Senior Estimating Engineer

  • Location: North West, Warrington
  • Posting date: 13.10.2021
  • Closing date: 12.11.2021
  • Reference: BGEN032
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Why BGEN?
  • An opportunity to develop a culture of initiative, ideas and enterprise.
  • A commitment to development through training programmes and self-learning.
  • An empowering environment which promotes ownership and accountability.
Why BGEN?
  • An opportunity to develop a culture of initiative, ideas and enterprise.
  • A commitment to development through training programmes and self-learning.
  • An empowering environment which promotes ownership and accountability.

To carry out and oversee the efficient and effective provision of estimates for BGEN projects in order to win profitable contracts.

DIMENSIONS

Size of projects – range up to £10m

  1. To carry out the initial technical and contractual review of the tender enquiry
  2. To prepare the estimate in a logical and precise manner following QA procedures and utilising the computerised estimating package and Microsoft Word / Excel
  3. To obtain competitive quotations from Suppliers / Subcontractors for project estimates
  4. To carry out take-offs in a manner that will provide as much detail as possible for the purpose of tender reviews prior to tender submission and to assist in the financial control of a contract should the tender be successful
  5. To liaise with internal Divisions / Departments to obtain relevant quotations and information for tender
  6. To attend site visits and tender review meetings with clients (UK and overseas)
  7. To attend kick-off meetings to brief the project team should the tender be successful
  8. To oversee and advise Estimating Engineers, thus ensuring completeness and timely submission of tenders

Essential Skills

  • Good knowledge of current relevant Estimating and Commercial practice
  • Good knowledge of engineering practices
  • Good knowledge of project management practices
  • Good knowledge of HSE systems and compliance
  • Good knowledge of QA systems and compliance
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels within the organisation and with clients
  • High level of computer literacy
  • Considerable experience in estimating packages of work to the standards required within the chemical, pharmaceutical, nuclear, utilities and food & drink type of industries

Desirable Skills

  • People management skills and knowledge of performance management processes for leadership, coaching and development of staff
  • The Estimating Department provides a specialist service for the whole of BGEN and therefore the Job Holder must have a good knowledge of all of the Company’s activities and capabilities
  • The Job Holder must have the ability to assess the quality of User Requirements, Scope, Specification and Design in order to qualify the basis of estimation
  • The Job Holder must have a good knowledge of all aspects of contractual arrangements and estimating practice
  • The Department interfaces with all BGEN’s Divisions, Sales and Marketing, Sites and Clients, and therefore the Job Holder must have excellent interpersonal skills
  • The nature of the incoming workload is unpredictable and usually has imposed deadlines therefore the Job Holder must possess excellent organisational skills, flexibility and the ability to often work under considerable time pressure
  • The Job Holder shall have a willingness to undertake an annual performance 1 to 1 review, to attend and have an active participation in all internal and external training courses
  • Appropriate discipline qualifications i.e. HNC, ONC or City and Guilds

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