Head of Estimating

Location: London UK | Sector: Utilities

Description

Our client, a leading water sector contractor is seeking to hire a Head of Estimating to lead and oversee the cost estimation process for numerous forthcoming tendering opportunities. In this role, your responsibilities will involve contributing to the enhancement and streamlining of the estimation process to boost efficiency, clarity and precision, all while minimising costs. Additionally, you will be responsible for fostering connections with both new and established clients.

This role requires actively identifying opportunities, analysing bids, tenders, and related documents to create activity schedules encompassing factors such as time, materials, labour variables and associated costs.

Responsibilities

  • Working within the wider team to source information, develop the company’s proposition and manage the flow of information.
  • Prepare accurate estimates and tender bids from customers’ documentation, specifications, and other related information and standards.
  • Liaising with internal and external Stakeholders.
  • Identifying appropriate suppliers and sub-contractors from the company’s supplier database or the client’s preferred supplier list.
  • Generating enquiries, obtaining and analysing quotes for tender requirements from sub-contractors and suppliers.
  • Achieve competitive quotations and secure pre-bid agreements.
  • Collating detailed price lists and bills of quantities of everything needed on each project, this includes calculating and presenting the cost of people, plant, materials, transport, labour, and equipment hire to help inform the tender bid submission.
  • Provide progress reports on all bid and tender opportunities.

Requirements

  • Be able to manage your time effectively to meet tender deadlines.
  • Demonstrate excellent negotiation and communication skills.
  • Think innovatively and proactively.
  • Possess strong commercial awareness.
  • Have excellent attention to detail, thoroughness, and accuracy in tender preparation.
  • Work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Experience within the water contracting industry is preferable.

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