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Jacobs Senior Estimator in Wokingham, 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, 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.

The main responsibilities are;

  • Utilise and understand all methodology’s of estimating from “Capacity/Equipment Factored, SF or m2 Factoring, Parametric Modelling, Judgment or Analogical ”to“ Detailed unit cost with detailed take‐off.

  • 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.

  • Participate in tender analysis and risk reviews.

  • Prepare discipline by discipline quantity take-offs (Mechanical, E&I, Civils, Structural, Building Works) involving where applicable the preparation of RFQ packages from drawings and specifications.

  • 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.

  • Complete detailed cost calculations including indirect, direct labour, material, rentals, subcontracts, and equipment. Gather, analyse, input and compile information for negotiated work. Utilising and understand personnel rate cards.

  • Ensure that the governance process is followed and the accurate submission of documentation for tender approval. Uphold documentation security requirements and manage documentation distribution in line with security restrictions.

Here’s what you’ll need :

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

  • Understand and apply estimating norms, factors and allowances to project cost components and the full project life cycle and its components of cost.

  • Ability to work to, develop and implement project WBS and CBS coding at all levels within the estimate.

  • Work closely with the Planning and Scheduling lead, Commercial Lead, Sales Lead and Capture manager to ensure all commercial tender requirements are completed in a timely manor prior to bid submission.

  • Have good presentation skills and experience of presenting bids to internally for review

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

  • Degree, diploma, or certificate in engineering or related discipline from an accredited post-secondary institution; technical training in project management, drafting and engineering design, trade certificates, and/or field experience are definite assets.

  • NEC3/4 Contract suite implementation. Experienced in the production of fixed price, target cost and reimbursable estimates.

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)

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit www.vercida.com to view and access our roles. As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role

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 the team (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2) .

Your application experience is important to us and we’re keen to adapt to make every interaction even better. We welcome feedback on our recruitment process and if you need more from us before deciding to join Jacobs then please let us know. (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2)

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.