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TSA North

TSA is an award winning independent specialist recruitment business. We focus on recruiting professionals in the construction, consultancy and civil engineering industries and believe that work should have a positive impact on people's lives.

Due to company growth, our client is looking for a Lead Estimator to build up tenders from first principals for projects ranging from £1m to £10m+.

Our client are specialists in highways construction and have been involved in large scale UK and international construction projects within the highways, airfields and marine sectors as well as offering highways maintenance services and manufacturing our own innovative surfacing products

About the Role

The Lead Estimator will take a leading role in the Pre-construction team in the preparation of tenders with responsibility for the commercial elements of submission Responsible with the rest of the commercial team for formulating commercial strategies and solutions to support the development and implementation of the Company's strategic objectives within strategic bidding activities. To manage the estimating resource and ensure the protection of the company's financial and corporate interests both in the preparation of bids and in operational delivery. You will work closely with all other parts of the commercial team, Pre-Construction Manager, Directors, Legal department, Central Services and operational businesses in the preparation of tenders and works opportunities.

As well as a highly competitive salary, they are also offering some great benefits with this role, which include:

  • Competitive pension contribution
  • A company car allowance or a company car with a fuel card
  • 25 days annual leave per annum + the option to buy or sell up to 5 days annual leave
  • Flexible working
  • Opportunity to study towards a professional qualification fully funded
  • Ongoing training, and personal professional development
  • Discounts on car leasing, holidays, cinema tickets, restaurants and much more through our online employee benefits portal
About you

The successful candidate will Ideally have a recognised University or College Degree and currently working as a Managing/Senior Estimator within the Civil Engineering and/or infrastructure industry. You will have experience of successfully leading an estimating / bidding team on a number of complex sizeable contracts in the provision of transport infrastructure or civil engineering services.

You will also:

  • Knowledge of the construction industry and its key processes including design
  • Extensive experience in estimating related to asphalt and / or concrete paving including the build-up of mix prices from first principles.
  • Completing complex tenders on time, to the required quality standards.
  • Needs to have all round technical understanding of the activities for which he/she is estimating, probably gained over a number of years' experience
  • Developing and implementation of commercial strategies
  • Experience of risk management within the tender stages of project development
  • Experience of managing supply chain input into the tender process
  • Understanding and inclusion of stakeholder requirements
  • Experience of build-up of rates from first principles
  • Demonstrable track record of success in the work winning environment
  • Strong commitment to Health & Safety, Business Improvement, Quality and Environmental principles
  • Commercial understanding of all aspects tender development
  • Understanding and awareness of good customer service principles and
  • Able to identify and implement effective business management processes...... click apply for full job details
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