Estimator - Facades

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Job Title:                                Estimator - Facades

Reporting to:                          Toby Radford

Normal Place of Work:         Head Office - Rotherham

Normal Hours of Work:        0900 to 1700 – Monday to Friday

Flexibility Required:              Occasionally may need to spend more time in an effort to execute complex bids.

Purpose of the Role (Overview):

Part of the Horbury Group of Companies, Horbury Facades Ltd is an ambitious and forward-thinking specialist contractor implementing, installing and managing architectural wall envelope schemes utilizing a variety of modern & innovative products currently available in the UK construction marketplace.

The facades estimating department forms a pivotal role in securing key blue-chip projects, development of both existing and new client bases, providing all-encompassing tender proposals and managing the initial supply chain process. Not to mention proposing the key financial and budget restraints of the scheme for roll out into the technical, operations and commercial departments.

Through continued success and market penetration there is a great opportunity for an experienced Estimator to join the pre-construction team based in South Yorkshire at our prestigious head office. The successful candidate will join the team tendering for bespoke and exciting façade schemes, the role will involve assisting & coordination of tender proposals for multimillion pound envelope schemes along with the attendance of client meetings with respective colleagues from other divisions.

This is a wonderful opportunity for a person seeking career progression to work within an ever-expanding successful company.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Accurately quantify the total M2/lm of cladding/required and its associated ancillary items for a scheme.
  • Use company software in the form of Commercial Preliminary design infill tech review sheets and Lump Sum/measured documents.
  • Ensuring that all documentation received from a client is comprehensive enough to provide an accurate estimate/quotation.
  • Provide clients with a clear indication of what their finished product will look like in the form of indicative design & schedules.
  • Produce accurate lump sum estimations
  • Advise on cost possible implications/variations if design changes.
  • Liaise with clients and colleagues regarding value engineering opportunities with live projects and projects in the tender stage.
  • Be a point of contact for a client and build stronger relationships with the clients by phone.
    Address commercial queries.
  • Allow the transition from estimating to design through a sales handover process.
  • Assist in the assessment of any area of improvement possible to the commercial side of the business.
    • Liaise with sales to improve the content of information and the process of handover to estimating.
    • Assist the Commercial Manager and Senior Estimator where necessary, in the preparation of documents and reports for the Board of Directors.

Qualifications Required:

  • Competent secondary school education.
  • Degree
  • HNC/D in Building Studies

Skills Required:

  • Computer skills especially Word and Excel with an ability to work through/learn one of the many estimating software packages available

 Competencies / Experience Required:

  • Experience of working within in a cladding/curtain walling/rainscreen type company.

 Personal Attributes / Behaviours Required:

  • Hard working and dedicated - always striving to get the best results.
  • Good attention to detail - able to maintain task focus for a significant time period.
  • Comfortable working as part of a busy team and diverse team.

 References Required:

  • Yes 2




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