Estimator

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  • Location: Leicester

  • Salary: Dependent on experience

  • Reports to: Senior Bid Solution & Design Manager

Purpose of Position

To lead the pricing function for the group to ensure creative, competitive and innovative bids are delivered to existing and future clients
Develop and manage key supplier relationships to support the bidding function and create competitive pricing models. Working collaboratively with Operational teams and Business Development Directors (BDD) to achieve Company sales and bidding targets

Key Accountabilities:

  • Develop market leading pricing and FM delivery solutions for all bidding opportunities.
  • Take full ownership of the costing model for each bidding opportunity working alongside the Bid team and BDD.
  • Understand the commercial and contractual terms of each bidding opportunity and ensure commercial risks are identified and quantified within the cost model.
  • Maintain Bellrock’s cost model, updating as required to ensure wage rates, NI and pensions etc are in-line with statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • Work across the Bellrock Group companies in Workplace and Compliance, Technical and Real Estate, Software and M&E ensuring the cost models are reflective of the services delivered and meets their business unit requirements.
  • Assist the BDD by attending client site visits and surveys.
  • Management of Framework pricing model.
  • Responsible for the labour loading of M&E assets within the Bellrock Cost Model with SFG20 or equivalent.
  • Caveat all bidding assumption within the cost model.
  • Assess all bid opportunities with relevant BDD to estimate win probability.
  • Engage direct and indirect supply chain partners to create solutions and competitive pricing models.
  • Preparing and reviewing the commercial aspects of the bid, ensuring all services are included in the final price to the customer and contractual issues are raised and flagged.
  • Understand and resolve complex technical, strategic and business issues
  • To benchmark all final bid costs to ensure cost are within industry norms.
  • Create P&L and cashflow forecast for each bidding opportunity.
  • Handover cost model to operations and finance ensuring full understanding of income vs. expenditure.

Competencies:

  • Understands and applies commercial and financial principles to commercial bid proposals. Views issues in terms of costs, profits, markets and added value.
  • Strong commercial abilities that support creative strategies around bid and solution design. Aligns resources, processes and systems to support strategic priorities. Demonstrates a broad-based view of issues, events and activities and a perception of the longer-term impact and wider implications.
  • Creates new and imaginative approaches to bid’s. Identifies fresh approaches and shows a willingness to question traditional assumptions.
  • Personal motivation – commits self to work hard towards goals. Shows enthusiasm and career commitment.

Core qualities and attributes

  • High degree of direction, self-reliance, assertiveness and the ability to hit the ground running.
  • Interprets business needs and champions decisive action to achieve the vision.
  • Ability to challenge positively and debate confidently.
  • FM / Engineering background and experience with extensive experience in bid management.
  • Encourages an environment where creativity can flourish.
  • Strong planning, communication and people skills together with a “hands-on” approach, with the ability to lead a small but dynamic team.
  • Excellent stakeholder/client management skills, with the ability to quickly demonstrate an understanding of Bellrock’s business and clients’ business and the market dynamics in which we operate.
  • Ability to influence diverse groups and engage at all levels both internally and externally.
  • Displays an entrepreneurial approach to business constantly seeking opportunities for growth.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communications and presentation skills.
  • Excellent negotiation skills, based on strong commercial/financial acumen.
  • Strong strategic thinking abilities, capable of translating strategic intent into immediate successful delivery.
  • Proven track-record in delivering complex FM bid projects to successful conclusion.
  • Real passion and enthusiasm to succeed.

Qualifications / Experience

  • ONC / OND or HNC / HND in building services engineering (HVAC related)
  • Or Qualifications in the following;
    • Gas safe / Corgi
    • Acops 1-15 & 16
    • City & guilds mechanical or electrical
    • IEE 17th edition regulations
  • Experience of labour loading using SFG20 methodology and Crown Commercial Services FM Framework.
  • Strong understanding of building engineering systems to support the pricing of M&E assets.
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