Lead Estimator – Swindon – £70k – £80k + package

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Salary: £70k - £80k + package
Location: Swindon
Region: South West

A Tier 1 civil engineering contractor is currently looking for a Chief/ Lead Estimator to oversee and lead tenders on major projects within the rail & highways industry. You will be responsible for a number of Estimators, pricing key tenders for clients such as Network Rail, HS2 & Highways England.

Key aspects of your role

  • Managing and motivating the estimating team
  • Setting standards and driving continuous improvement within department
  • Overseeing and reviewing all estimates to ensure all aspects are robust, thoroughly prepared and competitive.
  • Inputting to bid strategies and ensuring estimates are prepared with a focus on the commercial or other win themes developed by the tender team.
  • Allocating and balancing resource, recruiting as required
  • Line management, approval of timesheets and expenses
  • Chair team meetings, provide updates to senior team
  • Developing and reporting on department statistics
  • Managing department budget
  • Liaising with other company functions to ensure support to successful tenders
  • Producing estimates when department workload requires it.
  • Liaising with operations and project directors to ensure full support to bid
  • Support of team and creating an environment for innovation
  • Strategic planning of software or hardware – develop departmental process and standardise tools.
  • Management of team training 

The ideal candidate will have worked within Civil Rail projects previously, also with a basic understanding of highways works. Salary is negotiable depending on experience, but an excellent remuneration package is available.


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