Lead Estimator

Posted 27 April 2022
DisciplineBuilt Environment
Contact NameFinlay Asher

Job description

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Lead Estimator on a permanent basis with our client, a market leader in renewable energy, managing the development, design, construction, maintenance, and market optimisation of large-scale projects across the UK, and more recently in Europe.

The position will be based in Reading, Berkshire and the Lead Cost Estimator will be responsible for obtaining quotations, pricing projects, and monitoring costs through the project lifecycle from feasibility, project development, tendering, and construction phases for our client's solar PV and battery storage projects.

Key Accountabilities

  • Obtain material pricing and organize all the information necessary to create and submit proposals to clients.
  • Use detailed spreadsheets and company-approved formulae to calculate the projected costs of proposed projects.
  • Review blueprints and product specifications to accurately determine the quantities of materials needed.
  • Work closely with the procurement manager to determine accurate forecasts on all pricing.
  • Solicit and review subcontractor proposals and help with contract negotiations.
  • Document total materials needed, including detail regarding all codes, brands, and contact information necessary to process orders.

Required Skills & Experience

  • Established career as a professional construction project cost estimator.
  • Expertise in distributed power systems or renewables, ideally battery energy storage systems and/or solar PV.
  • Analytical skills - able to research market trends and analyse data.
  • Self-driven and comfortable with a fast-paced environment
  • Degree qualified or equivalent calibre.
  • Renewable energy sector experiences a significant advantage.

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.