• Senior Estimator - Work Winning

    Posted Date 6 months ago(29/05/2019 11:15)
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  • About Costain and your project.

    Costain helps to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures.

    What will I be doing?

    • Working closely with in a bid team and be responsible for the preparation of the analytical estimate.
    • Preparation of preliminaries (On-cost) pricing (In conjunction with Tender Planner).
    • Presentation of the estimate at bid team meetings and final settlement of bid.
    • Working to strict deadlines.
    • Experience of pricing work under various forms of contract including Traditional NEC, Target Cost, Design & Build, Specification & Drawing or ECI bids.
    • Preparation of quantities from drawings and specifications. Prepare abstract of material and sub-contract requirements for sourcing and pricing.
    • Technical and commercial appraisal of material and subcontractor quotations.
    • Preparation of analytical estimates including the detailed appraisal of construction plant and temporary works.
    • In conjunction with the bid team, participate in the generation of value-engineered solutions throughout the bid stage design process and report on the cost effects of such solutions.
    • Contribute to the submission document preparation.
    • Contribute to the identification of risk and pricing of risks throughout the bid.
    • Use of estimating software as a basis of preparing the estimate.
    • Evaluate construction methods and formulate alternative proposals where necessary in conjunction with the bid team and tender planner.
    • Associated forecasts of capital expenditure and income. Preparation of cash flow forecasts.
    • Allocate and supervise work of subordinates within the Estimating Team to meet review and final submission deadlines Contribute to the submission document preparation.
    • Contribute to the identification of risk and pricing of risks throughout the bid
    • Attend site visits during tender period.

    About you

    • You should be degree qualified or equivalent in a Civil Engineering or related discipline.
    • You will have a depth of demonstrable experience working as an Estimator for a major contractor.
    • You should be experienced in pricing medium to large value civil engineering works in the highways, rail, nuclear and water sectors would be an advantage with an interest in Technology and Consultancy.
    • You will be able to demonstrate a commercial edge, win strategies and excellent hit rate.
    • You will be commercially aware and a lateral thinker with a knowledge of various Forms of Contract.
    • You should have a good technical understanding of Civil Engineering and the ability to promote alternative solutions.
    • Knowledge of CCS Candy Estimating system would be an advantage albeit training will be given.
    • A full driving licence.

    Final Statement

    We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme. 


    At Costain we aim to be an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers’ needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.


    We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.


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