Estimator (Ref: BEST002/BEST003)

Job description

Offering comprehensive in-house design, manufacture and installation services; Bridges Electrical Engineers Ltd., is a trusted high performance and multi-disciplined MEICA engineering technology company with an established and long-term client base. Today we work with a broad range of commercial and industrial clients in the water treatment, quarrying, nuclear and waste recycling sectors.

We are currently recruiting for an Estimator to be based from any of the following locations:

  • Midsomer Norton
  • Maidstone
  • Southampton
  • Swansea
  • Taunton


THE ROLE

  • Analyse drawings, specifications and other documentation to prepare estimates
  • Identify and provide alternative design proposals, solutions and value engineering options
  • Construct and formulate estimates and resolve commercial issues
  • Visiting sites to undertake surveys and produce associated reports and tenders
  • Visiting other Bridges offices and sites in the Exeter and Maidstone regions
  • Production of accurate quotations including:
  • Maintaining quotation records as required
  • Ensuring profitability of quotations
  • Liaising with clients and sub-contractors
  • Ensuring an effective handover of jobs to Project Managers
  • Preparation of a programme of works for projects
  • Liaising with the Bid Manager in relation to the submission of bids and tenders
    • Interpretation of client requirements and ensuring compliance with client’s standards.
    • Production of drawings, parts lists and any other information required
    • Liaising with customers, suppliers and project managers to ensure cost effectiveness
    • Attending site meetings
    • Carrying out site investigation work as required
  • Maintaining quotation records as required
  • Ensuring profitability of quotations
  • Liaising with clients and sub-contractors
  • Ensuring an effective handover of jobs to Project Managers
  • Preparation of a programme of works for projects
  • Liaising with the Bid Manager in relation to the submission of bids and tenders
  • Ensuring quotation deadlines are managed and adhered to
  • Ensuring the production of accurate quotations
  • Ensuring that programmes are not provided to the client that aren’t achievable



Requirements

  • Dynamic and specialist experience from an engineering / manufacturing / fabrication / production sector
  • Knowledge of mechanical and electrical engineering or contracting services within the water sector
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Good organisational skills
  • Excellent Excel and Word skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative with limited supervision
  • Flexible working approach
  • Driving for work purposes will be required


BENEFITS OF WORKING FOR BRIDGES

RoSPA Gold Medal winner, Bridges - is an excellent company to work for and a great place to develop your career. Our goal is to exceed the very highest standards and ensure our people work in a culture of health, safety and wellbeing. We are a family run business with a friendly and welcoming culture, and are dedicated to helping our employees learn, develop and achieve success - along with us and throughout their careers.

Bridges also offers an excellent benefits package:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Health cash plan with Healthshield
  • Standard Life Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Employee Discount Scheme
  • Bike 2 Work scheme
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Employee recognition schemes

Bridges is an equal opportunities employee and is committed to ensuring equality and diversity within the workplace.