Job Title: Estimator

Location: Loughborough

Salary: £35k - £45k

Job Type: Full Time / Permanent

The Role

To receive enquiries, estimate and convert orders into manufacturing packages for fabrication. Relay all aspects in quotation and clearly define in a hand over to the Contract Manager. Build ongoing professional relationships with key customers.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Read technical tender drawings.

  • Extract and price materials.

  • Proactively interact with other members of the team to produce competitive bids.

  • Using practical knowledge put times to costing materials, labour, site operations including plant to complete comprehensive take-off and tender submission.

  • Establish supply chain costs to be included in tenders.

  • Generate quotation documents and send to clients.

  • Liaise with customers, identifying and securing business opportunities from both existing and new clients.

  • Negotiate and complete tenders to sales.

  • Build up a consistent system of market prices

  • Provide a timely response and an exceptional level of service to all enquiries.

  • Follow up initial submission with client feedback.

  • Upon tender award, set up and present to a handover meeting with Contracts team.

The Candidate

  • Solid understanding of structural, secondary, and architectural steelwork

  • Minimum 3 years' experience in a similar role

  • Ability to read Technical/architectural drawings.

  • Understanding of building law and regulations, contract law and health & safety law.

  • High attention to detail

  • Excellent financial and numerical skills and sound commercial awareness

  • Excellent IT skills

  • Good communication and negotiating skills

  • Excellent time management and organisation skills.

  • Familiar with CRM (desirable)

  • Full UK driving licence (desirable)

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