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Quantity Surveyor Estimator

Posted 13 March by Search Consultancy Easy Apply Ended

The role of Estimator/QS is key to the company's future development and success in delivering a continuous flow of new business and identifying future opportunities in competitive tendering projects. Established as a key civil engineering company specialising in ground works, piling, drainage and earthworks.
The Directors seek to attract a Quantity Surveyor with broad commercial skills and a strong background in estimating whilst understanding the commercial drivers, risk profiles and key success factors for Clients procuring civil engineering. The Estimator/QS will ensure robust, accurate and innovative advice is delivered to clients to align with their needs and business objectives. The ability to work within a small established team in maximising potential opportunities is paramount.
Location: Head office - North Lake District
Key responsibilities are outlined but not limited to the following:-
Work Procurement (Estimator)
* Monitor relevant planning authority web sites , tender portals etc. to identify work opportunities
* Pursue opportunities to obtain tender documents
* Assist in the completion and submission of PQQs
Pre-Contract (Estimator)
* Maintain sub-contract data base
* Maintain material suppliers database
* Assess tender documents to ensure sufficient information available to prepare tender
* Take off quantities
* Assist in the preparation and issue of sub-contract enquiries and assessment of quotations upon receipt
* Assist in the preparation and issue of material supply enquiries and assessment of quotations upon receipt
* Pricing of range of trades associated with civil / groundwork packages
* Complete tender documents for submission
* Prepare specifications and / or Contractors proposals
* Submit tenders and follow up
* Post tender negotiations
Post Contract (QS)
* Maintain contract documentation and advise on pre tender and post contract matters
* Preparation and issue of contractual letters to clients and / or sub-contractors
* Post contract liaison with clients
* Post contract liaison with design team
* Carry out take-offs for material procurement
* Sub-contract negotiation
* Preparation and submission of interim valuations
* Site measurement
* Manage and value variations
* Agreement and certification of sub-contractors interim valuations and final accounts
* Preparation and submission of several works final account
* Agreement of final accounts
Skills
* Good working knowledge of forms of contract currently used within the Building and Civil Engineering industry
* Good working knowledge of standard forms of measurement.
* Experience in Conquest or similar construction specific software
* IT literate with sound knowledge of Microsoft Office packages
* Excellent communication skills
* Previous experience in a similar role preferably with a contractor

Search is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age.

Reference: 34673371

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