Ground Engineering Estimator

Job Title: Ground Engineering Estimator
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Burscough
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Start Date: 2018-10-23
Reference: 20218
Contact Name: Tom Parkes
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 23, 2018 16:46

Job Description


Purpose of Job
To secure work for our client's Northern Business Unit, by leading and co-ordinating all aspects of selected tender(s), ensuring high quality, competitive proposals are delivered to customers in a manner consistent with the business strategy and procedures. The role will involve building client relationships through engagement with client teams throughout the pre-construction process.

Key Tasks
  • Lead the bid process to ensure that tender deliverables are produced in a timely and effective manner ensuring clients needs are evaluated and understood.
  • Review tender enquiry documents (drawings, specifications, site investigation, and client requirements) and submission requirements, ensuring we evaluate all relevant information in the bid process.
  • Ensure that innovative solutions are produced (if necessary liaise with the design team) and that all identified risks are mitigated.
  • Ensure that the correct methods, outputs and plant/resources are selected to deliver the solution (if necessary liaise with the operations team and Ops Director/ Business Unit Manager), ensuring that all risks are mitigated.
  • Prepare tender price schedules and documents in accordance with the pricing strategy, risk assessments and our clients procedures.
  • Ensure that cost plans are accurate and reflect the project requirements and risk profile.
  • Ensure effective communication with customers during and after the bid process to maximise our opportunities and to build long term relationships and encourage repeat work.
  • Provide considered responses to customer questions including post tender queries. Willingness to attend meetings, and a professional image is essential.
  • Ensure that the operation and commercial teams have received an effective handover of bid documentation.
  • Manage customer contact, present tender proposals to customers and contribute to customer meetings during the tender process.
  • Ensure compliance with business strategy and authority levels.

Knowledge + Experience Required
  • Proven experience (in an estimating role ideally) and good technical/engineering knowledge of ground engineering processes. Preferably Degree qualified.
  • Experience in the preparation and delivery of tender proposals along with some design experience preferable.
  • Knowledge of the UK piling and geotechnical market.
  • Good communication, a team player, and is comfortable with the pressures of working to time deadlines.
  • Computer literate with all the major Microsoft office programmes.
  • The individual should be customer centric in approach, with the ability to recognise potential opportunities in invitations to tender.
  • The individual should have a desire to continuously pursue innovation and development, with a focus on the customer and the ground engineering business.
  • Valid CSCS card preferable.

Physical Working Environment
  • Office Based Burscough, Lancashire
  • Role involves travel as required to visit clients, meetings and sites.

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