Lead Estimator Job, Reading

Lead Estimator required for my clients team based in Reading. They are a large Contractor who hold the capacity to work across the entire project build from construction, delivery, install & maintenance.

They are at a highly exciting time in their journey and due to a large period of growth are seeking to expand the team with a Lead Estimator, allowing them to secure more works & continue their onward growth.

Lead Estimator
Location: Head office is in Reading as well as flexibility to be home & site based

Lead Estimator required for my clients team based in Reading. They are a large Contractor who hold the capacity to work across the entire project build from construction, delivery, install & maintenance.

They are at a highly exciting time in their journey and due to a large period of growth are seeking to expand the team with a Lead Estimator, allowing them to secure more works & continue their onward growth.

The role:

The Lead Estimator is responsible for compiling estimates for new business opportunities, co-ordinating all aspects of an estimate including internal, sub contract, specialist and supply chain elements. Drafting tender proposals and presenting all cost and project information in a high quality clear format for review by a senior management representative.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Register and acknowledge receipt of enquiries
  • Explore all available opportunities to drive business development forward
  • Interpret and understand all project requirements including technical and high level commercial elements.
  • Manage/monitor all aspects of bids/cost plans preparation
  • Build up cost estimates & package up the tenders.
  • Co-ordinate content from others in the business and where required produce supporting documents to enhance the quality of bids and proposals
  • Present detailed accurate estimating content in a timely manner for review and subsequent approval.
  • Input into risk assessment, written proposals and project schedules

Experience Required

Essential

  • Experience of bid preparation and co-ordination
  • Previous experience in a similar role in Construction / Building Services Company
  • Strong Commercial accumen
  • Computer literacy including a good knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility
  • Presentable
  • Customer focused

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  • Reading (Berkshire, England)
    Job Location
  • £300 - £350 per day
    Job Salary/Pay Rate
  • Contract
    Employment Type

  • Contract Job Duration
  • Senior
    Job Level

  • Job Category