RFM are looking to recruit an Estimator to join their Construction Division

THE ROLE

Support the pre-construction team for preparing tenders to secure projects, competitive traditional and design and build tenders for both new build and refurbishment projects including liaising with commercial, operation and planning to achieve the true acurate nett construction cost.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Obtain the most competitive quotes by understanding current market trends
  • Holds outstanding supply chain relationships
  • Identify and report on risk and opportunity / scope
  • Produce accurate net estimates in accordance with RFM Group standards to win work
  • Prepare accurate and competitive estimates and cost plans
  • Utilise, interpret and represent benchmark data
  • Assess tender documentation, requirements and report findings to team
  • Develop tender strategy and continuously monitor
  • Full understanding of ConQuest Q Series
  • Operate within the RFM Group standards estimating procedures
  • Awareness of current health and safety requirements and changes
  • Ensure risk register and temporary works schedules are applied and monitored
  • Influence and support team members to innovate and achieve optimum solutions
  • Effectively communicate bid strategy and solutions to construction team
  • Obtain feedback from construction team and utilise
  • Seek opportunities to learn about changes and innovations in the industry
  • Ensure own skill base is developed
  • Identify the customer and understand their needs
  • Build effective relationships to establish two way dialogue with customers and supplies
  • Seek to establish professional trust and mutual respect with customers and supplies
  • Endeavour to maintain relationships into the future with customers and supplies
  • Influence and support suppliers to innovate and achieve optimum solutions
  • Chair the adjudication process
  • Attend post tender negotiation with a view to taking the responsibilities
  • Prepare submission documents
  • Learn to develop the tender strategy
  • Develop business development appreciation and understanding

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Ability to work in a team environment contributing across the group
  • Good management skills with the ability to motivate employees to achieve high standards of compliance
  • Excellent organisational, planning and time management skills; able to manage projects simultaneously with compromising on standards and quality
  • Sound knowledge of the construction industry
  • Ability to ensure standards and specifications are met
  • Ability to work with senior management to set project and operational targets
  • Excellent negotiation and diplomacy skills and the ability to make a sound business case to senior stakeholders

QUALIFICATIONS, TRAINING AND TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE

  • Proficiency using Conquest Q Series estimating software
  • Degree or Diploma in Construction related learning desirable
  • Ability to take-off quantities
  • Creating Excel reports
  • Cost planning knowledge and experience
  • An understanding of construction technology and innovative techniques
  • Main Contracting experience essential
  • FM experience desirable.

ESTIMATOR REPORTS TO

  • Managing Director – Construction

LOCATION

  • LS19

BENEFITS

  • Negotiable Salary
  • 25 days holiday plus Birthday plus Stats
  • Engaged workplace culture
  • Leading IT hardware and software

ABOUT RFM GROUP

As a dynamic integrated property services provider, we help our clients of every shape and size in the commercial, retail, educational and residential sectors. Between them, our Construction, Facilities and Repair divisions mean they get one-stop simplicity or the chance to choose the services they need the most.

Accommodating people is what we do; and taking care of every aspect of their working or living space is how we do it. Whether we’re designing and building from scratch or fitting out, repairing or managing a property we’ll look after it like it’s our own. This applies to our staff too, we welcome, nurture and pish our staff to reach their full potential in a friendly and accommodating environment. We’re more than just a service provider, we’re a consultancy, and we’ve got the expertise, vision and technology to take care of our staff and customers perfectly.

If you are interested in this great opportunity and further your career we are very keen to hear from you.

Please contact Leigh Edmondson at Leigh.Edmondson@rfm-group.com