- Production of design/quantities for sub-contract and material enquiries.
- Create and send out sub-contract and material enquiries.
- Liaise with subcontractors, vendors, and suppliers to gather cost information.
- Analyse and verify sub-contract quotations
- Develop cost estimates by analysing the materials needed to complete a project.
- Factor in any cost of wasted materials and any possible delays in the project.
- Review bid proposals, blueprints, and specifications and confirm all details material requirements.
- Review job costs and any related overages and underages to avoid any repetition of errors.
- Accurately assess the amount and cost of electricity required for a building or process.
- Analyse the costs in relevant databases (or excel), address any discrepancies and discuss alternative cost-saving measures.
- Competent in the preparation of estimates from inception through to completion without assistance or guidance.
- Background in electrical system design, electrical take-offs and load calculations.
- Highly developed oral and written communication skills are essential to effectively lead employees and negotiate with vendors and contractors.
- Ability to prioritise their workload.
- Ability to apply numerical skills to analyse data, interpreting facts and figures presented in the form of statistical tables.
- Ability to create and maintain accurate / accessible and organised documentation.
- Understanding and analysing mechanical, structural, architectural and other related drawings and schematics is highly desirable.
- Knowledge of AutoCAD is highly desirable.
- General knowledge of common software applications is preferred, as is experience with estimating software.
- Comprehensive understanding of Microsoft Word and Excel.
Requirements and Qualifications
- Minimum of HNC/HND or equivalent vocational qualifications
- Previous experience in a similar role
- Experience in electrical construction as well as knowledge of current local material and labour costs is crucial to this role.
- Knowledge of rail projects would be beneficial but not essential