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Mechanical Estimator

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Job Description

BCUK is representing one of the UK's largest providers of Building Services. They are a privately owned company trading for over 80 years and has developed into one of the country's leading M&E companies. Delivering multi-million pound projects throughout the UK. Specialist in installation and commissioning of mechanical and electrical services in all types of commercial, industrial, public sector, Retail and communal housing projects within the public and private sectors.


The key purpose of the role is the production of detailed and accurate mechanical estimates for traditional & design & build, new build and refurbishment projects throughout the UK. They will be required to work on a broad variety of major projects, across most sectors such as commercial, retail, education, healthcare, leisure, residential and defence. They will require an objective and proactive approach to estimating, be 'customer facing' and capable of maintaining and developing meaningful relationships with our stakeholders. Experience in residential and student Accommodation sectors is desirable


* Acting as Bid Manager if required. The 'Delegated Authority Schedule will determine the limit on size that they can act as Bid Manager
* Using drawings and specifications to produce competitive tenders
* Taking off quantities off drawings/specifications/bills of quantities
* Producing complete mechanical estimates up to £15m using Estimation Software
* Ensuring that all bids submitted are technically correct
* Producing tender packages for subcontractors and reviewing returned documents for inclusion in main bid.
* Involvement in finalisation of tenders including value engineering suggestions, alternative manufacturer proposals etc. and transfer of agreed values into estimating system
* Production of Schedule of Rates for each successful tender
* Liaising with the Commercial Manager to review tender documents and provide necessary clarification on proposed attendances/contract/terms etc. as required to limit unreasonable commercial risk
* Ensuring all roles and responsibilities are carried out in accordance with business procedures
* As required represent the Company in negotiations and meetings
* Attend internal project handover meetings and assist Commercial Manager in developing the commercial strategy for the project
* Maintain and developing meaningful relationships with our stakeholders
* Assist the Project Manager, Operations Director and Commercial Manager in development of the initial 'Monthly Cost Report'
* Protect clients commercial position during the tender period and liaise with the Commercial Manager when decisions lie outside their delegated authority limit
* Attend internal project close out meeting and close out any commercial actions


* ONC/HNC Building Services Engineering or equivalent experience in similar role
* 5 years experience in mechanical estimating jobs from £1m to £15m
* Mechanical estimating/bid presentation experience in the MEP sector
* Proven track record of successfully winning mechanical projects in line with business guidelines
* Good understanding of technical issues is preferable
* Working knowledge of labour, plant, materials and equipment
* Ability to read and clearly understand drawings and specifications
* Ability to work under pressure and flexible in approach to tender deadlines
* Wide supplier and sub-contractor knowledge
* Computer literate with experience of 'Estimation' software
* Good understanding of BREEAM, EPCs, relevant Building Regulations, SBEM
* Highly professional, Highly organised with a high level of integrity
* Able to communicate at different levels and situations and influence people
* Able to perform consistently under pressure, and meet deadlines
* Creative mind - thinks about the best way to provide information in a clear and concise manner
* Accepts change and new ideas
* Team player
* Good work ethic
* Takes full accountability for performance and professional development

Package dependent upon experience but circa £40-£45k plus car allowance plus pension plus DIS plus private healthcare

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