of the Estimating Department is to produce the most competitive nett cost and to establish, maintain and improve procedures for the control and effectiveness of the estimating function in line with company policy and business objectives.
Interpret and understand technical, commercial and contractual requirements of tender documentation
Ensure that they remain aware of events and continually evaluate costs, giving VF a leading edge in the marketplace
Pro-actively seek and gain knowledge of competitors
Produce and submit competitive and accurate tenders
Ensure consistency and coherency of all aspects of bid
Actively pursue alternatives and innovations
Arrange and attend tender debriefings with clients and monitor results
Effectively communicate and ensure that the operations team fully understand the tender hand-over
Carry out ad hoc projects as directed by the Head of Estimating, Rail & Infrastructure
To regularly visit operational sites and actively seek feedback
Develop and maintain relationships with clients, professionals, subcontractors and suppliers
Train support staff
Provide technical support to both external clients/subcontracts/design consultants and internal departments
Fully understand the customer i.e. structure, drivers, requirements etc.
Analyse data to inform and/or challenge solution development
Design and develop bespoke cost and pricing models
Remain fully conversant with current legislation and company policies
Analyse risks and opportunities for board approval
Provide support to operational and mobilisation teams when new contracts go live to ensure correct interpretation of contractual obligations and payment structures
Ensure all opportunities for margin enhancement are identified and pursued
Establish a personal development plan and demonstrate its effectiveness by frequent review with the Head of Estimating – Rail & Infrastructure.
Skills & experience
To possess a sound construction/engineering knowledge
To have good mathematical knowledge
To be up to date with IT packages including Workspace & Conquest
To remain constantly aware of events and continually evaluate costs to maintain a leading edge within the market place
To have good overall knowledge of Competitors
To keep up to date with current legislation
Understand the conditions of contract
Be able to set up and maintain good systems and procedures.
To possess effective Time Management skills, with a demonstrable ability to work to tight deadlines.