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Estimator in London, London, United Kingdom

Estimator

Location: London

Job Summary

The Estimator develops and continuously updates the Incentive Target Estimate for a sub-Project (HS2 Station or LUL Station) ensuring that the estimate fully reflects the specific constraints and challenges of the project, the build sequence and methodology and its impact on cost.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the validation of the SDSC Incentive target and comment accordingly
  • Work with the planning and construction teams for the section to finalise the construction methodology, temporary works requirements, preliminaries, staff costs and the like and ensure this is integrated into the overall estimate
  • Input cost data into the BIM model
  • Work with the Risk Manager and section project team to develop the risk register for the project and ensure sufficient contingency is allowed within the budget to reflect the level of uncertainty in the project at each stage of its lifecycle
  • Validate unit rates and construction methodology with key sub-contractors and ensure this is built into budget
  • Continuously review and cost check the developing design and update the budget as necessary.
  • Provide input into the evaluation of changes to the project

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Person Specification

Technical Competencies required

The key technical competencies required to perform the role well are outlined below.

Essential

Desired

  • Very strong understanding of estimating and construction methodology
  • Ability to develop and estimate top down and bottom up
  • Ability to apply IT systems relevant to estimating
  • Ability to use BIM modelling to create cost estimate models
  • Strong numerical and data analysis skills.
  • Ability to use QRA and other sensitivity modelling software

Behavioural Competencies required

The key behavioural competencies required to perform the role well are outlined below.

Essential

  • Effective team player
  • A strong attention to detail
  • Tenacious in eliciting facts and information to undertake role
  • Ability to work with construction colleagues
  • Able to present facts clearly and simply
  • Resilient and able to work under pressure to tight timelines

Qualifications, Certifications and Experience required

Essential

  • Minimum 10 years experience of project estimating ideally with a main or tier 2 contractor
  • Past experience of major (£100m plus) projects
  • Very strong knowledge of construction techniques and their implications on cost
  • Good relevant degree in surveying or construction
  • Experience in the railway environment.
  • RICS or similar chartered status.

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