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Date Added: Mon 12/02/2024

Design & Estimating Manager

Watford, WD17, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Salary: £35000/annum

Job title: Design & Estimating Manager
Location: Watford
Salary: £35k - £40k
Hours: Monday - Friday 37.5 hours per week
Job type: Permanent

Job Description

Role Summary:

To manage and take full responsibility for all of the Design & Estimating 'Functions' of the business for all 'Commercial' projects
To perform all General Responsibilities
Reports to:

The Director for all matters relating to Estimating
Operations Manager for all matters relating to Design
Direct Reports:

Design Co-ordinators & Design Sub-Contractors
Skills required:

Ability to provide clear, concise information & guidance up and down the chain of command
Excellent organisation skills and the ability to remain flexible/adaptable to quickly changing time demands/tasks
Ability to prioritise and be proactive
Ability to manage multiple projects/tasks simultaneously, working to strict deadlines
Rigorous attention to detail with the ability to self-scrutinise work output
Good written communication skills, spelling & grammar and a confident verbal communicator
A problem solving, lateral thinking mindset
Competent in all Microsoft programmes particularly Excel and Sharepoint
Competent with CAD programs such as AutoCAD
Ability to quickly comprehend complex technological systems/technologies
Ability to quickly & accurately capture, comprehend and extract specific sets of requirements from construction tender documentation.
Ability to develop & design ELV/ITC/Data & Comms/Security/AV systems to a high degree of accuracy. Focusing on cost, safety, reliability, quality, compliance, and sustainability
Ability to present a polite & professional demeanour internally & externally with a focus on promptness, politeness and personal presentation
Ability to create and maintain a good rapport/working relationship with suppliers to serve the purposes of the business.

Job Role:

Take charge of tenders and estimating, run through received tender packages (such as scope of works and drawings) and gather prices from suppliers to create a bid proposal
Create file path/structure from template, download and save all tender information (or request from client if not received). Request any outstanding initial documentation required.
Programme the tender return process, delegating tasks as required and setting up Tender Planner Timeline
Liaise with clients regarding variations and ensure relevant site instructions are quoted and agreed
Create drawings required for the project on AutoCAD and record them on the drawing register, to include (but not limited to) the following -
- Layout Drawings (by system, by floor)
Elevation Drawings
Detail Drawings (IRS Roof Array, AC Door detail, Media Plate detail etc)
Schematics (typical, sitewide etc)
Headend Designs (Rack Design, Riser Elevations etc)
Overlays/Heatmaps (WiFi/CCTV)
Others as required
Maintain client-side document control systems such as Kahua, Asite and Viewpoint
Manage file structures, permissions, and storage/access management
Drawing register creation and maintenance
Timely issuance of drawings/design work
Raise RFI's (request for information), chase responses, and incorporate obtained information into design work
Create Tech Subs and record them on drawing register
Schedule Tech Sub creation in line with the client deadlines
Provide ongoing assistance to Operations/Accounts Team for VO creation.
Be involved in teams meetings with clients
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