Posted March 25, 2024

Senior Estimator

  • Employer McLaughlin & Harvey
  • Location Belshill, North Lanarkshire
  • Salary Competitive plus benefits

McLaughlin & Harvey are one of the leading Building and Civil Engineering Contractors operating throughout the UK and Ireland.

We are seeking to recruit an experienced Senior Estimator to join the team.

Responsibilities

The Senior Estimator shall be responsible for Pre-Construction Estimating, working closely and directly with internal / external clients, other disciplines and teams from project inception, accountable and responsible for all financial and estimating aspects of the projects.

To procure contracts and budgets for the Company in accordance with the Business Strategy.

To ensure highly competitive, carefully resourced, analysed tender costs and preparing quality submissions to clients. To work within Frameworks evaluating negotiated contracts. To be aware of company targets for new orders and aim to better them with profitable successful bids.

The desired outcome being that the Company will achieve sufficient new work to enable continued growth in accordance with the Business Strategy.

  • To prepare and review tenders being processed in the Estimating department
  • To liaise with the Estimating Director/Commercial Director/Finance department on contractual terms, bonds and insurances
  • To liaise with Senior Management and obtain their input into tenders, offers and proposals.
  • To arrange handover meetings and formally hand-over new contracts
  • To assist the Estimating Director /Pre-Construction Director in developing new contacts and clients
  • To lead negotiations in relation to tenders, offers and proposals, when directed to by the Estimating Director /Pre-Construction Director
  • Experience on working on Frameworks through all stages
  • Sound knowledge of Estimating on large scale building projects
  • Price from first principles, procurement of subs/materials quotes, preparation of tender settlement sheets to main contractor's Prelims
  • Prepare Cost Plans from inception and prepare own quantities from minimal information
  • Take ownership with tenders from receiving the documents through to adjudication of tenders.
  • Meet and engage with key Supply Chain during the tender process period
  • Fulfil the role of Senior Estimator on projects, managing all estimating elements with interface with suppliers, clients and across our commercial, operations and project functions
  • Understand the corporate and contract specific estimating procedures and carry out all work in accordance with these
  • Responsible for the preparation of estimates from conception through to detailed estimates for identified projects within the company
  • Assist in the training of estimating staff and trainees/graduates working in or seconded to the department for a period of time
  • Ability to understand complex engineering drawings and designs and to translate these into build needs, sequence and timings
  • Assessment and recording of the likely competition when tendering
  • Liaise with the procurement in dealing with suppliers and subcontractors at tender stage to obtain the most competitive prices ensuring firm quotes are received for significant materials and subcontract items to support the best net estimate
  • Requesting further information from Client/Design Team and arrange meeting if required
  • Attend handover meeting and brief team on tender bid
  • Run multiple projects at any one time at different stages, cost plan, design feasibility, competitive tender
  • Producing estimates and cost plans from concept plans and specification
  • Excellent construction technology knowledge
  • Work on Conquest Estimating System including On Screen Take Off
  • Database management
  • Design /Cost Control
  • Subcontract analysis and comparisons

Qualifications

Essential

  • Maintain technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing technical publications.

Desirable

  • Educated to degree or HND level with relevant work experience

Experience

Candidates must be able to demonstrate previous experience in a similar role.

Excellent communication and Numeracy skills

What's in it for you?

At McLaughlin and Harvey we offer a fantastic benefits package including the following:

  • Flexible and Hybrid working
  • Competitive salary
  • 33 days annual leave entitlement
  • Generous pension contributions
  • Life Assurance

If this sounds like the role for you, please apply by clicking here.

McLaughlin & Harvey are an equal opportunities employer

Kelly Chapman

Kelly Chapman
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