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Quantity Surveyor/Estimator - Rochdale

Role: Estimator / Quantity Surveyor (RICS or CIOB)
Location: Based near to Oldham / Rochdale / Bury
Salary: up to 55k per annum + benefits - negotiable
Our client, a SME Building Contractor based in North Manchester is looking for an experienced Estimator / QS to join their team to manage new build, renovations and refurbishment projects and tenders. The Estimator will be responsible for ensuring that all tenders are properly evaluated, resourced, co-ordinated, prepared and submitted within specified times and to a high quality.
It is essential to have specifically worked within the Building / Construction sector and preferable to have a CSCS card. The tenders generally range from 20k - £1million projects.
The principal accountabilities of the Estimator will be:
-To ensure that tenders are properly resourced as well as priced in order to win the work being tendered at the correct price
-To provide information to formulate a detailed bid in accordance with procedures
-To assist in the tender and proposal strategies, bid submission and approval processes and timescales as well as pricing policies
-To submit correct information to the Manager that allows for him/her to successfully coordinate the bid, including tender documentation, correspondence, technical submissions, other documentation etc.
-To identify areas where improvements in tender win rate ratio can be achieved
-Researching materials, equipment and labour costs.
- Gathering quotes from material suppliers and sub-contractors.
- Assessing levels of risk on a job.
-To, when required, take off any quantities from drawings and build up alternative detailed resource rates
To apply for the role of Estimator or Quantity Surveyor, the successful candidate will have ideally worked for a Building Contractor:
-An Estimating background or relevant experience within a Building Contractors is essential - working within both refurbishment and new build contracts
- Have a related Degree or RICS or CIOB qualification
-Computer Literacy – a good working knowledge of IT systems and procedures
-Effective communication skills with all levels of staff
-Ability to work to tight timescales/deadlines in order to meet tender targets
This is an excellent opportunity with a well established business who has maintained a strong place within the building sector over the past 40 years.


RICS or CIOB or related degree

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