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Estimating Manager

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Job Description

Our client based on the outskirts of Manchester offers customers a quality, D&B Construction, Commercial Interior Design and Fit-Out services since 1970. The company has grown into one that redefines workspaces, and delivers outstanding solutions with expertise and precision.

They have become specialists on the outside, as well as on the inside…with significant experience in areas such as Offices, Commercial, Industrial Projects, Traditional Construction Schemes.

They currently have 3 requirements in Estimating to take their business to the next level. On offer is a chance to work with an enviable respected contractor and receive top salaries and remuneration packages.

Estimating Manager

£70k - £80k + package

The business has a strategy to grow significantly over the next three to five years, and thus have an exciting opportunity for an Estimating Manager to play a key role in realising this strategy.

The successful candidate will have extensive experience in a pre-contracts management position within the construction industry.

The Estimating Manager will be responsible for overseeing the tendering procedure for the company. The successful candidate with take control of all aspects of the estimating department to lead the estimating team from receiving the tender right through to submission, chasing the submission, meeting the clients to further negotiate and secure the contract.

Your new role

* To be responsible for client development, whilst leading a core work winning team, coupled with the accountability for practical completion of all stages of bid / tender proposals
* To co-ordinate the whole design and financial / cost process, and to work closely with the client, employer's representatives and legislative bodies
* To act as the focal point for all aspects of pre-construction, ensuring that professional relations are developed and maintained with the client, their representatives, consultants and internal stakeholders
* To oversee, manage and co-ordinate the designs and cost planning in line with the procurement / project team members to ensure that the information flow and progress achieve the necessary deadlines
* To work closely with the Directors, Operations teams and other members of the business to ensure that the company position is maintained at the highest potential level
* To manage the process structure for the bid, and review the effectiveness of this at regular intervals, which will include selection of relevantly experienced individuals with the necessary skills to support with particular aspects of any designs or tenders / bids to help achieve a greater percentage of success
* Pursue new and existing clients to assist in the procurement of potential work opportunities
* To meet at regular intervals and provide formal progress reports for presentation to the Board / Management
* To manage and co-ordinate information and the communication process both within the team and to external stakeholders
* To work and direct the line management proactively and effectively, helping to ensure that individual and team targets are achieved or exceeded
* As a senior individual, help to motivate the work winning team, ensuring that morale is maintained to the highest level

What you'll need to succeed

* To have a proven track record in a hands on pre-construction leadership role from within a recognised main contractor.
* To have experience of a variety of project disciplines within the aforementioned sectors, and with numerous sector / client applications
* You must possess an excellent understanding of the contracting process, coupled with the ability to manage and develop bids / proposals, both technically and commercially
* You will possess good levels of experience at all stages of the contract process
* Offering the ability to join an existing and established business / team and lead all aspects in a positive manner with enthusiasm and drive
* A motivator and manager of others who is able to evaluate challenges or issues and offer solutions
* Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, being able to relate to all levels in an organisation, whilst establishing and maintaining respect both professionally and personally with internal / external stakeholders
* Must have excellent time management skills, being able to effectively prioritise and delegate against stringent deadlines
* Be able to operate hands-on in a non-confrontational manner and thrive in a team orientated environment
* Be able to demonstrate sound commercial acumen but with the ability to delegate necessary responsibility
* Must be able to demonstrate successful client management techniques
* To have experience of successfully negotiating and completing bids / tenders with a host of public and private sector clients
* Should have presence, be well presented and outward going
* Ensuring maximisation of financial return, whilst maintaining and developing relationships via service levels and quality of the management process
* To be able to take a strategic view and prioritise effectively

What you'll get in return

This challenging and exciting opportunity, requires an individual with demonstrable experience in a pre-contracts management function in the above mentioned sectors. A highly attractive basic salary plus extensive benefits package is on offer to the successful candidate, along with longevity of work and forward progression, given that our client possesses a very large work bank for the long-term future and is firmly committed to growth over the next 5 - 10 years.

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