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Chichester, Sussex

Hays Specialist Recruitment

Your new company
An ambitious Estimator with 5 -7 years experience is required following the continued expansion for this Sussex based Main Contractor. Working on projects form £1m to £8m and looking to further expand and extend their operations. They work on sectors including - commercial, education, heritage, housing and retrofit - working closely with their clients and site teams to achieve high quality building projects completed to reasonable and achievable timescales. They are looking to recruit an Estimator who aspires to excellence and professionalism, and who wishes to look ahead to their future career progression.

Your new role
To oversee all tender aspects of a project, typically on 3 or 4 projects at any one time. Working predominately with the JCT contracts and reporting into the Operations Manager. Duties include

* Propose the tender costs for projects, minimising risk and maximising gross profit. Including - of assessing, preparing (including post-tender activities), validating, adjudication and final submission of tenders
* Identify estimating resources for projects, and minimise the costs of subcontracts and materials
* Negotiating with suppliers and subcontractors
* Supporting value engineering and propose options for costs
* Liaise with the design, planning, commercial and bid management functions
* To support negotiations with customers during the tender process
* Build and maintain a portfolio of suppliers and subcontracts to support the tendering process to obtain ‘Bills of Quantities'
* To develop and build relationships with customers, contractors and subcontractors that support the tender process and the fulfilment of contracts
* To support the handover of tender to the project team (procurement, contract management, commercial management and project management)

What you'll need to succeed

* Excellent verbal & written communication skills plus intermediate numeracy analytical & problem-solving skills
* Good negotiation skills and effective in meetings
* 1. IT literacy including Word, Excel, Email
* A professional attitude
* Good working experience of JCT
* Experienced in payment terms, payment notices, contract protocol and matters associated with delays and extensions of time.
* Be skilled in subcontract procurement
* Able to deliver CVRs on a monthly basis to the board and be responsible for all aspects of commercial reporting and procedures.
* Have a very strong teamwork ethos.
* 7+ year experience in similar role

What you'll get in return

* Competitive salary - dependent on experience - so please contact me with your salary expectations
* Opportunity for career advancement with a long term view to career progression opportunities in the future.
* Working with a professional and friendly company who have excellent supplier and subcontractor relationships and who build to reasonable and achievable timescales.
* Standard pension contribution
* Hours of work are 8.30 – 5 Monday to Friday
* 23 / 4 days holiday + bank holidays
* Support for training and development within the company
* Working with a company committed to encouraging equality, diversity, and inclusion.

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