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Mechanical Estimator

Department: Meldrum Facilities Ltd

As Estimator you will be responsible for preparing and winning, profitable work.

In this role you will be responsible to the Facilities Managing Director.

This will include, but not limited to, the following duties:

  • Acting as principle point of contact between Meldrum Facilities and the Clients’ professional team throughout the tendering process.
  • Establishing and communicating to the bid team the requirements of each tender.
  • Liaising with internal and external designers to produce a design sufficiently advanced for pricing.
  • Taking – off quantities from a set of tender drawings.
  • Building – up rates for items in a Bill of Quantities using Meldrum Facilities labour, plant and materials.
  • Monitoring supply chain enquiries.
  • Bringing innovation and value engineering to tenders.
  • Liaising with other team members involved in tender preparation to ensure that the suite of tender documents submitted meets or exceeds the Client’s requirements.
  • Presenting the tender to the Director for approval to submit.
  • Producing final tender documents submitting to client.
  • Undertaking detailed tender management.
  • Ensuring that cost planning and estimating are accurate and reflect the project requirements and risk profile.
  • Ensure compliance with company procedures and policies;
  • Preparing bills of quantities.
  • Undertaking costs value analysis including cost value reporting
  • Valuing works as they progress and agreeing final accounts
  • Identify and support the management of project risks and opportunities
  • Preparing and analysing costings for tenders
  • Assist with the preparation of contractual claims


Continuous improvements

You will contribute to the overall running and continuous improvement of the business, along with development of the Estimating Department, by ensuring that the highest professional standards are maintained to continually improve the service given to Clients. This includes:

  • Identifying problems and offering solutions.
  • Ensuring the Company’s QEMS procedures are followed as they relate to the Construction Department, and offering suggestions as to their development and improvement
  • Encouraging and developing teamwork both within your team and between teams, internally and externally.
  • Have an excellent understanding and are compliant with the QEMS, particularly the processes outlined in IP06


General requirements

You will be expected to maintain the highest levels of confidentiality at all times regarding the company and its Clients. You must also work efficiently and safely at all times in accordance with the appropriate training, the Company Safety Policy and HSE guidelines.

Your ability to relate well with Clients and Staff and to maintain high professional standards is very important, alongside your ability to communicate in a clear, concise manner both in writing and verbally. In doing so you must also ensure an appropriate standard of dress and personal appearance is maintained at all times.

You should demonstrate and use initiative to carry out work with minimal supervision, including the skills to prioritise and work to strict deadlines whilst being thorough and paying close attention to detail. This will be reinforced by demonstrating an enthusiastic, flexible and conscientious approach to work.

Once inducted, you should demonstrate a clear understanding of the Company’s structure, values and procedures, including the QEMS. In relation to this, you must advise your line manager immediately of any visits to site by external agencies such as the Health & Safety Executive, Environmental Health Officers etc.

The main duties listed above are not intended to be exhaustive and may be revised in accordance with the requirements of the company and the Group.