Location Bedfordshire
Job-type Permanent
Salary £45000 - £55000
Contact Gemma Hughes
Reference GH18505_1715696297

A modernised steel fabricator company are seeking an Estimator to join a friendly manufacturing team of 80 in Bedford.

The Estimator Role

The company undertake a wide variety of projects ranging from multi-million-pound developments and regeneration projects to smaller-scale creative new builds and commercial ventures.

The incoming estimator will ensure tender bids are processed, completed & returned in a complete & accurate manner, within the timeframe requested by the client.

Other duties include-

  • Review drawings & Tender information
  • Establish if the project is appropriate for the business
  • Record and log tender information
  • Collate information from enquiries received and prepare tender bids
  • Check through tender documents to ensure proposed contract terms are acceptable to the business
  • Preparing accurate take-offs of all applicable work from drawings. (Manually or using take off software)
  • Liaise with internal departments to understand and interpret tender requirements
  • Obtaining material prices from suppliers based on contract specifications
  • Produce cost sheets for all items of work
  • Produce cost breakdowns/ summary
  • Produce a job cost budget for the project
  • Produce a written quotation
  • Attending client meetings
  • Developing relationships with key clients
  • Attend post tender meetings with clients
  • Negotiate final tender sum with clients
  • Check through PSI (Project specific instruction) & Contract documents to ensure contract information & terms reflect the tender documents & remain acceptable to the business
  • Allocate contract number and update sales ledgers
  • Review position statement
  • Preparing handover documents for the projects team
  • Keeping all records and database up to date
  • Arrange and chair project handover meeting
  • Attend client pre start meeting

The Estimator

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in estimating, ideally from an architectural or structural steel background (minimum 5 years), along with the following;

  • Experience in preparing tenders and take-offs from construction drawings
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to build relationships
  • Excellent IT and computer skills, predominantly Microsoft Office suite
  • Professional telephone skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Well organised with excellent time management
  • Ability to work on a variety of projects simultaneously
  • A valid UK Driving license

In Return?

  • £45,000 - £55,000
  • Monday to Friday 8am- 5.30pm
  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • Free parking onsite
  • Company laptop
  • Enjoyable working environment
  • Pension

If you are an experienced estimator seeking an exciting opportunity, please contact Gemma Hughes at Brandon James.

01628 367 053

Ref: GH18505

Estimator / Estimating / Metal Fabrication / Tenders / BIDS / Cost Planning / Brandon James