Lead MEP Estimator

Lead MEP Estimator

Location North West
Job Type Permanent
Salary £50-60k

Job Description

Coleman James are working with a North West based contractor who due to their continued growth and success are in the market for a Lead MEP Estimator who has proven experience working within the Data Centre and Critical Environments.

The lead estimator will be responsible for providing commercial support for the business unit in winning work by estimating the cost of key project elements such main items of plant, electrical systems, and subcontract packages of electrical, mechanical and construction.

It is important that an estimator understands basic construction technology and methods of delivery on and off site.

Your responsibilities will include: -

  • Issuing subcontract and material enquiries for various packages.
  • Attend site visits and collaborate with client’s team
  • Attend site visits with potential suppliers and sub-contractors
  • Read, understand, and scrutinise specifications and drawings
  • Understand the roll of principle contractor and sub-contractor duties
  • Identification of potential risk and opportunities
  • Carry out takes offs from drawings and specifications
  • Use of Estimating software (Trimble)
  • Input into design aspects regarding value engineering
  • Reviewing sub-contractor submissions ensuring compliance with tender requirements
  • Compilation of final tender documentation for director sign off
  • Input into the program highlighting potential lead time issues
  • Input into the formal submission of tenders

Ideally the successful candidate should come from an engineering background with knowledge of electrical systems. Education to HNC/HND or degree level in Electrical/Building Services an advantage.

You need to be able to prioritise workload to ensure deadlines are met without compromise on quality, able to work on own initiative, self-motivated and good team play who can communicate with colleagues and management at all levels.

Demonstrate a proven track record of successful tenders on data centres or similar projects involving critical infrastructure.

Minimum of 5 years’ experience of building services estimating.

This is a Permanent position and Coleman James Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency. 

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