Mechanical Estimator

Mechanical Estimator
Posted 3 months ago

Location: Bristol


Start Date:

Salary: Circa 50k

Job Description:

  • Receive client enquiries and conduct site surveys to understand project requirements
  • Prepare detailed estimations and obtain quotations from suppliers and subcontractors
  • Support client meetings and tender presentations to secure opportunities
  • Gather client feedback on submitted tenders/quotes and provide solutions to overcome concerns
  • Develop and refine the estimation process to improve efficiency, accuracy, and cost-effectiveness
  • Evaluate strategic opportunities and report on lead status and quotes
  • Utilise vital technical skills to support the wider team when needed
  • Communicate effectively and professionally at all times

Essential Experience/Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3+ years’ experience in a similar role
  • Mechanical or Plumbing background
  • Commercial and contractual understanding
  • Full clean driving license
  • Willingness to undergo a DBS full disclosure
  • Experience across sectors such as Healthcare, Education, Hospitality, Commercial Property
  • Fully IT literate with CRM systems understanding

Main Responsibilities

  • Compiling Bids for Projects.
  • To understand specification documents and produce complete takeoffs from mechanical and electrical drawings.
  • The mechanical project ranges from £1 – 6 million.
  • Calculating costs for materials, transport, labour, equipment hire, permits, and other project-related expenses.
  • Obtaining quotes for all predicted requirements from subcontractors and suppliers, including Electrical and Builders’ work elements.
  • Collating detailed price lists of everything required on each tender/project.
  • Clarifying the client’s needs and expectations.
  • Prepare detailed and accurate cost estimates, breakdowns, and proposals.
  • Assessing and adhering to all risk assessments and health and safety requirements.
  • Keeping up to date with inflation and understanding potential risks.
  • Analyse potential risks and opportunities associated with the project and incorporate them into the estimate.
  • Maintain accurate records and documentation related to estimates and project costs.
  • Making visits to the site to familiarise with the works and fully understand the scope of works and site-specific requirements of works being tendered.
  • Stay up to date on industry standards and regulations
  • Present bids to clients and answer their questions.
  • Assisting bid writer with specific site information to assist with quality submissions.
  • Preparing and submitting quotations for more minor works up to £1 million for contractor’s design style projects with limited information available.
  • Desire to want to progress into renewable technologies.
  • Ability to tender for multiple projects at any one time.
  • Ability to produce value engineering solutions.

Produce programme of works and site logistic plans at tender stage to demonstrate to clients we understand their requirements and to present our delivery methods.


For more information or to apply for this position, please call David Page at 07497 480107 / or complete the form below.

Job Features

Job CategoryPermanent
Start DateAsap
SalaryCirca £50K
ContactDavid Page

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