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Estimator (Estimator / Quantity Surveyor)

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Job Description

Our client - Your New Business:

Our client, based in Liverpool, is a renowned regional main building contractor specialising in the building, extension and refurbishment of schools, industrial units, healthcare buildings and speculative houses. Operating successfully for over 60 years in the Liverpool and surrounding areas, the business has a fantastic reputation throughout the industry.

Renowned in the industry for their successful relationships and timely delivery of projects, over 70% of their work is generated through repeat business, highlighting the commitment to excellent delivery, customer satisfaction and business development. As an Estimator / Quantity Surveyor joining this business, you will be joining a stable business, gaining exposure to an exciting variety of tenders and live projects.

As Estimator / Quantity Surveyor, you will maintain smooth contact with clients, suppliers and internal operational teams, thereby satisfying the needs of both the customer and company with particular focus on managing cost and value on fast - paced projects ranging in value from £250,000 up to £8m. By tracking contractual changes, reporting commercial performance and providing assistance and guidance to the commercial and site teams as appropriate, you'll support the sustained commercial success of this reputable business.

Your duties and responsibilities as an Estimator (Estimator/Quantity Surveyor):

* Maintain a strong working relationship with the client(s) over a multitude of on-going projects, ensuring prompt and fair payments in accordance with the contract terms
* Price prospective works and contribute to the completion and submission of tenders for work
* Forecast predicted spends, forecast project cash flows and prepare, negotiate and settle final accounts
* Negotiate variations with main contractors / customers and ensure maximum productivity across contracts
* Ensure the submission of relevant contract updates, including potential programme delays, issues or variations - to the business and to the client/customer where appropriate
* Monitor subcontractors against programme and ensure direct reports do likewise and offer advice and support on problem areas
* Maintain and coordinate cost and value reporting covering - both direct and indirect costs - in compliance with the commercial reporting timetable

Your skills and experience required:

You will be suitably qualified for an Estimator / Surveyor role (HND in construction or a similar, or superseding qualification will be advantageous) and demonstrate experience working as an estimator or estimator/surveyor with experience working for a small main contractor will also be considered.
Your keen eye for detail and accurate estimating, pricing and forecasting will be demonstrable, and will significantly support your ability to manage contracts of varying size from inception (tender stage) through to completion.
Your skills as a negotiator will also be important, and will help maximise profits on all live and future contracts. You'll be a calming influence in a fast-paced environment and will be unfazed by contractual pressures from big-name clients.

Salary, Remuneration & other benefits on offer:

Our client is willing to offer a salary and package above market rate to secure the right individual - up to £55k plus car allowance and benefits (negotiable for the right applicant).
This is an exceptional opportunity for an Estimator / Quantity Surveyor to join an established and continuously successful main contractor in the Liverpool area, operating successfully across Merseyside and beyond.
Please get in touch today with George Lucking, Commercial Specialist on 0151 230 1690 / 07860 270 738 for more details on opportunities available, or apply direct below with your CV.


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