Construction Estimator

Kirkham, Preston Posted: 10 May 2024
Warden Careers - Estimator

Job description

The opportunity

The role of a construction estimator is an important one within the preconstruction team at Warden. As an estimator you will develop construction estimates and bid information to support the company in pursuit of new business.

You will work closely with others at our head office within our preconstruction and business development teams to ensure the company delivers competitive and high quality responses for both single stage and two stage tender submissions.

Who we are

At Warden we believe in Building Something Greater. We’re not here just to build, but to deliver outstanding construction projects that help to improve lives and communities.

We operate across the North West with a strong presence in public sector delivery of new build and refurbishment projects in  education, blue light, further education, public and leisure buildings, healthcare and maintenance supported by private sector commercial, specialist residential and industrial schemes.

We’re looking for people who personify our values of quality, continuous improvement, growing people and delivering social value.

In return, we offer a great working environment where our people are rewarded fairly, looked after properly, and supported to achieve their personal and professional goals.

Your responsibilities

As an estimator, you’ll be responsible for producing estimates from BQ’s and Drawings & Specifications, under both traditional and design & build contracts. Working for a diverse client base and frameworks you will be involved in contract values range from £50k – £15m. Building strong relationships and working client facing within collaborative public framework environments in which we operate is essential.

  • Appraisal and evaluation of client tender requirements and specifications in bid preparation
  • Abstract and report on contractual tender stage information
  • Manage tender information efficiently
  • Undertaking tender site visits
  • Develop subcontract trade package enquiries
  • Take off and produce tender stage bills of quantities
  • Pricing of tender labour, plant and material rates build ups
  • Analysing supply chain enquiries for tender
  • Producing tender risk information
  • Reporting for tender adjudication
  • Communication and handover of estimates
  • Early engagement with client teams to provide cost advice
  • Providing early stage project cost plans
  • Managing client preconstruction phase programme expectations
  • Delivering value engineering optioneering
  • Managing and reporting tender stage cost controls
  • Working within a client collaborative team environment

Ideal Candidate

  • Excels in working as part of a team and under own supervision
  • Strong time management/ prioritisation skills
  • Ability to self motivate and work to deadlines
  • Works well under pressure
  • Competence in computerised estimating and take-off software and general IT skills
  • Industry recognised construction related qualifications.
  • Previous experience within a similar role
  • Drive and enthusiasm to succeed and improve

Key benefits

Warden offers a wide range of rewards and benefits, including:

  • 24 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Staff holidays buy/sell scheme
  • Additional staff holiday incentives.
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Death in service cover
  • Pension
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Mental health support
  • Training and Developments Programmes

When it comes to diversity and inclusion, Warden has a work environment where everyone feels welcome, where we can all be ourselves and where differences are valued. Warden provides the development tools and responsibilities that allows individuals to flourish and fulfil their professional goals and career progression.

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To apply for this role, submit your CV using the contact form below. This role will be subject to pre-employment screening, including references. The level of screening may vary depending on role responsibilities and will be discussed at interview stage.


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