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Stretford, Greater Manchester Construction Jobs
1st Step Solutions are currently working with a National Contractor who are looking to recruit a Lead Mechanical Estimator to be based in Manchester. This is a fantastic opportunity for an Lead Mechanical Estimator to join a highly reputable name in the cleanroom and food & beverage facility market. Our client specialise in the design and construction of complex environmental control facilities providing a complete turnkey package to the high technology industries, particularly Pharmaceuticals, Fine Chemicals, Bio Technology, Food, Electronics and Renewables. Our clients operate in highly regulated industries and therefore the service offered must be delivered in compliance with relevant standards at all times. Job Purpose: * The role will provide estimating activities to a new pharmaceutical production facility. * Will own their detailed cost plans based upon conceptual documents as well as schematic, design development and construction documents. * Will interface with other estimating disciplines as well as the other members of the Project Team, Subcontractors and Owner Representatives. * Will be responsible for all take-offs, pricing and producing the final estimate to be incorporated into the final work product. Aims & Objectives: * To take the lead estimating and producing Prime Cost plans incorporating all scope requirements. * To estimate preliminary costs required to execute the works. * Understand the scheme and project to be able to capture Builders Work In Connection with the works. * There will be governance and employers requirements which will differ that you will need to understand and include in your estimates. * To work with the operations team to assist with programming and reporting. Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities: * Provide and take the lead estimating and costing duties on all projects you are assigned to. * Liaise closely with electrical and construction estimators to capture all scope and check duplications are not made. * To populate a manual take off with agreed Schedule of Rates. * Produce costings using Contract Master with clarity on itemised prime costs and applied markups and margin. * Preparation of RFIs to ensure clients' requirements are clarified and achieved. * Complying with all latest building regulations, statutory authority legislation. * Understand the company Quality Systems, implement and promote. * Correctly interpret the 3D model, drawings and documents for takedown purposes. * Assess buildability of the installation and provide proactive solutions where required including access equipment, lifting plant and site setup preliminaries. * To maintain a close working relationship with Commercial, Engineering and Operations teams, ensuring cohesion in this business venture. * Estimate materials, plant, prelims and labour to provide complete priced cost plans. * Check quotes from suppliers and subcontractors are comprehensive and include all necessary elements. * Check quote validity is in line with the offer. * Liaising with clients to meet their design brief. * Prepare in collaboration with the design team a risk and opportunities register. * To support the Operations team with the necessary procurement technical information in order for them to progress site activities on time and to the required quality. * To maintain a good knowledge of the industry, emerging markets and business opportunities to ensure effective promotion and local exposure. * You will have an excellent knowledge of current legislation, requirements and best practice. You will be responsible for the quality and standard for your complete costed estimate. Duties: * Your mechanical services estimating duties will include but not be limited to the following: Steam Compressed Air Drainage HVAC head end plant, distribution and terminals Ductwork with ancillaries Domestic services DHW, CWS, CHW, LTHW generation and distribution BWIC Qualifications, Experience, Knowledge and Skills: Essential: * Conversant with a wide range of mechanical building service systems and equipment. * IT literate with a technical understanding of IT packages relevant to the role, mainly Navisworks, Plant 3D & Contract Master. * You will be highly organised with a keen eye for detail and take a methodical and planned approach. You will own your estimate and cost plan. * Experience of creating a fully costed itemised estimate with an understanding of markup and margin. * Knowledge of all preliminaries and able to verify against industry standards and previous successful rates. * High level of self-motivation, organisational ability and drive to meet deadlines. * Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Technical/Design Education or equivalent estimating experience * Knowledge of local Subcontractor / Supplier Market * Must be personable and capable of direct client interaction * Well organised with strong written and oral communication skills * Working skills with standard business software (MS Office Suite). * Must be proficient in MS Excel Desirable: * Subcontractor Project Management & Field Experience helpful but not required. * Knowledge of BMS and EMS systems, metering and networking
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