Mechanical Estimator (Project Department)

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£55000 - £60000 Per Annum


Our Client 

Founded in 1979, our client are  M&E property performance improvement specialists, they continue to be the contractor of choice for the provision of compliancy and property performance services for the NHS, local authorities, social landlords, residents and communities across London and the South East.  

The Role

To work closely with the Bid Team and Contract Managers to draw up assessments of costs of products and services to provide to clients.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

• Compiling Bids for Projects.

• To be able to understand specification documents and be able to produce full take off’s from mechanical and electrical drawings.

• Mechanical project range £1 – 6 million.

• Calculating costs for materials, transport, labour, equipment hire, permits, and other project-related expenses

• Obtaining quotes for all predicted requirements from sub-contractors and suppliers, this will include Electrical and Builders work elements.

• Collating detailed price lists of everything required on each tender/project.

• Clarifying the client’s needs and expectations.

• Prepare detailed and accurate cost estimates, breakdowns, and proposals.

• Assessing and adhering to all risk assessments and health and safety requirements.

• Keeping up to date with inflation, and understand potential risks.

• Analyse potential risks and opportunities associated with the project and incorporate them into the estimate.

• Maintain accurate records and documentation related to estimates and project costs.

• Making visits to site to familiarise with the works and fully understand the scope of works and site-specific requirements of works being tendered.

• Stay up to date on industry standards and regulations

• Present bids to clients and answering their questions.

• Assisting bid writer with specific site information to assist with quality submissions.

• Preparing and submitting quotations for smaller works up to £1 million for contractor’s design style projects with limited information available.

• Desire to want to progress into renewable technologies.

• Ability to tender for multiple projects at any one time.

• Ability to produce value engineering solutions.

• Produce programme of works and site logistic plans at tender stage to demonstrate to clients we understand their requirements and to present our delivery methods

The Ideal Candidate Will Have

• Strong Mechanical knowledge is a must have

• Strong mathematical and financial skills.

• Highly proficient in numeracy

• Good negotiation skills

• Experience with estimating software

• An effective communicator

• Ability to undertake project management

• Detail orientated

• Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines

• Ability to work alone and as a part of a team

• Excellent at problem solving

In return our client is offering up to a £60k (DOE) + excellent company benefits including company car, company phone, company laptop, and the below benefits: 

  • 21 days holiday increasing by 1 day every 2 years’ service up to a maximum of 25 days, plus statutory days
  • Pension scheme – Auto enrolment
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Staff Discounts
  • Company Vehicle
  • Mobile Phone
  • Laptop
  • We are an equal opportunities employer

Apply below, or contact  Jamie Rooke on 07951 950291 and please email your CV to prompt a call back: Jamie@projectstart.co.uk

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