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HV/Civils Estimator

  • Job reference: 933436
  • Location: Glasgow
  • Salary: GBP30000 - GBP35000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Civil, Construction & Infrastructure
  • Date posted: 11/01/2021

What is the Role?

In this role you'll be involved in analysing and assimilating technical specifications and designs for contracts of varying size and ensure that all client requirements and technical issues are fully considered. You'll also hold responsibility for option appraisals and identifying and applying alternative solutions to enhance bid profitability and the delivery of value engineering. This will extend to preparing accurate estimates of net costs for contract tender bids and ensuring completion to schedule in accordance with client requirements.

You'll also be involved in prioritising and managing your own work load, maintaining accurate records of tenders submitted and interfacing with our Estimating Manager, Procurement team and Operations Team. This will be completed with the objective of delivering supplier coordination to ensure accuracy, best value and competitiveness of estimate and accommodation of the supply chain critical path.

What Do I Need?

To be successful in this role, you'll have the ability to prepare Schedule of Rates, "take off" quantities from drawings or bill of quantities and have a good understanding of technical drawings. You'll also have previous experience as a Cabling/Civils estimator and of Contract Master estimating software. An understanding of cabling installations, trenchwork, alternative install methods i.e. ploughing / horizontal directional drilling etc, would also be advantageous.

Finally, you'll have strong commercial and business awareness to enable you to identify and recommend appropriate bid proposals that meet client needs as well as promote the Company's interests. Therefore you must be highly motivated and accurate, as attention to detail is vital, as is excellent Maths and IT skills.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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