Estimator/Quantity Surveyor - Powys, Newtown

04 Oct 2017
01 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Estimator/Quantity Surveyor - Powys, Newtown

Salary: Very competitive, dependant on experience but in line with industry expectations.

The Company
Our client is a leading Extra Care Housing and Health Property Partner working with providers and commissioners in the public, private and community sectors.
The Company has 25 years of experience in providing innovative approaches in the resourcing, funding, design and delivery of flexible and efficient social and community health, care and supported living environments.

The Role
You will be responsible for the management of the
pre-construction process from inception to completion. Duties will include the preparation of project cost plans, bid submissions, valuations, contract documents, tender packages/analysis, financial reporting and all associated contract administration.
You will be a hardworking, self-motivated person ideally with a degree in Quantity Surveying or similar and possess good written and verbal communication skills.

Participate in evaluating, hiring, managing and terminating estimating staff assigned to report to this position.
Has management responsibility for preconstruction correspondence related to his/her assignment both internal and external to the Company.
Actively assists with development, management and implementation of preconstruction training and assists in tracking/maintaining preconstruction personnel certifications and accreditations.
Participates actively in company business development efforts to identify and track client and project pursuits.
Uses experience, leadership skills and knowledge of fundamental preconstruction processes to actively lead and manage the Preconstruction Department staff, in a word and example.
Identify and appropriately mitigate risk associated with the business of preconstruction.
Actively build subcontractor/supplied database and relationships to ensure the best pricing.
Engage in leadership and management techniques that are above reproach, both internally and externally.
Performs and/or manages the project qualification, solicitation, quantity survey, scheduling, scoping, clarifying, and pricing effort for assigned preconstruction projects resulting in well-organised, professional correspondence and reports.
Prepares properly qualified and clarified conceptual budgets based on minimal information.
Ensures the flow of preconstruction information internally and externally is maintained and Page 2 and 3 documented.
Communicates and stays abreast of the latest information, both internally and externally, that affects all aspects of cost used to prepare preconstruction estimates and correspondence.
Coordinates business development and qualification correspondence requirements with company marketing representatives.
Maintains and communicates data on construction and material cost trends affecting preconstruction cost databases.
Analyses alternative means and methods to determine the most economic preconstruction alternative.
Serves as default point of contact and advisor for assigned potential clients from initial contact to the proper point of transfer to project management representatives.
Builds effective relationships with customers, design team, specialty contractors, suppliers and user groups that reflect and support company vision, mission and core values and meets or exceeds the customers expectations.

Perform turnkey estimating duties from time of projects introduction to company to beginning of construction, including the following:
Organise/Update/Submit prequalification data as required.
Create/maintain organised estimate files.
Take responsibility for all preconstruction correspondence with all involved parties, including bid invitations, requests for information, addenda and scope of work clarifications.
Establish complete understanding of project scope of work related to the request for proposal.
List comprehensive estimate with detailed line items appropriate for the scope of work of each project.
Solicit accurate pricing from qualified subcontractors/vendors/suppliers to ensure adequate competitive coverage of each estimate line item.
Organise project site visits if necessary to define scope and familiarity with the project.
Define/confirm scope of work for each subcontractor/vendor/supplier and produce written scope sheet certified by same if other documentation of scope is not completely clear.
Submit proposal in a professional manner and in timeframe and format required. Include scope of work clarifications document to clarify any relevant information not clarified in the bid documents.
Participate in meeting with project management team to prepare any successful estimates for construction.

Possess strong mathematical and computer skills. Proficiency with all MS Office products (Word, Excel, Access, Power point)
Ability to breakdown construction operations into a logical sequence of activities.
Ability to work in a team environment and fit in with the company culture and processes.
Ability to professionally operate in a fast-paced environment maintained by a company in a positive, controlled growth mode.
Ability to work the hours required to support the role of Senior Estimator.

Additional Resources Ltd is an Employment Business and an Employment Agency as defined within The Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Businesses Regulations 2003