Mechanical Estimator

- Special Projects

- Northampton

- Full Time

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The Role

Reports to: Pre-Construction Manager

Job Overview

  • Support the delivery of the business vision, goals and strategy.
    Lead a professional approach to all aspects of tender delivery.
  • Accurate prime cost production in line with the needs of the tender.
  • Implementation of effective win strategy and presentation of high quality compelling bids.
    Actively contribute to achieving the target win ratio.
  • Maintain consistently high standards of bid delivery across the team.

Key Areas of Responsibility

Oversee and co-ordinate prime cost production on all tenders. Ensuring a competitive and accurate prime cost is achieved for all elements – Mechanical, Electrical & Builderswork – together with value engineering options, innovation and alternatives.

Undertake estimating tasks as required including preparing budgets, issuing and evaluating supply chain quotations etc. Implement strategies for supply chain engagement. Review and agree the plan for presentation and agreement of proposed tender letter, qualifications, tender analysis and other deliverables.

Identify responsibilities and requirements for design input, ensure the required audits and assessments are undertaken, along with completion or preparation of the design as required for pricing purposes, prepare Contractors Proposals or derogations and undertake an evaluation of alternative solutions.

Input into the production of Tender programmes in line with the needs of the tender.

Develop and implement the win strategy for each tender to differentiate the bid and increase the likelihood of success.

Manage the formulation, drafting and editing of tender submission documents and presentation material (Mid-bid, post tender, etc.) to provide an attractive, cohesive and tailored response.

Organise, attend and chair appropriate internal/external meetings and events with the required support. Internally, present the project requirements and win strategy at the required reviews and tender settlement meetings.

Liaise with the commercial department to review and comment upon the proposed Terms and Conditions, warranties, etc. and implement a strategy for presentation and agreement with the client.

Prepare Tender Handover documentation and lead the presentation of the accepted tender. Continue to liaise with the project delivery and client team as required to ensure a smooth transition into contract and subsequent construction.

Support business development by identifying suitable opportunities in conjunction with the Business Development resource and Pre-Construction Manager.

Input into preparation of Pre-Qualification Questionnaires and coordinate input from others in the Group.

Develop relationships including Client, PM, PQS, M&E consultant & Main Contractor(s) both before and during the bid period so that we understand the project and the client’s key drivers and position our bid/offer to compliment these requirements.


Experience and Qualifications

At least 5 Years’ experience in building services estimating

Qualified to HND level in Building Services or equivalent experience


Essential Skills and Attributes

Ability to lead and be a good team player

Presentation and written communication skills

Excellent communication skills

Planning and organisation

Proficient in Estimation; Word; Excel; PowerPoint and Asta PowerProject.

At all times you represent the Company and should conduct yourself in accordance with Our Values: Professional – Dynamic – Responsible


– Competitive salary
– 25 days holiday (up to 30 days with service) plus bank holidays
– Flexible holiday scheme
– Private healthcare scheme
– Pension scheme
– Employee owned business
– Wellbeing and employee assistance programme