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Company Kier Group
Job Title: Head of Estimating
Job Category: Estimating
Job Description:
Title: Head of Estimating Location: Tempsford, Bedfordshire. Team: Infrastructure Kier Infrastructure is recruiting a Head of Estimating to be based at our Tempsford Hall head office in Sandy, Bedfordshire. Reporting to the pre-construction director you will lead a team of estimators based at Tempsford and around the country. The Kier Infrastructure pre-construction team supports our Infrastructure Projects, Rail and Regional Civil Engineering businesses with a current combined annual turnover of £500m. Tender values range from over £1 billion to below £1 million. Your key responsibilities will be: * Lead the estimating team * Develop an effective team of estimators to meet the changing needs of the business * Development of skills and efficiency within the estimating team * Preparation of cost plans prior to arrival of tenders * Selection, procurement and management of external QS / cost consultants as necessary to support the internal team * Work closely with the other functions in the department to develop and implement bid winning strategies from early in the procurement process * Working with joint venture partners to develop and manage estimating functions for major projects * Preparation of tender pricing in accordance with the required tender preparation programme * Leading supply chain relationships to allow them to respond with timely, comprehensive and competitive quotations * Ensuring the quality of pricing work carried out by the team * Identification of risk and opportunity and establishing the route to margin * Preparation of cash flows * Ensuring that pricing is presented in a clear understandable manner at internal adjudications * Ensuring pricing is presented to clients accurately and coherently at the correct level of detail and with any necessary qualification or explanation * Ensure compliance in accordance with policies and standing orders The successful candidate should have the following skills: * Able to lead and motivate a team * Able to work closely and constructively with the rest of the pre-construction team * Good communicator * Able to prioritise and work on own initiative with no supervision * Conversant with tender preparation across all relevant business sectors * Have knowledge of, and the ability to use, computerised estimating systems * Have an understanding of different Conditions of Contract * Able to read and understand quotations, resolving any conditions or qualifications contained therein * Able to read and understand tender documentation * Able to embrace and develop new initiatives and technology * You should have experience or working on a range of civil engineering work-types and values. About Kier: Make the journey. Leave a legacy. Being part of Kier means living our values of being collaborative, enthusiastic and forward thinking. We all have the potential to shape our world, and it’s through these values that we will leave a lasting legacy. Bring your talent and ambition to Kier and you will be given the scope and opportunity to invest in your own future, to build your expertise and contribute to a rich and diverse culture. Kier is an inclusive employer.

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Employment type: Permanent
Salary/Hourly Rate: From: 90000 To: 110000 £ GBP
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Min. Experience (Years): Unspecified
Job Location: Sandy - Bedfordshire - England - South East
Post Date: 30 May 2018
 
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