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Senior Estimator

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Senior Estimator

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.

Due to a significant period of growth, our team are expanding!

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented Senior Estimator to join our Pre-Construction Team. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing detailed estimates for tenders for large scale glazing and cladding projects and will develop others in the team through knowledge share and mentoring to enable them to do the same.

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

Role Summary

  • Prepare tender submissions, estimates and proposals according to agreed deadlines and quality standards.
  • Analysis and estimation of value engineering opportunities to ensure bids are competitive.
  • Liaison with in-house experts to understand where additional benefits can be gained.
  • Receiving and logging tender enquiries
  • Communicate with clients on tender status.
  • Quantity take-off, BOQ preparation and unit rate build-ups.
  • 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 and project handover meetings
  • Successfully collaborate with key stakeholders to include with clients / client representatives, architects, consultant engineers, site managers, supervisors, planners, surveyors and HSEQ officers
  • Mentor new or apprentice team members Knowledge sharing
  • Checking drawings
  • Offering support and advice to improve
  • Take part in knowledge sharing activities in the business.

Essential Experience

  • Higher level qualification in design, quantity surveying or construction
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Façade pricing experience
  • High level of IT literacy, especially in Microsoft Packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Experienced in the use of estimating software (e.g., EQUE2, Conquest etc)
  • High standard of organisational and time management skills.
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Flexible and adaptable approach to work
  • Motivated team player and ability to take initiative.
  • Excellent numerical and literacy skills.
  • Sound knowledge of general construction methods and building regs

Desirable Criteria

  • Pricing experience using LogiKal software.
  • Pricing experience of large construction projects £3m- £10m
  • Technical knowledge of SFS, Rainscreen Cladding & Glazing systems (Metal Technology, Aluprof, Schueco).

Remuneration

  • Attractive level of remuneration depending on expertise and experience
  • Flexible working hours
  • 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 5.00 pm on Tuesday 8 August 2023, outlining clearly how you meet the defined essential and where applicable, desirable criteria.

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.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Flexitime
  • Gym membership
  • On-site parking
  • Private dental insurance
  • Private medical insurance
  • Referral programme
  • Wellness programme

Schedule:

  • Flexitime
  • Monday to Friday

Work authorisation:

  • United Kingdom (required)

 

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