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Electrical Estimator Full Time


We are working on behalf of a building consultancy firm who work within construction process engineering across the UK and hold a fabrication facility in Northumberland. They are actively seeking an experienced Electrical Estimator to join them on a permanent basis.



  • Integrate successfully with the existing business, relevant departments and staff
  • Foster excellent relations with clients, staff and suppliers
  • Provide quality services
  • Bring new ideas to the business and in particular (project, sector or business specific area) to enhance the brand, awareness services
  • Have demonstrated experience of compiling estimates on a diverse range of projects, including design and build projects, ideally valued to at least £3 million
  • Have demonstrated experience in Estimating, Quantity Surveying, Project and Bid Management, along with dealing with financial contracts and variations
  • Have the capacity to deliver a diversity of requirements within a working day
  • Have a flexible approach to work load
  • Be prepared to travel throughout the UK


Purpose and Objectives                                 


  • Compile the electrical content of tender bid submissions
  • Work closely with the estimating director and, when appropriate, the mechanical estimating team to ensure all key deliverables and deadlines are met
  • Engage with subcontractors and specialist supply chain to obtain proposals and determine cost certainty and compliancy
  • Establish a good understanding of the tender project and identify any risks or areas open to value engineered solutions
  • Establish close working relationships with the client, consultants and suppliers supporting the tender


Duties and Responsibilities


  • Identifying, quantifying and mitigating areas of commercial risk
  • Planning workload and delivering to deadlines
  • Producing cost comparisons for plant and equipment so that a well-informed tender adjudication can be carried out
  • Fully understanding the specification, and both schematic and detailed drawings
  • Establishing labour rates and labour mix to suit varying labour delivery models
  • Interpreting and advising electrical services risk at the tender stage
  • Building relationships with all members of staff on the project and supporting the tender
  • Ensuring that health, safety and the environment are a priority on all sites
  • Communicating with staff throughout the business in relation to the tender
  • Identifying and engaging any subcontractors and specialist manufacturers required to support the tender
  • Producing basic programmes to include in client bids
  • Ensuring that all bids submitted are technically correct
  • Developing a plan for doing design build work
  • Tracking and analyse competition and market pricing
  • Compiling the electrical content of tender bid submissions
  • Producing cost comparisons for plant and equipment so that well informed tender adjudications can be carried out
  • Logging estimate in estimate register and allocate estimate number
  • Reviewing tender documentation and seek authorisation to bid, arranging a tender strategy meeting if required
  • Allocating estimate resource and set an adjudication date to meet tender return
  • Creating estimates using various software packages
  • Reviewing returned quotations and validate for compliancy
  • Complete documents required to support submission (e.g. tender letter and clarifications)
  • Re-visiting and amending the tender as necessary, arranging a review meeting if required
  • Participating in lessons learnt exercises at the end of each tender to provide positive feedback as an organisation in order to improve processes and procedures
  • Maintaining one’s own continuous professional development by keeping up to speed with any new or likely changes which could affect estimating on future projects
  • Performing other duties in accordance with business needs

Job Overview

  • Date Posted: Posted 1 year ago
  • Location: Cramlington
  • Job Title: Electrical Estimator
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