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Bid management, Preconstruction, Estimating
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To manage and develop cost estimates for major Building Services tenders, technically and commercially in accordance with company ethos, procedures and guidelines. To ensure that all the necessary suppliers and benchmark sources are coordinated and managed in the most efficient and effective way to maximise the accuracy of the pricing.


You Will:


  • Work independently or with a Senior Estimator to prepare the financial elements of a tender within the specified timescales.

  • Work primarily to establish the prime cost of the works for a project during the tender period.

  • Provide financial input for all programme, VE, temporary works and other associated issues and compile estimates to ensure tenders are accurate.

  • Ensure compliance with the company’s business authorisation levels and controls including all quality, health, safety and environmental procedures.

  • Liaise with clients and stakeholders, representing the company at site visits and other meetings.

  • Ensure bid project reporting is carried out to the Company’s requirements and standards i.e. tender bid analysis.

  • Ensure that pricing solutions are innovative, competitive and environmentally optimal and work to agreed bid strategies.

  • Liaise with the client, as lead in some cases, ensuring customer satisfaction during bid project, financial close and mobilisation phases as appropriate.

  • Assist the bid team in any post tender negotiations.

  • Engage with colleagues and record success factors


We’re looking for: 


  • Demonstrable experience of estimating medium/large size Building Services within private and public sector projects with a particular focus from the Mechanical Building Services aspect.

  • HNC/HND/Degree in Quantity Surveying desirable.

  • Have an understanding of environmental impacts, legislation developments and the transfer of environmental risk to contractors

  • Ability to maximise return/benefit from procurement practices and supply chain management

  • Relevant CSCS Card.

  • Estimating experience to required level.

  • Computerised estimating systems and IT skills as appropriate.

  • Ability in use of Microsoft Excel.


Our engineering services team delivers mechanical and electrical engineering solutions to help clients maintain their buildings, to save time, and improve performance. They also provide specialist interior and exterior finishing services, and the latest off-site fabrication and virtual modelling techniques. And, because we create joint ventures with other areas of the Skanska business, joining us means that you could be involved in some of the UK’s most iconic development projects. 


We thrive through embracing differences, whether they be social backgrounds, ethnicity, disability, gender, age, religion, sexuality and any other protected characteristic – we know that diversity opens a rich potential for new ways of thinking, helping us to build successful and winning teams. We call it Naturally Skanska.




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