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Estimator (Graduate or HLA Opportunity)

Job Summary

Clarke are a growing construction business based in Ballymena with a portfolio of work that reaches all over the UK and Ireland.

Our people are our priority, they make us stand out, we are extremely proud of them and what we have achieved.

We now have an exciting opportunity for an Estimator (Graduate/HLA opportunity) to join our Pre-Construction Team.

Our Estimators are vital to our success, their knowledge of the industry and experience ensure they provide detailed estimates for tenders and jobs taking into account cost, time and client expectations. The role will largely be determined by assisting our Estimating and Sales Team in a pre-contract role to ensure glazing and cladding tenders are returned accurately and in a timely manner. and helping us win projects we can be proud of.

This role is based in our Head Office in Ballymena but will require travel to the UK.

Role Summary:

  • Receiving & logging tender enquiries
  • Communicate with clients on tender status
  • Prepare tender submissions, estimates and proposals in a timely manner.
  • Analysis and estimation of value engineering opportunities to ensure bids are competitive.
  • Quantity take-off, BOQ preparation and unit rate buildups.
  • Preparation, issue, follow up and negotiation of supplier enquiries & quotations.
  • Completion of tender checklists.
  • Final bid preparation & submission.
  • Follow up and negotiation of submitted tenders including attendance at tender review meetings as necessary.
  • Preparation of Project Information Packs for post-contract team.
  • Attendance at internal tender review & project handover meetings.
  • Successfully co-ordinate as part of the management team through liaison with clients / client representatives, architects, consultant engineers, site managers, supervisors, planners, surveyors and HSEQ officers.

Essential Criteria

  • High standard of organisational and time management skills
  • Sound knowledge of general construction methods
  • Construction related third level degree or similar Diploma
  • Able to travel to England or South of Ireland approx. 1-2 days per fortnight. This will be on a spontaneous basis due to the nature of tender meetings.
  • Sound communication, numerical & literacy skills.
  • High level of IT literacy, especially in Microsoft Packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Full UK driving licence.

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience with estimating software (EQUE2, Conquest etc.)
  • Experience pricing with LogiKal software.
  • Technical knowledge of SFS, Rainscreen Cladding & Glazing systems (Metal Technology, Aluprof, Schueco).
  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience within a similar role.

Remuneration

  • Attractive level of remuneration depending on expertise and experience
  • State of the art offices
  • Health cash plan
  • Private health care
  • Pension
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Opportunities for career development

Visit our Website to understand our business, our people and culture, and if you’d like to apply for this position please forward your CV to us by 12 noon, Friday 13 May 2022, outlining clearly how you meet the defined essential and where applicable, desirable criteria (previous applicants need not apply)

We are an equal opportunities employer, and led by our values (creative, brave, determined, collaborative, passionate, true).

Diversity and Inclusion is at the heart of our business

 

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