• Title
    Estimator (Substations, Overhead Lines) - UKPN
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Position Type
    Agency / Contract
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood are recruiting for an experienced Estimator to work in Central London as part of the UKPN ED1SON Alliance.
    Reporting to the Estimating Manager corporately and the Commercial Manager for the Project, the objective of the role is to prepare Overhead Line and Substation estimates in line with Project Compatible Unit Rates, required submission timescales, and general competitive estimating practices, whilst ensuring compliance with the Wood mandatory procedures. The role will also be to review Compatible Unit Rates for Wood as required.

    Role Specific Requirements:

    • Comply with Wood Code of Business Conduct, Anti Bribery and Corruption undertakings and the Wood mandatory and fundamental procedures.
    • Support Project team at Commercial Review Board meetings when seeking Approval to Prepare or Submit.
    • Support the Internal Bid Strategy for Tenders from both Contribution & Implementation.
    • Preparation of tenders / Alliance Delivery Proposals (ADP’s) and estimates in line with specified timeline.
    • Ensure priced project specific risk registers are completed for tenders / ADP’s in the Wood / Alliance approved format.
    • Ensure competitive quotations are received from the market on favourable terms to Wood / The Alliance for all Tenders / ADP’s being worked on.
    • Arrange and present pricing reviews to senior management prior to tender submission for Tenders / ADP’s responsibly for, attend other pricing reviews as deemed necessary.
    • Ensure liaison with internal Group departments for currency hedging and inflation advice, if required.
    • Review and understand Client supplied Tender Documentation / AIP’s to establish Tender scope and identify any missing documentation. 
    • Identify any clarification required from the Client to confirm/clarify any ambiguities in the Tender Documentation relating to the Tender / ADP.
    • Analyse Tender / Alliance supplied drawings and specifications.
    • Assemble accurate and well organised estimates and input into proposals in a timely manner, and in correct proforma.
    • Provide clear and detailed quantity take offs, Bills of Quantities/other pricing documents to reflect the scope of works.
    • Interaction with the Procurement department to obtain sub-contractor quotations including Technical scope and pricing requirements. Once received clarify and negotiate if required to insure quotes comply with contract documents, scope of works and required pricing inclusions.
    • Produce Project Cashflows in line with payment terms and Wood / Alliance cashflow requirements.
    • Calculating Bonds, Warranties & Guarantee costs if required.
    • Interaction with the Procurement Department to obtain material and equipment prices.
    • Input into Tender / ADP / Alliance Project Programme in terms of man hours and work breakdown structures.
    • Complete Client provided cost breakdown structure and pricing related documents.
    • Input where required into overall Tender Proposal / ADP Submission Documents.
    • Responding to Client Tender / ADP Clarifications post Tender Submission and attending Clarification meetings as required.
    • Establish and maintain good working Relationships with all members of the Project team / T&D Team.
    • If successful, Preparation of handover documents and Lead Tender / ADP handover to Project Delivery Team.
    • Effective communications.
    • Review Compatible Unit Rates / Bilateral Rates in line with NEC as required.
    • Various levels of estimating between Alliance Gate A and Alliance Gate C.

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Demonstrable estimating experience within the Transmission & Distribution Sector with a bias to Civils and Substation/Overheads Lines/HV Underground Cabling.
    • Demonstrable knowledge of competition within the market place
    • Relevant qualifications including an engineering based subject
    • Effective Communicator
    • Knowledge of NEC Suite of Contracts, FIDIC Yellow Book and all other main Conditions of Contract

    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.  www.woodplc.com  

    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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