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Design & Estimating Manager

Undisclosed Company
Hertfordshire, Watford
Up to £35000.00 per annum
Closing date
11 Mar 2024

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Job title: Design & Estimating Manager
Location: Watford
Salary: £35k - £40k
Hours: Monday - Friday 37.5 hours per week
Job type: Permanent

Job Description

Role Summary:

  • To manage and take full responsibility for all of the Design & Estimating 'Functions' of the business for all 'Commercial' projects
  • To perform all General Responsibilities

Reports to:

  • The Director for all matters relating to Estimating
  • Operations Manager for all matters relating to Design

Direct Reports:

  • Design Co-ordinators & Design Sub-Contractors

Skills required:

  • Ability to provide clear, concise information & guidance up and down the chain of command
  • Excellent organisation skills and the ability to remain flexible/adaptable to quickly changing time demands/tasks
  • Ability to prioritise and be proactive
  • Ability to manage multiple projects/tasks simultaneously, working to strict deadlines
  • Rigorous attention to detail with the ability to self-scrutinise work output
  • Good written communication skills, spelling & grammar and a confident verbal communicator
  • A problem solving, lateral thinking mindset
  • Competent in all Microsoft programmes particularly Excel and Sharepoint
  • Competent with CAD programs such as AutoCAD
  • Ability to quickly comprehend complex technological systems/technologies
  • Ability to quickly & accurately capture, comprehend and extract specific sets of requirements from construction tender documentation.
  • Ability to develop & design ELV/ITC/Data & Comms/Security/AV systems to a high degree of accuracy. Focusing on cost, safety, reliability, quality, compliance, and sustainability
  • Ability to present a polite & professional demeanour internally & externally with a focus on promptness, politeness and personal presentation
  • Ability to create and maintain a good rapport/working relationship with suppliers to serve the purposes of the business.

Job Role:

  • Take charge of tenders and estimating, run through received tender packages (such as scope of works and drawings) and gather prices from suppliers to create a bid proposal
  • Create file path/structure from template, download and save all tender information (or request from client if not received). Request any outstanding initial documentation required.
  • Programme the tender return process, delegating tasks as required and setting up Tender Planner Timeline
  • Liaise with clients regarding variations and ensure relevant site instructions are quoted and agreed
  • Create drawings required for the project on AutoCAD and record them on the drawing register, to include (but not limited to) the following -
    - Layout Drawings (by system, by floor)
    • Elevation Drawings
    • Detail Drawings (IRS Roof Array, AC Door detail, Media Plate detail etc)
    • Schematics (typical, sitewide etc)
    • Headend Designs (Rack Design, Riser Elevations etc)
    • Overlays/Heatmaps (WiFi/CCTV)
    • Others as required
  • Maintain client-side document control systems such as Kahua, Asite and Viewpoint
  • Manage file structures, permissions, and storage/access management
  • Drawing register creation and maintenance
  • Timely issuance of drawings/design work
  • Raise RFI's (request for information), chase responses, and incorporate obtained information into design work
  • Create Tech Subs and record them on drawing register
  • Schedule Tech Sub creation in line with the client deadlines
  • Provide ongoing assistance to Operations/Accounts Team for VO creation.
  • Be involved in teams meetings with clients

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