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Senior Estimator


Borehamwood, Hertfordshire



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Job Description

Our specialist Industrial and Retail division are recruiting an estimating resource to support the current and expected workload via a mixture of; single and two stage, negotiated and framework procurement opportunities within the Industrial and Retail sectors.

The role provides a great opportunity for an experienced estimator to develop their career into a management/leadership position within a dynamic and responsive company that is supported by an impressive in-house contracting and manufacturing capability.

Reporting directly to the Operations Director, the successful applicant will be a leading member of the team to develop the commercial strategy on a tender and support the continued growth of the company.

Role & Responsibilities:

·         Lead, manage and control all commercial aspects to produce a robust and value for money tender estimate.

·         Prepare cost plans and provide budget advice to support feasibility stages of projects.

·         Work with our in-house Group companies and supply chain partners to de-risk each project.

·         Develop the best net price to undertake the delivery of the works safely to quality and on time.

·         Review subcontractor returns both technical and on a first principles cost basis.

·         Work with operational, commercial and design leads to produce a robust and competitive set of prelims to enable us to undertake and deliver the works safely, to quality and on time.

·         Work with the design lead to obtain competitive and compliant design fee quotes.

·         Abstract tender information and prepare bespoke tender enquiry documentation for subcontractor / material enquiries utilising our Causeway estimating software package.

·         Act as the principal point of contact to client teams to coordinate the raising and answering of tender stage queries.

·         Lead on the identification, management, control and mitigation of project risk during the tender stage.

·         Lead the identification, management and control of value engineering during the tender stage.

·         Manage the financial aspects of change control during the tender process.

·         Assist in ensuring a robust handover to operational teams.

·         Attend all feedback and project close out reviews.

Essential and Desirable Criteria 


·         The successful candidate will have previous experience in either an estimating or senior estimating capacity.

·         They will have a proven, demonstrated track record of securing work in the Industrial and Retail sectors via negotiated, single & two stage and frameworks tendering.

·         The ability to control and manage cost through the RIBA design stages from feasibility to construction issue information.

·         Minimum relevant level 4 qualification (HNC/NVQ4 etc.).

·         Be computer literate and have excellent IT skills including Microsoft Office Packages.

Desirable (Not Essential)

·         Knowledge of the estimating software ‘Causeway’ and Collaborative software Viewpoint for Projects.

·         Relevant degree.

·         Knowledge of working within BIM environment.

·         Ability to take off quantities up to SMM7 / NMr2 standards.

Personal Qualities

·         Resilient with an open mind set and positive attitude in making things happen.

·         Good communication skills with the ability to articulate your position in a clear, accurate and concise manner to a variety of internal and external audiences.

·         Sense of ownership and pride in the work undertaken.

·         Confident and determined with a strong work ethic.

·         Work collaboratively in a team environment.

·         Be an active team member, fully contributing and taking ownership and responsibility for your contributions to the team.

·         Be personable, respectful and supportive of colleagues.

Benefits of working for the JRL Group:

·         Competitive salary with confidence of working for an established and growing company

·         Pension Scheme

·         Possible career growth for the right candidate

·         An opportunity to work on some of the nation’s most exciting Construction projects

·         A stimulating & dynamic environment

·         Dedicated Training & Development Department

·         Team bonding events

·         Newly refurbished Gym & Multi-purpose Studio in Head Office

·         In-house barista

·         Contemporary Lounge & Canteen area

·         We endeavor to work closely with chosen charities which we encourage our employees to participate and contribute

·         Sporting Events – perfect for the keen cyclist/runner