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Estimator - Leeds , West Yorkshire
Permanent - up to £25,000
This job for an estimator is to work for an established Window and Door manufacturer in Leeds. They have been in business for over 20 years and have 3 key areas.
The manufacture, supply and fit UPVC, Aluminium, Timer and Hybrid windows and doors. Their commercial department works extensively with Housing Associations, Municipal contractors, House builders, Schools and Local Authorities.
Produce profitable tenders/quotations from Architects drawings and specifications to Main Contractors, Councils and Social Landlords and others
Detailed Knowledge of contractual terms and conditions
Electronic estimating packages from First Degree Window Designer and Orgadata Logikal.
Ability to source alternative and less expensive materials for specific contracts whilst maintaining quality and delivery requirements
Obtain quotes for Sub-Contract services 'Auto Hardware' 'Glass' 'Design Work'
Transfer costs to in house Excel template Build up sheets, discussing with management on overall project agreeing rates on site attendance's, Installation costs and profitability.
Compose detailed quotation's to forward to clients with drawings
Evaluate sales leads for alternative companies (Main Contractors) at tender stage to increase success rate
Maintain and record tender details to database
Develop and maintain relationships with key customers
Answer Technical questions and offer Value Engineering solutions when necessary
Carry out negotiations with Main Contract Quantity Surveyors and offer value engineering ideas to maintain profitability of project
Attend pre-starts, design and on-going contract meetings where required
Contract up successful winning tenders and create detailed contract files to forward to Contracts Manager to include project costs, specifications, payment terms ect
Produce target/special costs items to buying department
Price variation items specific to your project
Estimator in Commercial Glazing Sector Aluminium & or PVC
Experience with Main Contractors, sealed tenders, electronic submissions
Architectural drawings, building regulation knowledge with ability to calculate windloads, inertia values, acoustic glazing, u-values ect
General Construction industry knowledge ie. Scaffolding/access/types of construction
Experience in sales, current market climate and forces
Technical Knowledge on Systems and Glass
Proficient with Microsoft software/general IT literacy
Good Communication skills