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Overhead Lines Senior Estimator

Overhead Lines Senior Estimator

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Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood. is currently recruiting for an Overhead Lines Senior Estimator.


This role will be a staff position based in Darlington or Leicester with site visits.



  • Specifically this position will support the Power Distribution opportunities and the predominant estimating activities relating to Overhead Power Lines and other areas of the Transmission & Distribution Business.
  • To provide Estimating Services to support T&D in meeting the strategic goals of the Business, including appropriate levels of Governance and Assurance.


Key Aims and Objectives

  • Review and asses tenders ensuring all tender documents are received and are correct.
  • Attend pre-tender site meetings
  • Prepare subcontract and supplier enquiries and provide recommendations based on tender returns.
  • Prepare competitive and compelling tender prices for opportunities, including all necessary takes-offs and pricing.
  • Preparation of internal approval paperwork including cash flows, risk registers and tender summary sheets.
  • Preparation of pricing clarifications
  • Compile offer letter, tender schedules, programme and other items required within enquiry for submission to client.
  • Attend internal tender price review meetings and track all changes.
  • Post tender client meetings together with questions and answers.
  • Capture and implement all appropriate lessons/actuals from current/previous projects
  • Support the T&D Services Project Controls team in cost loading MAPS and Scheduling packages, including future developments such as MDAX and Convero.
  • Establish effective customer relationship with key T&D Clients.


Skills / Qualifications

  • Demostrable extensive experience in a similar role
  • Educated to Degree/HND Level in construction, engineering r business discipline
  • A good working knowledge of estimating practices 
  • Construction experience within a contractor environment 
  • Time & Distance Planning 
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of the NEC suite of contracts 
  • A comprehensive knowledge and proven track record in  Low, Medium and High voltage overhead line’ estimating is essential
  • Effective communication skills including the ability to give presentations/reports to all levels including external stakeholders 
  • Proficient in IT Skills, with a strong working knowledge of Excel and Word as a minimum
  • Possess a full UK Driving License 
  • Be prepared to travel and work away from the base office for short periods


Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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