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Estimator

  • Location: Winchester
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 18 days ago

  • Sector: Infrastructure
  • Contact: Duncan Lowe
  • Contact Email: dlowe@nrl.co.uk
  • Contact Phone: 01483 400 486
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 09 July 2021
  • Job Ref: 1036213
NRL are currently recruiting for an Estimator on behalf of one of our clients based in Winchester.

 
Role Responsibilities:
  • Deal with client enquiries in writing, email and via the telephone;
  • Produce accurate quotations in accordance with the customers’ requirements / documentation and carry out measured site surveys if required.   All aspects of this process would be reviewed by a senior member of the department prior to submission;
  • Liaise with potential clients and record the progress/amendments seeking advice from a senior member of staff if required and passing information on to the Senior Estimator or Bid Manager;
  • Negotiate final contract sums and attend pre-order meetings, with the assistance of either the Bid Manager or the Head of Pre-Contracts;
  • Record orders received and organise contract handover meetings with relevant staff, under the guidance of a Bid Manager or the Head of Pre-Contracts;
  • Keep fully up-to-date with all envelope systems used by our client, including additional training if required;
  • Ensure archiving/filing of estimates are recorded and kept up-to-date;
  • Assist in maintaining Causeway computerised estimating system, including the updating of material costs in the computer database when required;
  • ensure any updates of the computerised systems are implemented under suitable supervision;
  • Liaise with other departments such as procurement, quantity surveying, design and site / project managers;
  • Chasing and requesting outstanding information from clients;
  • Sending emails, letters and making telephone calls in order to obtain all the information necessary;
  • Photocopying/scanning and distributing contractual information to internal departments;
  • Conduct all of the above in line with the procedures laid down in the approved quality assurance document.
 

Role Requirements:
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, in particular Word, Excel and Outlook. 
  • Knowledge of computerised estimating systems.
  • Knowledge of server based or web based data storage systems.
  • Experience in a closely related industry, i.e. roofing, cladding, glazing or curtain walling.
  • Contributes towards an environment of confidence and respect.
  • Considers the impact of opting for particular design / commercial options or delivery outcomes.
  • Learns from experience and uses this experience to generate improvements for both clients and the Company.
  • Understands the factors affecting different departments and projects within the Company.
  • Follows the timetable set and keeps relevant managers informed of progress.
  • Listens, questions and clarifies information and instructions.
  • Manages own time and completes multiple tasks / assignments with potentially competing deadlines.
  • Properly documents tasks and procedures.
  • Is a positive influence over team/office morale.
  • Is an active participant in meetings.
  • Offers assistance to others.
  • Develops an awareness of the impact projects may have on the community.
  • Has a good understanding of and a proactive approach to environmental issues.
 

What is in it for you:
  • Competitive hourly rate
  • Stable contract duration