JOB TITLE: Estimator / Cost Manager (Construction)

Industry : Construction & Civil Engineering Job Location : Manchester
Job Reference : 10759JL Job Category : Building and Construction
Employment Type : Permanent Posted : 06/06/2014
Salary & Benefits : £50000 - £60000 per annum + car, pension, benefits
Experience Required : See Job Description
Education Required : See Job Description

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Job Summary

Estimator / Cost Manager (Construction), £50-60k + Car / or car allowance, pension, healthcare, flexible benefits, Manchester (North West)

Job Description

Estimator / Cost Manager (Construction)
£50-60k + Car / or car allowance, pension, healthcare, flexible benefits
Manchester (North West)

We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Estimator / Cost Manager to work on a variety of construction projects for our client, a national leading construction organisation. This role offers an opportunity for an experienced estimator to come in with a clear progression for a market leader.

You will be working on a variety of projects across all market sectors and contract types across the North West including construction of schools, education, hotels, hospitals, residential etc. Typical valuations of these projects will be £20m - £100m so experience in high valuations is beneficial.


-Manage the workload and allocation of Cost Management resource within assigned bid teams.
-Oversee and Interrogate design options and 'value' solutions, identifying the attractiveness of a project based on sound costing principles. Undertake the role of Cost Manager on large or complex projects where required.
-To review tender documents and submission requirements ensuring all financial information is identified and provided
-Establish and agree key plant rates
-Agree with engineering and planning key methods, outputs and plant selection
-Detailed analysis of subcontractors analysis
-Manage and coordinate the preparation of preliminary and general expense pricing including plant schedules
-Carry out any belated adjustments as a result of tender settlements
-Provide bills of allowances as part of the commercial handover meeting
-Responsibility for 'sign off' of all cost elements prior to any gate meetings or financial submissions
-Selecting suitable sub-contractors and specialists for each project
-Ensuring that key specialists are utilised on each bid to optimise: design, specification, programme and value
-Managing the production of cost information for senior management
-Provide considered responses to client questions including post tender queries
-Ensure that the project commercial team have received an effective handover of bid documentation
-Present tender proposals at client interviews
-Provide mentoring on bids to Cost Managers and the bid team
-Maintain the company supply chain database with tender information from allocated bids
-Preparation of prime cost estimates
-Provide estimating support in pre bid submissions/pre qualification documents

The Individual

-Individuals must have previous experience of costing major projects within the construction and engineering industry.
-Good working knowledge of costing and accounting methods is required. Professional membership with the RICS/CIOB/RIBA/ICE is desirable and a valid CSCS card is a requirement.
-Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required, coupled with an ability to form effective relationships with partners under time pressure.
-The individual should have a desire to continuously pursue innovation and development, with a focus on the customer and the Major Projects business. Proficiency in IT, numeracy and MS Office are essential.
-Ideally the candidate should be conversant with Causeway estimating software although training will be given to the successful candidate.

The Company:

This role is for one of the UK's and Europe's leading construction companies. They employ 1,000's of individuals worldwide and are very keen to develop their own staff in whatever way needed so this would be very much the start of a further career for the correct individual

Bluefire Consulting are an employment agency working on behalf of our client.

Job Keywords

estimator, cost manager, construction, building, public, private, construction estimator, causeway, civl engineering, engineering, manchester

Bluefire Consulting is an equal opportunities Employment Business/Agency specialising in Building and Construction recruitment on a UK wide basis.

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