One of the most recognisable regional names in the contracting market, operating for over 20 years throughout East Anglia, this modern, forward-thinking main contractor have quickly developed a reputation as one of the leading builders in the area, delivering an exciting range of complex projects across a range of business sectors. Privately owned by industry specialists with a knack for fostering lasting relationships with their clients, they currently turn over north of £20m per annum and employ over 40 direct staff, with steady growth expected throughout 2019 and into 2020.
Looking to strengthen their pre-contract delivery, an exciting vacancy for a Estimating Manager to take the reins on the Estimating & Bids team has arisen. You'd be responsible for managing the estimating team, and overseeing all pricing, pre-contract and bid activity with the aim of securing a range of general building and refurbishment projects across East Anglia, primarily Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk and into Cambridgeshire, across a variety of sectors including the education, residential, commercial and public sectors, for a collection of key clients including high profile frameworks.
Responsibilities - Oversee all tender and bid activity including pricing, preparation and submission, ensuring accuracy and quality, from initial enquiry and take-offs - Manage the existing estimating team, offering guidance, advice and training as the department steadily grows around you, while maintaining a hands-on role - Provide detailed breakdowns of tenders to directors and clients, including analysis of risk and opportunity - Obtain best value sub-contract and supplier prices in order to maximise value for money within secured works - Procurement of sub-contract works including documentation and compliance - Hold and attend regular tender review meetings, become a focal point for developing business opportunities with clients - Effective communication with clients, suppliers, external consultants and colleagues through to senior management.
Qualifications & Experience - Degree in Quantity Surveying, Construction Management or an equivalent Construction-related qualification - Minimum 7 years previous experience within general commercial main contracting - Previous managerial experience within a pre-contract function
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