Job Opportunities

Estimator

Company Name

Cat Surveys Group Limited

Salary

£24,000 - £33,000

Location

Brentwood, Essex

Closing Date

31-07-2020


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Reporting to: Commercial Manager

Role Purpose:
Ensure accurate quotations and estimations for operational activities are provided to meet client requirements. Develop and drive our estimating approach to enable best in class quotations. Support the business to develop and deliver its 5 year forecast.

Key Accountabilities:
• Accountable for estimating works accurately and to time, using client and site visits as necessary
• Develop pricing strategies for quotations as necessary and make recommendations
• Deliver reports on patterns, products, trends and opportunities to fully exploit capabilities and relationships
• Use Jarvis as the hub system for Commercial and become an expert in its full functionality
• Accountable for continual communication with Finance department to keep estimating rates in line with current business costs
• Develop operational insights through discussion and focussed site visits
• Develop expertise in estimating and undertake lessons learned reviews to extract insights in order to deliver desired profit contributions
• Ensure that quotations pending are chased and effective mitigation and communication is in place
• Compiling relevant information from website enquiries, existing and new customers
• Using information provided to calculate commercially profitable costings and quotations relating to site and office activities
• Maintaining strong working relationships and ongoing communication with internal colleagues and customer representatives to ensure work is specified correctly in order to enable accurate and profitable costings
• Organise and lead commercial hand overs to ensure effective communications to Operations team
• Provide suite of KPI’s to support business KPI dashboard
• Provide and maintain reports to track Business Development order book and bid performance
• Lead and participate in lessons learned reviews and contribute to improvement of processes, propose ideas and innovations and deliver improvements

Key Competencies:
• Excellent inter-personal skills allied with verbal and written communication skills
• Influencing and relationship building skills
• Good IT skills including competency in the Microsoft Office software suite
• Forensic attention to detail
• Ability to work to deadlines and prioritise work accordingly
• Strong mathematical and financial skills

Preferable Skills:
• Minimum of 2 years estimating or equivalent experience
• Minimum of 5 GCSE’s > C/4 grade, or equivalent, including Maths & English
• Degree or equivalent within related field desirable
• Experience of estimation in the utilities and construction industry is preferred
• Experience of developing pricing models is preferred
• Driving licence

Operating Environment:
This role is predominately an office based role working at out Brentwood office with site and client visits across the UK as required. Travelling and working away from home may be required.

Please Email CV to Address Provided.