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Jacobs Mechanical Estimator in Reading, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40+ countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.

In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family-friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay and free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships. We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

About the Opportunity

Working within our Field Solutions business you’ll be part of a large construction focused workforce tendering for and delivering complex and challenging construction projects throughout the nuclear and defence sectors, from inception to final delivery and client handover Jacobs Field Solutions offer a fantastic opportunity to engage with all life cycle phases of a project.

The Estimator is responsible for developing construction cost estimates covering all phases and cost elements of multi-disciplined construction projects. Coordinating with other departments and/or offices as required and conducting estimate reviews with the estimating lead and senior management. Final preparations of estimate basis documents to aid with operational handover.

The role requires regular attendances on the AWE site. Reporting into the 'Head of Estimating' directly for the contribution to the development of multi-disciplined construction estimates, working closely with the project managers, construction managers and capture managers for the given tenders.

The main responsibilities are;

  • Prepare, compile and co-ordinate the development of the estimate, ensuring all required estimating documentation is completed and issued to the capture manager in line with the bid schedule.

  • Read and interpret ITT documentation in full, raise any TQ’s or RFI’s where information is believed to be missing or unclear and participate in tender analysis and risk reviews

  • Prepare detailed bottom-up cost estimates for mechanical self-delivery scopes of work working from RFQ documentation, drawings, specifications, and site instructions. Prepare BOQ / MTO information, job steps, obtain material pricing and utilise labour norms and productivity rates to develop whole package costs.

  • Work with subcontractors and suppliers to prepare and distribute subcontractor & materials RFQ packages for work within project scope but not performed internally, including defining the scope of work, providing drawings, specifications and required documentation.

  • Develop detailed indirect estimates, both onsite and off-site support.

  • Complete detailed cost calculations including indirect, direct labour, material, rentals, subcontracts, and equipment.

  • Gather, analyse, input and compile information for negotiated work; Support the capture manager in organising and chairing estimate hand over meetings.

  • Liaise with Planning and Delivery teams to ensure that the estimate ties into both schedule and project delivery plan.

  • Understand and apply estimating norms, factors, and allowances to project cost components and have good presentation skills and experience of presenting bids to internal management for approval.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Confident and willing to engage with the team and contribute to our positive working environment.

  • Moderate experience in an estimating or related role, preferably in an industrial construction environment.

  • Familiar working with engineering drawings and specifications

  • Working knowledge of industry practices, regulations, materials specifications, supply chain and discipline specific terminology.

  • Formal qualification in building construction from an accredited post-secondary institution; technical training in project management, drafting and engineering design, trade certificates, and/or field experience are definite assets;

  • Extensive knowledge and ability to use all MS Office packages, Especially Excel, Word and Outlook.

  • Experience of working within Nuclear establishments & following Nuclear Professionalism Standards & Expectations

  • Knowledge of the legislative, regulatory, quality and environmental requirements relating to nuclear engineering projects.

  • Required to pass a Medical to prove fitness to work in a Radiological environment. (Required for occasional site visits and surveys wearing relevant PPE)

  • You should be a sole UK national with SC and/ or the ability to obtain the required level of security clearance (SC).

Our Culture

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs. (https://careers.jacobs.com/life-at-jacobs/)

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here. (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity?_ga=2.1062705.1096535124.1626879887-1704311048.1575562676)

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If you require further support or reasonable adjustments with regards to the recruitment process (for example, you require the application form in a different format), please contact Matt.Jones1@Jacobs.com or contact the team (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2) .

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