Mechanical Estimator

Mechanical Estimator
Bury, Hybrid
Posted 2 years ago

Location: Greater Manchester/hybrid/some travel

Salary: £50k to £60k

Additional Benefits:

  • Car allowance: £5k
  • Private healthcare
  • 4 x salary life assurance
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Pension (salary sacrifice arrangement)

Purpose, Context & Responsibilities:

To deliver complex engineering projects that include HVAC and full mechanical and electrical systems, associated structural steelwork and civil engineering.

Our clients are always at the forefront of each project, with the core focus on consistently delivering a high-level service.

  • Preparation of analytical estimates for Mechanical Engineering works that are technically accurate and with an acceptable risk level, from outline drawings and specifications
  • Participate in the design development to assess buildability, materials, innovation, and cost-effectiveness of proposals. • Provide high-level pricing information early in the Tender for optioneering and budgeting exercises to ensure the most cost-effective solution offered
  • Ensure procedures, including risk and governance processes are followed, documented and correct authorisations are in place
  • Contribute to the preparation of Tender Preparation and Tender Construction programmes
  • Prepare a staff schedule for the Tender, using feedback from successful contracts and collaborating with other functions
  • Participate in the preparation of a procurement plan with the central/regional buyers to agree suppliers & sub-contractors, terms & conditions, and discount levels
  • Prepare enquiries and obtain competitive quotations for mechanical engineering resources, particularly materials and subcontractors
  • Obtain completed construction and design questionnaires where appropriate
  • Maintain an up-to-date awareness and knowledge of technical developments and new methods within the industry
  • Prepare financial models for framework submissions, including setting appropriate staff rates
  • Cost coding using the standardised system to allow meaningful feedback and cost capture going forward 

Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications 


  • Experience of the UK HVAC market
  • Experience of bid preparation and coordination
  • Previous experience in a similar role in a construction/ building services company
  • Computer literacy, including a good knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility
  • Customer focused
  • Experience as an estimator or similar position
  • Familiarity with financial and project management principles
  • In-depth knowledge of research and data analysis methods and estimation formulas
  • Strong math and IT ability with an analytical mindset
  • Outstanding communication and negotiation abilities
  • Thoroughness and reliability
  • Excellent organizational skills 

Role Profile 

Highly Desirable

  • BSc/BA in engineering, construction science or relevant discipline
  • Some knowledge of Autodesk family, MS PowerPoint, Primavera P6, Dalux, ESTmep, CostOS
  • Experience of the Nuclear industry would be advantageous
  • Consideration would be given to candidates with more general or basic estimating experience wishing to develop their career in this field. 

Key Relationships

  • Business Development Team • Other Estimators • Designers • Engineers
  • Project Managers • Quantity Surveyors/Senior QS’s • Clients and Suppliers

For more information or to apply for this vacancy, please contact Lee Poynter at 01256 817878 or email or complete the application form below.

Job Features

Job CategoryPermanent
Start DateAsap
Salary£50k to £60k
ContactLee Poynter

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