Assistant Estimator in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Company Information

VolkerRail is an established and experienced railway infrastructure contractor. We have a successful track record of delivering projects across the whole of the UK; working with Network Rail, London Underground as well as light rail and tram operating companies to enhance the national infrastructure.

As one of the UKs oldest railway contractors, with a history dating back over 80 years, we are passionate about the preservation and development of the railways. Our years of experience and continued company growth have earned us a reputation within the industry for high performance and innovation, and as a company focussed on timely and efficient delivery.

Job Summary

An opportunity has arisen within VolkerRail for an Assistant Estimator to join the Metros and Rail Projects Department working in Doncaster.

Key duties will include:

  • Assistance with the production of estimates from first principal of lowest feasible prime cost in accordance with relevant procedures, ITT documents, tender deadlines, and information provided by members of bid team. This may include production of: bills of quantities; activity schedules; schedules of rates; dayworks; etc. Seek guidance from Senior Estimators as required in order to develop knowledge.
  • Assist the estimator in working with production staff to establish methodology, programme, resource requirements etc.
  • Assist the estimator in working with Commercial and Procurement staff to identify s/con packages, prepare enquiries, and select suppliers in order to obtain the required number of compliant competitive quotations.
  • Assist in contributing to risk review / assessment process where required.
  • Taking part in review and handover meetings as required.
  • Assist with producing commercial information in the prescribed format and detail to enable commercial delivery team to upload to COINS Valuations.
  • Work with members of bid team to assemble supporting information for tender review and submission.
  • Assist as required in post tender negotiations.
  • Keep abreast of operating/installation methods adopted on site, and the resources required in same, through visits to site and discussions with management.
  • Work to best practice throughout estimating function based on established procedures.

Job Requirements

You will be self-motivated with a pro-active approach and have experience of working under pressure and meeting tight deadlines. Problem solving, communication and excellent organisational skills are a key requirement for this role.

The candidate will also ideally have the following experience/skill set:

  • Previous experience in a similar role would be advantageous.
  • Proficient in Microsoft 365 Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Degree, HND or NVQ equivalent level qualified in Civil Engineering or relevant area.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Good presentation, written and analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability and self-confidence to build strong working relationships internally and externally at all levels.
  • Able to manage a diverse workload.

VolkerRail Group offers a competitive salary and attractive benefits that includes pension, performance related pay, and other benefits commensurate to your skills and experience.

Committed to equality of opportunity and diversity.

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