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  • Colchester
  • V/10450
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Job Description

Time Appointments are proud to be working on behalf of a well-established Construction Company based in Essex.


They are currently looking for an Estimator who has previous experience in a similar capacity within the industry. You will be approachable, responsive and able to work within a time pressured enviroment.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Upon receipt of tender documents, review and prepare a report identifying the project details including deliverables required as part of the bid submission
  • Pricing preliminaries in conjunction with contract staff as required
  • Identifying and preparing a log of project risks for discussion and agreement at tender settlement
  • Dealing with all amendments issued during the tendering period including liaison with key team members to discuss information required and issue of requests for information as appropriate
  • Carrying out site visits and act as an ambassador of the business, take appropriate photographs and preparation of a report
  • Packaging up enquiries and sending out to the market including the selection of appropriate supply chain partners. Continued liaison and engagement with the supply chain to ensure competitive and complaint bids are received
  • Comparisons of quotations received from the Market and entering onto estimating software
  • Preparing tender sum analysis/pricing document/bills of quantities etc
  • Taking of dimensions from drawings as required
  • Preparing reports for presentations at Tender Settlements
  • Assessing re-buy achievable on project with others
  • Preparing cost plans for budgets and Stage 1 tenders
  • Assist in the preparation of tender submission documents including contractor’s proposals for design elements
  • Attending internal and external tender meetings
  • Post tender financial negotiations
  • Liaison with design consultants during tender process to obtain design information and ensure the most viable construction processes are adopted
  • File tender documents in accordance with standard company procedure
  • Explore elements of the design information to provide possible value engineering proposals
  • Preparation of budget estimates/cost plans from early stage design information including developing as scheme progresses


Experience & Qualifications:

  • A full member of RICS/CIOB preferred but educated to HNC level as a minimum (or equivalent)
  • Computerised Estimating (EValuate)
  • Microsoft Office Packages competency
  • Commercial acumen and an understanding of current market rates
  • Be able to estimate using first principles
  • To be able to produce accurate results within the time pressured environment of pre-contracts
  • To demonstrate an understanding of various construction processes and keeping up to date with new innovations within the industry
  • Ability to work on multiple tenders simultaneously
  • Using strengths to identify potential weaknesses in the team and provide support to others when possible
  • To be able to demonstrate suitable experience in a similar capacity within the industry
  • Is comfortable working both on an individual basis and within a team environment
  • Is approachable and responsive
  • Communicates concisely, courteously and accurately both verbally and in writing



Time Appointments situated at 6-8 Museum Street, Ipswich, is recognised as a market leading recruitment consultancy in the East of England. Providing quality recruitment solutions to; Suffolk, Essex, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, and London.

Successfully placing outstanding candidates into permanent Insurance, Sales, Office, Finance, Shipping & Logistics, Legal and IT roles since 2006. Time also offers Temporary and Contract opportunities.

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Time Appointments
2nd Floor
6-8 Museum Street
Ipswich, Suffolk

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