Office Location : Birmingham
Division : Construction North
Responsible for producing tender pricing submissions and cost plans for public sector framework and private client schemes and undertaking due diligence checks on all information received.
Work in conjunction with available cost data and other estimators to accurately provide assessments for scheme viability to ensure that contracts are secured at margins that are acceptable to ISG
To ensure compliance with the ISG CMS and that the pre-construction commercial functions are operated in conjunction with internal governance being adhered to.
Ensure that cost report documentation is undertaken in a timely manner and that deadlines are met for all commercial requirements throughout the pre-construction process.
It is expected that the Senior Estimator will be involved with projects ranging in value of between £1m - £50m+. Projects may be based in the Public Sector and experience of managing costs and schemes through two-stage procurement and pre-construction phases is required.
The Senior Estimator will be expected to demonstrate collaborative and partnering behaviours aligned to the Public Sector, through which we procure and operate to provide exemplary customer service.
Early identification and notification of risks is necessary to enable the business to plan effectively.
Feed into and assist in building up the cost data bank of information that is used by the wider ISG business.
To liaise with prospective client's both pre and post tender and provide a collaborative experience that promotes the Company
Attend tender launches / settlements for new projects and present figures where required
To ensure the Operations Team receive a full handover of all relevant items on award of contract and to support the Operations Team thereafter
Support where required to prepare and submit suitably qualified and worded tender document
Advise on product selection, specifications and assist with the value engineering
Build rapports with client commercial counterparts throughout 2nd stage negotiations
Manage and control the design throughout the 2nd stage of two-stage tendering, ensuring that the cost plan / budget is maintained and controlled
Ensure the ISG supply chain managers are informed of proposed suppliers and provided with the opportunity to liaise and influence costings on schemes based on ISG supplier agreements.
Ensure that off-site, modern methods of construction options are investigated and pursued wherever possible for all projects as early in the process as possible to maximise any available benefits
Arrange external Bills of Quantities measure or if workload / time allows produce own BoQs
Organise and select enquiries for sub-contract & material quotations
Analyse quotations, check for compliance, compare and negotiate savings
Learn and understand the rule of the frameworks that they work on to ensure that ISG are fully compliant with the requirements of all our frameworks
Share best practice with other team members in the business.
Feed into group benchmarking data following project completions to ensure that accurate up to date cost information is available to the entire construction division for all our sectors
Skills & Experience
Experience of public sector frameworks
Experience of single and two-stage tendering
Must be passionate about work, committed to excellence and continuous improvement both personally and divisionally
Must be able to build trust and confidence through open communications and informing colleagues about issues that will affect their role
Must be able to adapt their management style to suit different individuals and situations
Must be able to articulate a clear purpose to others and encourage a maximum buy in and commitment from them
Must be organised and prioritise own work to deliver on time through managing time effectively
Must be able to take full accountability for their role, actions, judgements and decisions
Confident in making decisions within policy guidelines
Must be able to remain calm and focussed in difficult situations