Job Title: Estimator
Salary: £35k - £45k
Job Type: Full Time / Permanent
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.
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)