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Date Added: Wed 14/09/2022

Mechanical Estimator - [Lead

Davyhulme, M417HA, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £38425 - £48425/annum £400 car allowance

JA1114 - Lead Mechanical Estimator 

Location - Manchester

Salary - Up to £48.5K DOE + £400/month car allowance


We are currently recruiting for a Mechanical Estimator with experience in the design and construction of sophisticated environmentally controlled facilities and process plants. The successful candidate will provide estimating activities to a new pharmaceutical production facility on site in Billingham.

Aims and Objectives:

To take the lead estimating and producing Prime Cost plans incorporating all scope requirements.
To estimate preliminary costs required to execute the works.
Understand the scheme and project to be able to capture Builders Work in Connection with the works.
There will be governance and employers' requirements which will differ that you will need to understand and include in your estimates. 
To work with the operations team to assist with programming and reporting.
Key Responsibilities:

Provide and take the lead estimating and costing duties on all projects you are assigned to.
Liaise closely with electrical and construction estimators to capture all scope and check duplications are not made.
To populate a manual, take off with agreed Schedule of Rates.
Produce costings using Contract Master with clarity on itemised prime costs and applied markups and margin.
Preparation of RFIs to ensure clients' requirements are clarified and achieved.
Complying with all latest building regulations, statutory authority legislation.
Understand the Company Quality Systems, implement and promote.
Correctly interpret the 3D model, drawings, and documents for takedown purposes.
Assess buildability of the installation and provide proactive solutions where required including access equipment, lifting plant and site setup preliminaries.
To maintain a close working relationship with Commercial, Engineering and Operations teams, ensuring cohesion in this business venture.
Estimate materials, plant, prelims, and labour to provide complete priced cost plans.
Check quotes from suppliers and subcontractors are comprehensive and include all necessary elements.
Check quote validity is in line with the Company offer.
Liaising with clients to meet their design brief.
Prepare in collaboration with the design team a risk and opportunities register.
Own their detailed cost plans based upon conceptual documents as well as schematic, design development and construction documents.
Interface with other estimating disciplines as well as the other members of the Project Team, Subcontractors and Owner Representatives.
Will be responsible for all take-offs, pricing and producing the final estimate to be incorporated into the final work product.
Skills & Experience:


Your mechanical services estimating duties will include but not be limited to the following: -

Compressed Air
HVAC head end plant, distribution, and terminals
Ductwork with ancillaries
Domestic services DHW, CWS, CHW, LTHW generation and distribution

Conversant with a wide range of mechanical building service systems and equipment.
IT literate with a technical understanding of IT packages relevant to the role, mainly Navisworks, Plant 3D & Contract Master.
You will be highly organised with a keen eye for detail and take a methodical and planned approach. You will own your estimate and cost plan.
Experience of creating a fully costed itemised estimate with an understanding of markup and margin.
Knowledge of all preliminaries and able to verify against industry standards and previous successful rates.
High level of self-motivation, organisational ability and drive to meet deadlines.
Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Technical/Design Education or equivalent estimating experience
Knowledge of local Subcontractor / Supplier Market
Must be personable and capable of direct client interaction
Well organized with strong written and oral communication skills
Working skills with standard business software (MS Office Suite).
Must be proficient in MS Excel

Subcontractor Project Management & Field Experience helpful but not required
Knowledge of BMS and EMS systems, metering, and networking
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