Nature of employment:
Permanent

About The Role

Overview

As an Estimator it is your responsibility to provide competitive tenders for Architectural Projects as well as assist with Civils Projects, meeting strict tender deadlines and client requirements; complying with blu-3's strict company policies and guidelines. Securing work to supply the operations teams. This includes assessing the costs associated with materials, labour, plant, subcontract and other resources required for successful project completion

Key Role Deliverables
 
• Provide competitive tenders for Architectural (structure, cladding and roofing) for a varied client base.
• Assist with competitive tenders for Civils (groundworks, utilities, foundations) and fit-out for a varied client base.
• Liaise with suppliers and subcontractors to obtain comparable and comprehensive proposals. Create and maintain a database of approved subcontractors in collaboration with our Procurement Department
• Maintain communication between Estimating and Operations for realistic tenders, before and after tender issue.
• Provide support to Pre-Construction Department for pricing additional items, variations and alternative rates for ongoing projects.
• Provide accurate take-offs for provided bills or creating new measured bills according to standard bill structures and methods of measurement
• Keep the estimating team up to date with outgoing tenders and provide information at weekly meetings
• Maintain accurate records of pricing information, quotes, and historical data for future reference.
• Identify potential risks and uncertainties in the estimation process and develop strategies to mitigate them.
• Attend sites monthly for regular updates on actual costs as well as latest methods and construction equipment/resources. Stay informed about market trends, industry standards, and pricing fluctuations for construction materials and services.
• Any other reasonable requests as required by Management
• It is expected that all of your behaviours and day to day activities will be underpinned by the blu-3 company core values

Minimum Qualifications/Experience
• Educated to National Diploma level, ideally construction based
• Suitable experience in a similar role for a minimum of 3 years
• Suitable experience working within relevant sectors
• Suitable experience working with estimating software packages
 
Essential and Desirable Skills
• Essential experience in above-ground projects i.e.buildings, Structural frame (concrete or steel, Architectural cladding, roofing and other elements.
• Knowledge in MEP
• Advantage if there is experience with datacentre projects in other sectors.
Technical knowledge of architectural design to be able to review and understand all enquiry documentation
• Time management skills and flexibility for planning and prioritising tasks
• Managing a number of complex issues within tight and unpredictable time frames
• Good written and verbal communication skills
• Good understanding of Standard Methods of Measurement
• Good working skills in Microsoft Office applications, specially Excel
• Good working skills in Navisworks or similar 3D software
• Good understanding of estimating principles

About Us

Today, blu-3 is a world-class, fully integrated infrastructure provider delivering expertise to the UK and Europe’s largest construction projects. Having grown from a small family firm, today it operates across the residential, commercial, public, technology, infrastructure and data centre markets offering a broad range of services including civil engineering, utilities and construction. The company has secured a reputation for excellence in delivering high quality projects and operates internationally with a proud ethos of working with local suppliers.

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