Apr 27, 2024

Senior Estimator

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  • WA3, Risley, Warrington

Job Description

Senior Estimator When registering to this job board you will be redirected to the online application form. Please ensure that this is completed in full in order that your application can be reviewed. At Bellway we recognise that people are the key to our success and we are working towards becoming a more inclusive employer that values and respects individual differences in the workplace. There is an exciting opportunity to join Bellway, one of the UK’s largest house builders. Our Manchester Division is looking to recruit a Estimating Manager to join the Division’s Commercial Team. The Role The Estimating Manager is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Estimating Department, management of the team, and providing clear and accurate costing information on all proposed developments. This will include maintaining a robust cost data base within division, liaising with the commercial and technical teams to ensure live information is continually fed back into the process. Principal accountabilities of the role include: Gain specialist quotations such as demolition / asbestos removal to remove the risk from land viabilities Prepare initial viabilities for all land bids for sign off by Commercial / Technical Director Where full viabilities are required, they are to comply with the provisions set out within the Group Guidelines on Viabilities, Budgets and Valuations Liaise with Land Department over current and future development opportunities and attending Land Review Meetings Maintain records of current and historic costings, ensuring that live data is accurately fed back into the process Prepare cost estimates for housing association sites including preparation of contractors’ proposals and administration and agreement of contract documentation Assist the Commercial team with the preparation of pre-budget costs for sites Assist with review of Site Budget and Analysis of Variance reports that are required for issue of site budgets in accordance with Group Guidelines on Viabilities, Budgets and Valuations Collate and submit statistical analysis as required Provide guidance to the commercial teams as required at handover stage of project Liaise with other departments as required Assist Commercial / Technical Director with the running of Employers Agents where main contractors are utilised to construct developments under a Design and Build contract Represent Bellway Homes professionally in both personal appearance and conduct Mentor, manage and motivate the estimating team Experience, Qualifications and Skills Experience Experience working as a Senior Estimator / Estimator, estimating proposed costs / costs to complete Good knowledge of cost control systems and valuation reporting Experience of managing Housing Association contracts Knowledge of building regulations and NHBC standards Qualifications and Training Qualified as a Quantity Surveyor with a related degree or HNC/HND in a built environment subject with relevant experience CSCS card or equivalent Current full driving licence Skills and Aptitude Strong communication, listening, presentation and negotiating skills Excellent attention to detail Methodical, conscientious, organised and works to deliver high standards Ability to recognise problems and deal with them in a speedy and effective manner Ability to work independently as well as part of a team Ability to lead, manage and motivate team members Ability to thrive under pressure in a fast-paced environment Ability to problem solve and delegate effectively where necessary IT literate and the ability to adapt to new systems within the technical environment Committed to diversity and inclusion The Role and Working Conditions Office based role with regular travel to development sites and for meetings Willing to be flexible in respect to day-to-day duties and hours worked Core hours In return we can offer you: Competitive salary Competitive annual bonus Contributory pension scheme 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays Access to discounts and benefits portal ShareSave Scheme Cycle to Work Scheme Life assurance We reserve the right to close this vacancy if a large volume of applications are received

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