Estimator (Commercial solar)

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Estimator (Commercial solar)

Job ID: JD-13991
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Manchester
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Permanent
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1 month ago
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£35k – £45k DOE + Car Allowance + £5k Bonus
Renewable Energy

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Summary:

We are looking for an experienced Commercial Solar Estimator to join a company mobilising its expertise to provide low-carbon energy solutions. You will be responsible for providing an estimating and tendering service from receipt to submission, with the objective to achieve/exceed the company budget and to understand, implement, and adhere to the company SHEQ policy/strategy.  The successful applicant will have experience of pricing a wide range of tender sizes and Commercial Solar PV systems within the Energy/Renewables sector and be confident in the use of estimating software, preferably Conquest.  Apply Today!

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain relationships with Clients, Designers, Subcontractors and Suppliers
  • Develop the bid strategy and accurately review tender documentation
  • Carry out site visits to view, address and mitigate risks wherever possible
  • Prepare and issue sub-contract and material enquiries, managing receipt of quotations
  • Ensure that correct insurance levels are in place upon appointment of external BOQs
  • Price bills/schedules analytically and produce quote comparisons using estimating software.
  • Assess the program requirements to develop and cost a suitable preliminaries allowance
  • Present estimate for review and final settlement
  • Develop cost information from first principles
  • Develop up cashflows and pricing library to establish cost plans and contract sums
  • Capture and identify all abnormals that are part of the design
  • Develop and investigate new technology and instigate into the business
 

Skills and experience required:

  • Experience of pricing a wide range of tender sizes in Sustainability/Renewables/Utilities
  • Experience of pricing range of PV systems i.e., Ground Mounted, Roof Mounted and Floating
  • Excellent Excel Skills
  • Experience of working with estimating software preferably Conquest
  • Experience of presenting technical and complex information
  • Utilities with groundwork experience
  • Understanding of site constraints and identifying early to cost or mitigate
  • Understanding of utility providers points of connection and costing of these
 

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