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Estimator - Architectural Steel

  • Location:

    Coventry

  • Sector:

    Building & Construction

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £40000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits: Plus Excellent Benefits

  • Contact:

    Grant Dolan

  • Contact email:

    gdolan@aktonrecruitment.com

  • Contact phone:

    0161 233 0034

  • Job ref:

    GD237BDA1

  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    22 Aug 00:00

  • Startdate:

    2019-07-24

Estimator - Architectural Steel
£40k-£45k 
Coventry 
An experienced Architectural Steel Estimator is required for a growing construction company based in Coventry. This is a position with the opportunity of a Directorship and Company Profit Share for the right candidate.
The role of Estimator will include the preparation of tenders and attaining new business through new and existing clients. With knowledge of steel staircases (including spirals) /Balustrades/Balcony's and other forms of architectural metalwork.
Responsibility & Duties
  • Preparing tender bids and collating information from enquiries received
  • Negotiating and winning tenders
  • Attendance at Client meetings with Directors
  • Negotiating prices from suppliers as well as sub-contractors
  • Managing the estimating & commercial aspects
  • Developing relationships with key clients
  • Developing and securing relationships with premier suppliers, researching and procurement of materials, equipment and labour costs
  • Preparing accurate take offs from drawings
  • Liaise with Drawing Office and understand and interpret site requirements
  • Delivery of each contract ensuring customer timelines are strictly adhered to
  • Work with all relevant departments on new applications to ensure smooth planning and implementation of project
  • Create bids for new contracts and supporting buying activities
  • Prepare handover documents for the Contracts Manager and installation teams
  • Keep all records and database up to date
Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have previous experience of Estimating, from a Architectural or Secondary metal works background (minimum 5 years), along with the following;
  • Experience in preparing tenders and undertaking take offs from construction drawings and expert in interpreting drawings
  • Existing relationships with a network of clients and key suppliers
  • Excellent communication skills and able to build relationships
  • Excellent IT and Computer Skills including Microsoft Office
  • Good professional telephone skills with smart appearance
  • Key knowledge, skills & experienceGood leadership and management skills
  • A valid UK Driving license
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to work well as part of a team and also under your own initiative when required
  • Well organised with excellent time management
  • Demonstrate a desire for self-improvement and enthusiasm to learn new skills
  • Ability to interpret and work from drawings
  • Ability to work on a variety of projects simultaneously