Intermediate/Senior Electrical Estimator

England, London
£50000 - £70000 per annum
08 Aug 2019
07 Sep 2019
Jade Cameron
Specialist area
Building services (general)
Contract Type
Full Time

We are currently working with a very well established M&E services company based on the Essex/London border. They have an enviable reputation within the industry for delivering outstanding projects within the commercial and residential sectors.

Due to their continued growth and success, they now have a fantastic opportunity for an Electrical Estimator to join their commercial team. Reporting to the Estimating Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for preparing accurate and timely estimates for projects to consistent and competitive levels.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities

  • The candidate must take responsibility for all electrical related estimation works

  • Playing a key role in tendering meetings, in submitting and managing bids and for accurate documentation

  • Preparation revision and submission at all required stages through to award of contract, including negotiation stages

  • Creating a fully detailed tender based on a performance specification and services drawings

  • Production of estimates using industry known estimating software, using standard methods of measurements where required

  • Responsible for gathering data required in preparing lump sum

  • Winning and tendering desired projects, achieving discounts with suppliers and sub-contractors

  • Send out inquiries and work closely with supply chain at tender stage to ensure correct and competitive prime costs.
  • Producing any required schedules of materials where required

  • Query bid documentation as may be required to clear up any ambiguities, errors and omissions in tender prior to tender closing - Producing a list of RFI's and submit to the client

  • Estimating cost analysis and estimate co-ordination

  • Liaise and negotiate with end clients to ascertain the exact requirements for estimates and understanding budget constraints

  • Reading and understanding the scope of works and specification

  • Read drawings to scale and compiling detailed schedules/take-off's

  • Identify scope of value engineering/value creation and identify tender risk

  • Review and ascertain costs associated with logistics

  • Inputting material and labour into estimation

  • Populate client's tender summary breakdown

  • Arrange tender review meeting with senior management and agree submittals

  • Attend client post-tender meetings

  • Produce estimates from various stages of the process with varying degrees of information

  • Maintaining an up to date understanding of technical contractual and commercial developments, continually seeking to win contract through negotiation, single tender action or by alternative solutions

  • Prepare information packages for handover to construction team if successful

  • Attend handover meeting and brief the team on the tender bid

Key Skills & Behaviours

  • Takes responsibility for getting things done
  • Readily adapts to changing demands
  • Good with numbers
  • Highly organised with a keen eye for detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Dedicated and hard working
  • Confident and well mannered
  • Keen to learn and develop
  • Supports and co-operates with others

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