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Currently recruiting: Estimator

We are looking for an experienced Estimator to join our Projects Team in Leicester.

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If you are interested, please read the job specification below and send your CV to heidi@rdd-creative.co.uk



The Estimator will be flexible to the needs of the business, visiting clients if required for larger briefs, growing, and maintaining a network of suppliers to allow us to produce competitive quotes.

 

Working closely with the Project Managers and Studio Team, the Estimator will have several core areas of responsibility:

 

1.    Estimating

Working with the Studio team to obtain drawings and information required for estimating:


  • Understanding the project and its requirements

  • Using industry knowledge to assess materials, labour, and other project costs

  • Reviewing materials and processes under consideration for the design and providing consultation as appropriate; value engineering for cost effectiveness

  • Recommending materials and manufacturing methods appropriate to specific projects

  • Preparing detailed and competitive quotations for point of sale projects, following up with clients to convert them

  • Ensuring that quotations align with project specifications, timelines and budgetary constraints

  • Working with the Project Managers and Design Teams to develop new suppliers, production methods and materials

  • Obtaining and analysing suppliers and supplier quotes to make recommendations for use in estimates

  • Where applicable, providing Project Managers with the type of estimate appropriate to the stage in the design and engineering process (ballpark, budgetary, firm)

  • Conducting thorough cost analysis on existing and potential projects to identify areas for cost savings and optimisation

  • Keeping abreast of market trends and pricing to maintain competitiveness in the industry

  • Research new materials and processes that contribute to increased sustainability, working with clients to find better solutions and briefing the management team on findings

  • Helping to maintain estimation files

  • Gaining proficiency in RFP and RFQ processing and administration

  • Coordinating with production department for labour estimates

  • Circulating estimates to Project Managers

  • Support the Managing Director and Projects team with account management and sales

  • Attend and contribute to quarterly team meeting and monthly sub-team meetings

  • Produce and analyse monthly reports on quotes generated

  • Remain flexible to the ever-changing needs of the business 

 

2.    Health and Safety

  • Ensure health and safety standards are met and any concerns reported immediately

  • Ensure site security is upheld


3.    Lean Manufacturing

  • Implement Lean tools and processes to improve areas of work

 

Person Specification

 

Skills

  • Analytical thinking

  • Attention to detail

  • Time management

  • Team collaboration

  • Communication and negotiation

  • Proficiency in estimating software and tools

  • Strong Excel skills

  • Good conceptual abilities

  • Ability to read engineering drawings

 

 

Knowledge

  • 3-5 years’ experience of cost estimating; preferably in the retail display or a related industry

  • Knowledge of acrylic fabrication, injection moulding, joinery, and sheet metal

  • Basic knowledge of materials and manufacturing process

  • Working knowledge of SolidWorks would be advantageous

 


Salary £38,000 to £45,000 pa depending on skills and abilities that meet the job description.


  • Company pension

  • Monday to Friday

  • Bonus scheme


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