Sector: Civil Engineering

Location: Durham

Job Reference: ND71423

Freelance Estimator required to work for the Local Authority in the highways division. You will assist in ensuring the timely completion of works operations so as to achieve the optimum balance of customer and employee satisfaction together with achieving the Service’s financial objectives.

To assist in the timely pricing and preparation of tenders and quotations, and the preparation of related quality submissions as directed by the Estimating Manager.
To prepare/review initial job files and to ensure the completion of them for issue to operational staff
To have a good knowledge of contract procedures and documentation.
To be conversant with computer based tendering and valuation techniques.
To ensure that ‘hot-costing’ of projects, where appropriate, is completed on a weekly basis from prime documentation prepared by operational staff.
To prepare project cost appraisals and other data as directed by the Estimating Manager.
To ensure the timely generation of agreed valuations based on measurements taken either personally or from records prepared by operational staff and to submit them to the Finance.
To work with the Estimating Manager and/or operational staff to identify and evaluate contractual claims/variations.
To optimise financial return on work carried out with due regard to customer satisfaction.
To assist in the maintenance and improvement of the systems required for continued monitoring of the financial performance of the team.
To liaise with Finance staff regarding financial controls, performance and valuations, and the production of related reports.
To promote and assist in the accurate maintenance of site records and associated reports.
To assist in the identification and planning of resource requirements and the preparation of project programmes.
To liaise with Strategic Highways staff and customers to develop close professional working relationships.
To provide contractual support and assistance to operational staff.
To maintain an awareness of new materials, methods and procedures which will enhance the commercial position of the Service.
To liaise with operational staff in pre-start, in progress and post completion procedures.
To investigate new business opportunities.
To ensure full compliance with Quality System requirements, and a high standard of customer care.


This is a temporary position and Corepeople Recruitment Limited will be acting as an employment business for the supply of temporary workers to the hirer.

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