • Knowledge of Design & Build Estimating
  • Able to formulate crew mix and labour rate
  • Able to measure drawings and take off quantities
  • Varied experience of all types of installation
  • Knowledge of standard specifications, British Standards and Good Practice

Personal Qualities:

  • Self-motivated, energetic "can-do" approach and team player mentality
  • Good communication and negotiating skills, both internally and externally
  • Able to prioritise workload and work to deadlines


-£50,000+ depending on experience


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