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Estimator

  • Job reference: 923986
  • Location: Plymouth, Devon
  • Salary: GBP500 - GBP600 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Nuclear
  • Date posted: 18/02/2019

Our client are a leading provider of professional services in the nuclear sector in the UK. Services cover the entire lifecycle from front end advice, thorough development of documentation in support of investment, engineering development, project management and in to construction and commissioning management of existing and new nuclear power plants.

We are looking for an Estimator to be based in Devonport and/or Faslane.

Role Description:

  • Accountable for producing estimates in accordance with the estimating processes
  • Accountable for producing project-specific Basis of Estimate documentation in accordance with the estimating processes and the production and maintenance of associated policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Accountable for developing and maintaining relationships with internal stakeholders
  • Accountable for assuring the quality of Estimating deliverables
  • Accountable for continuously improving daily ways of working within own area of responsibility
  • Responsible for the maintenance and continuous improvement of the estimating benchmarking database
  • Responsible for recommending changes to the estimating norms and ranges
  • Responsible for the production of estimating deliverables in accordance with the appropriate procedures and guidelines
  • Responsible for producing project-specific Basis of Estimate documentation in accordance with the estimating processes and the production and maintenance of associated policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Responsible for supporting the development and continuous improvement of the end-to-end estimating processes and the production and maintenance of associated policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Responsible for personal workload and ensuring all deadlines are met
  • Responsible for undertaking other duties as reasonably required from time to time by line and task management
  • Responsible for maintaining and promoting high personal standards in environment, safety, health, security and quality

Qualification & Experience:

  • A level standard of education or equivalent
  • Degree or HND/HNC educated in appropriate business or technical discipline preferable
  • Project Management qualification (e.g. APMP) preferable
  • Membership of relevant professional body, or working towards membership, (e.g. RICS, ACostE, APM, PMI) preferable
  • Knowledge and experience of using best practice estimating processes and tools in a complex, project environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of forms of contract, e.g. NEC3
  • Knowledge and understanding of confidence modelling processes and techniques
  • Experience of developing and maintaining effective relationships
  • Knowledge and understanding of Earned Value Management processes and procedures preferable
  • Experience of using an estimating norms and ranges database preferable

Competent in the following:

Independent Assurance - The ability to undertake an independent assessment of the evidence file supporting an investment, and to make appropriate recommendations

Confidence Modelling - The ability to use statistical modelling techniques to provide confidence in business plans and processes

Performance Analysis - The ability to analyse different types of performance data and provide insight and recommendation on performance, e.g. earned value, performance forecasting

Project Planning - The ability to create and maintain a project plan in order to manage a project throughout its lifecycle

Project Cost Engineering - The ability to utilise cost engineering techniques to manage and control project costs throughout its lifecycle

Project Estimating - The ability to create a project estimate, based on scope, technical specification and sources of cost information

Requirements Management - The ability to capture requirements and assumptions with associated acceptance criteria


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