Senior Estimator - Building North West
Galliford Try
1d ago
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    Galliford Try Building are looking for a Senior Estimator to join their team in the North West of England.

    Role Overview :

    The successful candidate will be focused on getting the best price that will win the contract in a competitive bidding situation, whilst ensuring that the contract can be carried out profitability.

    Key Responsibilities :

  • Review ITT documentation, understand requirements and translate into winning bid strategy
  • Identify requirement for additional design consultants and surveys
  • Preparation of enquiry schedules and liaising with the Commercial, Procurement and Operational Departments in the selection of appropriate companies from whom quotations should be sought.
  • Obtaining sufficient quotations enabling valued commercial judgements at settlement meetings.

  • Detailed analysis of subcontractors’ tender returns, taking account of programme, methodology, risks and price to ensure recommendation of correct supply chain
  • Provide all information necessary to enable the Legal / Commercial Director to review insurances, bonds and Warranties
  • Produce analytical rate build up information for Bills of Quantities as instructed in an accurate and well detailed format
  • To identify and analyse angles to give a commercial advantage to the Company bids
  • To identify and analyse risks and produce a risk register to support the tender at settlement meetings.
  • Prepare site preliminary cost estimates in accordance with the current Company trading requirements.
  • To attend the tender settlement meetings and ensuring that all relevant cost information is readily available for presentation and complete the tender as instructed and gain confidence of Management Board in presenting quality of cost estimate information
  • All documentation gathered for a successful bid submission to departments concerned that comply with the Company Quality Management System.
  • Communicate to all parties the nature of the work and any special conditions affecting the contract, by the production staff fully understanding how the bid was put together

  • Maintain regular contact with the Delivery Teams at all times to obtain feedback on cost, technical and commercial performance.
  • Produce high level and detailed cost plans to support work winning activities
  • Produce and contribute to the written submission of stage tender opportunities i.e commentary to support cost plan submission, procurement strategy etc
  • Record tender outcomes / Feedback to ensure lessons learnt
  • Adhere to systems and procedures on BMS
  • Procure and negotiate design consultant fees and surveys
  • Establishing and maintaining positive and effective relationships with clients, partners and post tender project teams
  • Experience and Qualifications :

  • HNC / HND / Degree Construction or equivalent
  • A good understanding of commercial estimating software (Conquest) and Excel
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communications skills
  • The ability to work on their own initiative and as part of a team
  • Key sector experience is essential, healthcare including P framework, education including familiarity with DfE framework, leisure including hotels and student accommodation
  • Experience of working on project values between £-£M
  • A proven track record of preparing tenders in respect of major building projects, gained with a main contractor
  • Experience of typical procurement routes including Single and Two Stage Tendering, Design & Build, Frameworks and Negotiated Tenders
  • In Return :

    We offer an opportunity to work on some of the UKs most exciting construction projects, in a fast-paced environment where each day brings new challenges.

    We also offer a competitive salary and benefits package and we will always consider flexible working hours and arrangements.

    With an ambitious strategy, we’re poised for further growth and success, so if you’re committed, talented and enthusiastic, Galliford Try is the right place for you.

    About us :

    We are one of the UK’s leading housebuilding and construction groups. For years, Galliford Try has helped to shape the world around us and today we are at the forefront of the construction industry with approximately , employees working on a huge range of housebuilding and construction projects.

    As a FTSE listed UK business, our focus is on delivering first class business solutions and building long-term relationships with our customers, employees, supply chain and communities we work in.

    Our involvement in some of the UK's most high profile and innovative projects ensures our employees benefit from unrivalled opportunities and career progression.

    Construction Division :

    As a major UK contractor our Construction Division has a diversified workload in the public, regulated and private sectors.

    The Division boasts a strong reputation for providing whole-life solutions, high standards of project delivery, and an ability to innovate.

    It predominately operates under either the Galliford Try or the Morrison Construction brands, and is organised into five key segments : Building, Infrastructure, Facilities Management, Investments and Integrated Solutions.


    The Building Division works across health, education, defense and commercial markets, with a well-balanced spread of both public and private sector clients.

    Our extensive experience and expertise in building projects enables us to understand our clients’ construction needs and deliver solutions that surpass their expectations.

    Galliford Try is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community

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