As part of our continued expansion, our Water Technologies team is looking for an Estimator to join the team in our facility in Darlington. You will be involved in preparing analytical estimates and realistic tenders that ensures business sustainability through securing contracts. Part of your role will involve calculating and prepare tender submissions, as well as supporting the wider Estimating team, to maximise opportunities for the business.

Some of Your Key Duties of the Role Include:

  • Liaising with Clients and their Professional representatives
  • Review tender documents assessing scope, risk involved, tender complexity and provide feedback.   
  • Work in a collaborative and proactive manner with other members of the Estimating Team
  • Preparation of Bill of Quantities and material Take Offs and pricing thereof.
  • Produce enquiry schedules for scope of works and packages required from the tender documentation, drawings and specifications for Sub-contracted scopes.
  • Fully ascertain the cost implications of programme by working with a Project Engineer/Site Manager/Planner to determine accurate project deliverables and associated timescales of a project.
  • Establish output and production rates to accurately determine progress and completion rates, including allowances for risks and other unforeseen circumstances.
  • Calculating a final figure for the estimated cost, supplemented by adjustments for overheads and profit, and present a finalised tender price build-up.
  • Pricing tenders in accordance with Framework agreed Schedules of Rates and Prices, if required.
  • Understanding the terms and conditions of the contract and assessing the cost for any insurances, warranties, bonds, performance penalties, etc.
  • Attend tender price review meetings in the presence of the Tender Team with Directors or Project Teams.
  • Provide support and liaison with other disciplines including Directors, Managers, Planners, Quantity Surveyors, Design Co-ordinators, Buyers, etc.
  • Provide compliant tender deliverables to meet the business timescales to realise Client return dates, arranging RSE tender review meetings and preparing documentation to meet the required timescales.

What Do You Need?

  • Experience within an Estimating position, with any experience in a process related environment being advantageous, but not necessary.
  • Ability to interpret drawings and specifications to allow the preparation of relevant documentation.
  • Ability to be able to read and understand the sequencing of programmes or schedules.
  • Must be able to meet tight deadlines and communicate effectively at all levels both internally and with Clients.
  • Although predominantly office based, there is a requirement to attend out of office meetings and visit Client sites. This may also require working away from home if the site visits or Client meetings are not local to the RSE office.
  • IT literacy in all MS applications, in particular Excel and Word.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Full UK Driving Licence

Who Are We?

RSE is a trusted clean water technology company, developing market leading products and solutions for purifying drinking water, recycling wastewater and cleaning water in industrial processes. We are disrupting the water sector, delivering water treatment products, technologies, and services to clients across the UK. RSE provides offsite modular build solutions using a low-carbon approach compared to traditional construction methods and our unique offering to the market focuses on innovation, efficiency, and excellence.

Established in 1982, RSE has grown into one of the most prominent MEICA engineering businesses in the UK water industry. We have created a complete in-house and full-service capability from project inception through to design, fabrication, and delivery by means of installation and commissioning. We additionally have one of the largest servicing and maintenance teams in the market, to ensure we’re on hand for all our clients’ needs.

Our service offering presents industry-leading innovative solutions and our dedicated staff play a key role in delivering our sustainability and wider business goals. With over 1700 staff across our group of companies, our strategic ambition will see the business continue to grow as we expand our operations and diversify our products. One of RSE’s key focuses is driving servant leadership and giving our people the opportunity and responsibility to take an entrepreneurial approach in their career development.

What RSE Offer

To build successful teams and drive the level of quality that RSE is renowned for, we know we need the best people in the industry. Not only do we require the relevant skillsets, but we also need people with the right attitude and mentality to thrive and grow in an innovative and fast-paced environment. At RSE, you’ll be given every opportunity to set the path of your own career through our Business Streams and work within dynamic teams that will require you to rise to the challenge of working for a market leader.              

  • Industry-leading salary based on your experience.
  • A flexible career development path, with no restrictions on where your career can go.
  • Holiday Allowance of 31 days per year, rising to 33 days per year after 2 years’ service.
  • Holiday Buy / Sell Scheme
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Cycle to Work
  • Discounted National Gym Membership
  • Professional Fees Paid
  • Employee Discount Platform
  • EV/Hybrid Car Lease Scheme
  • Access to our network of health professionals including mental health champions and Occupational Health Nurse.

In a flourishing sector where there are vast career opportunities available, we believe by leading transformation in the industry our offering to the market means our people have the space to thrive.

If you’re interested in a career with a company that will harness your skills and provide you with the support to create your own future within the water industry, apply now

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