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Estimator/cost planner -Newport

Location: Newport, Wales Industry: Built Environment
Salary: Up to £350 per day Contact: Joe Firth
Posted: 7 months ago Contact Email: jfirth@meridianbs.co.uk

Working times : Monday-Friday , 8.5 hrs a day . ( ofice hours)

The key skills that we are looking for are:

  • Sound infrastructure/civil engineering estimating experience with a recognised main contractor
  • Daily travel of Newport, South Wales
  • Experience of proprietary estimating software Candy, Conquest preferred

· Water industry experience preferred


  • Using DCWW's Unit Cost Database (UCD) deliver costed options for feasibility purposes between Gateway 2 (award to the Alliance) and Gateway 3 (Commit to Solution)
  • Provide sound commercial advice and high level cost plans to the feasibility team in relation to alternative options proposed between Gateway 2 and 3.
  • Identify the component parts of any Capital Maintenance Project from outline drawings and feasibility studies to facilitate pricing of Solution Target Costs using the UCD system.
  • Work within a common Estimating Process across the Alliance using a standardised Estimating Package (Candy)
  • Work with the Project Team to deliver the estimating function ensuring accurate, consistent and transparent pricing from first principles of Projects for delivery by the Alliance.
  • Produce detailed Latest Best Estimates at Gateway 4 (proceed to site) to establish the latest Project cost forecast for comparison against the Business Plan Target or Solution Target Price, for Gateway 4 Governance and forecasting purposes.
  • Ensure that all estimates are capable of being used as the base targets for Earned Value Analysis during construction.
  • Liaise with the Project Planner to ensure that all estimates align with the Work Breakdown Structures and Activity Schedules contained in Project P6 Programmes.
  • Provide clear, standardised data from estimates in the form required to populate the UCD using standardised Data Capture Templates.

Meridian Business Support is acting on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Business.

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