Senior Estimator – Abergavenny/Bristol/Swansea/Porthmadog

Job Introduction

Founded in 1968 Griffiths are one of the leading civil engineering and construction organisations working in Wales, the English border counties, and the West of England.

We pride ourselves in providing the “personal touch” establishing and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships at all levels within client organisations, throughout the supply chain and with stakeholders.

We are very proud of our history and what makes us the company we are today. We also have huge ambitions for the future and want to continue our growth and innovation to remain at the leading edge of our industry we offer a range of career development opportunities as a business unit of Tarmac PLC. We are looking for people who share this passion, enthusiasm, and collaborative approach to join our team. As part of a global business in CRH, the career opportunities are limitless.

We are currently looking for a Senior Estimator to join our ambitious team.

We’re working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds. We operate a flexible working policy and as such this role will, subject to discussion and agreement, be either home-based or in one of our offices in Abergavenny, Swansea, Bristol and Porthmadog, or a combination of home and office working. There will be a also be a requirement to attend meetings, etc in our Abergavenny head office from time to time.

Role Responsibility

On a day to day basis, you will be responsible for a number of tasks which will include:

  • Working with regional operational teams on tenders, assessing tender information for discussion in internal meetings to develop tender strategy.
  • Raise tender clarifications and contribute with key questions and assessments for mid-tender meetings. Maintain up to date understanding of tender, reviewing and amending the tender based on feedback from the client clarifications.
  • Sourcing the most competitive external quotes for activities not covered internally. Reviewing and assessing subcontractor’s submissions, seeking best value offer.
  • Furnishing our buying department with material quants for current market rates.
  • Working closely with tender planner to develop a winning tender strategy, reviewing programme and buildability techniques with the planner.
  • Producing BoQ’s using Causeway Estimating Package for all tenders, undertaking take-offs as required or managing the take-off process where internal/external resource is used.
  • Contribute to updating libraries in Causeway Estimating Package as required, having detailed understanding of pricing works from first principles
  • Maintain an up to date knowledge of market rates, keeping up to date with current and new techniques
  • Visiting sites as required to assess tender requirements and understand best practice/lessons learned from successful tenders.
  • Complete the terms & conditions /exclusions & clarifications for each individual tender.
  • Facilitate the review of all tenders by senior leadership team prior to submission, including risk reviews. Addressing outcomes of tender reviews prior to submission.
  • Submitting the tender pack in a full and timely manner to the client.
  • Attend the tender meetings with clients and represent Griffiths in relation to financial discussions.
  • Produce a tender pack for handover to Operations, once tenders have been awarded. Leading internal tender handover meetings
  • Feed back to the rest of the team on lessons learned over the tender process with that particular client and/or subcontractors.

The Ideal Candidate

As the ideal candidate it is anticipated that you will have: 

  • Proven IT skills (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint mandatory)
  • Well-developed Causeway Estimating skills (or similar transferable skills)
  • Take off abilities including use of software packages.
  • Able to perform well in a team environment
  • In depth understanding of construction industry terminology and delivery methods
  • Demonstrable organisational skills
  • Ability to prioritise and work to challenging deadlines

Education/Experience Requirements: 

  • Ideally Bachelor’s degree/or equivalent with ideally 10 to 15 years civil engineering industry experience, 5 of which will have been in an estimating role.

Why Griffiths

We offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits:

  • Bonus scheme
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice
  • Training and development opportunities
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Our extensive levels of expertise can be split into three major sectors: INFRASTRUCTURE, RAIL and GEOTECHNICAL.

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