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A Lead/Senior Estimator

Job Type: Full time - Permanent

Location: Head Office

Founded in 2013, RESTEK provides a range of services including concrete structural repairs, composite strengthening, ground remediation and geotechnical solutions through the use of innovative materials, specialist products and techniques.

In January 2021 Restek laid new foundations by becoming an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT). This transition, has allowed our valued employees to not only own a stake in the business but also be involved in driving Restek forward in the future.

With an increase in revenue of more than 500 per cent over the past five years, the business has quickly grown to be a market leader in specialist concrete repair and ground engineering. We work closely with numerous local authorities and blue-chip companies including Network Rail, Barclays and Highways England to name but a few. Due to this continued and sustained growth and our growing client base, we are now hiring.

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Lead/Senior Estimator to join our team in our Derbyshire offices, so if you would like to be a part of something new and exciting we would like to hear from you.

Responsibilities and duties

  • Ensure all tender correspondence is recorded and logged
  • Review contents of tender documentation and provide feasibility advice
  • Co-ordinate the tender preparation documents submitted by other departments, ensuring that they adequately address the client's requirements
  • Ensure 'estimates for work' take adequate account of applicable legislation and recognised industry standards on health, safety, quality and environment
  • Prepare all necessary information on the technical and commercial aspects for submission
  • Identify potential opportunity / risk and evaluate options
  • Prepare bills of quantities / schedule of rates for tender applications and 1st principle estimates
  • Prepare and submit tender queries / clarifications
  • Prepare and submit subcontract enquiries in line with company processes
  • Review subcontract tender submissions for compliance and inclusion into the estimate
  • Monitor contract compliance against statutory requirements

You will also be required to give assistance to the Bid Manager with technical methodology/questions or scenarios, such as describing how the works will be undertaken, sequencing and consistent delivery over the period of the contract etc. You will be asked to provide programmes with narrative on key risks and how it is proposed to be deliver the work successfully.

Key Skills / Requirements

  • Preparing detailed cost budgets and estimates for projects
  • First principles estimating experience
  • Concrete repairs and geotechnical tender background
  • Network Rail / Highways England tender background
  • Preparing detailed proposals ensuring client guidelines and specifications are adhered to
  • Ensure all proposals and estimate deadlines are met
  • Maintain relationships with existing clients to maximise customer satisfaction
  • Maintain records of all estimation documentation including site assessment and contract terms
  • Draft Method Statements for tenders to assist Bid Manager
  • Experience managing Junior estimator’s
  • Quantity surveying
  • Cost management
  • Develop current & future relationships with clients to assist the BDM - Business Development Manager
  • Report writing
  • Contract dispute resolution
  • Concrete repair estimating experience
  • Knowledge of concrete preservation and repair
  • CSCS card holder
  • IT literacy including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Email
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Health & safety knowledge

What we can offer the right candidate

  • Competitive Salary
  • Company car & mobile phone
  • Annual performance related bonus
  • Paid holidays & Statutory holidays
  • Job Type: Full-time, permanent - 40 hours per week
  • Acceptance in to our Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) after one year of continuous service
  • Option for a seat on the board of Directors for the right candidate

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