0344 811 8707 Scimitar House, 100 Lilac Grove, Beeston, NG91PF

Electrical Estimator

Job Title: Electrical Estimator
Department: Engineering Services
Location: Beeston
Contract: Perm
Salary: £Comp
Application Deadline: 15/01/2021
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J Tomlinson is an established, privately-owned company with a substantial heritage and wealth of experience in delivering integrated building solutions tailored to public and private sector clients. Due to our continued success and on-going commitment to providing a world-class service to our customers, we are looking to recruit an experienced Electrical Estimator.

Our extensive portfolio of services includes the provision of ConstructionCommercial Refurbishment, Repairs and Maintenance, Mechanical and Electrical engineering (M&E), Regeneration Programmes, Energy Efficiency and Renewables, and Facilities Management. We offer a totally integrated building solution.

Job Description


To be able to estimate work of projects by gathering proposals, blueprints, specifications, and related documents.

The estimator must be, good forward planners and are often required to make judgements/assessments in relation to budget costs from limited information. As an estimator you would work closely with other professionals including construction managers, planners, and design teams, so team working skills are essential.



  • Review of tender information for accuracy and completeness supported by the Administrator.
  • Downloading tender documents as required
  • Undertake any necessary design work to complete the tender provided within the job-holder’s capability
  • Take off and measurement to produce Bill of Quants/checks on measures
  • Undertake financial check on contracting entity
  • Develop relationships with the Client PM/EA and consultants as required
  • Bill preparation as required
  • Production of benchmark rates
  • Engaging with peer consultants to undertake peer reviews/checks
  • Respond to, and generate, queries to the client and/or his team as appropriate during the tender period
  • Attend client meetings as appropriate during preparation of the tender and prior to any official order being placed
  • Liaise with other team members/departments as required during the preparation of any tender.
  • Propose competitively priced solutions to client requirements in accordance with all current good working practice, current legislation, and company procedures.
  • Prepare comprehensive tenders, including tender letter, specifications, qualifications, etc, as appropriate
  • Use of estimating software to manage cost information and produce costings
  • Preparation of supply chain lists
  • Production of the Prelim book supported by the PM
  • Review the construction programme
  • Issue of enquiries with support of administrator and assistant
  • Subcontractor and supplier enquiries and chasing of returns in line with tender timescales
  • Management of clarifications and co-ordination of these with the DM/PM
  • Analysis of subcontractor returns with support operationally and in terms of design
  • Review of the supplier and subcontract database
  • Providing key dashboard and reporting information as required
  • Meeting with key suppliers and subcontractors – Arrange and lead these meetings supported by DM/PM
  • Maintaining good relationships with supply chain and subcontractors – including return of feedback
  • Engaging in tender launches and adjudications
  • Engagement with bid team to ensure timely production of submission information
  • Management of post tender clarifications and production of post tender information
  • Review of any contract/LOI/PCSA documents for accuracy
  • Handover of the project if successful to the Operations Team
  • Understanding fully site constraints
  • Detailed review of tender documents, including review of specs/drawings/reports/legals


  • Proficient in the use of MS office suite and PowerPoint.
  • Effective communication skills
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines and on multiple schemes
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to interpret information given by others and present it clearly both verbally and in writing.
  • Measurement abilities
  • Awareness of marketplace trends and benchmarking
  • Able to communicate with teams in the supporting of the Bid function in preparation of items including tender documentation and presentations.
  • Demonstrable experience of working in a bids and tendering department
  • Ability to competitively price and win tenders
  • Experience of single and 2 stage tendering processes
  • Ability to produce a cost plan
  • Technical review of subcontractor returns and tender documentation
  • Construction technology and understanding of build techniques
  • Ability to understand a contract programme
  • Ability and experience working on multiple tenders at a given time.
  • Understanding of different contract forms, JCT/NEC
  • Basic awareness of BREEAM
  • Understand basic contract types and procurement routes
  • Good understanding of construction technologies and construction processes
  • Negotiation techniques to ensure competitiveness
  • Specific technical expertise and experience of electrical installation within the construction industry and qualified accordingly.

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What We Offer
In return we offer a competitive salary that will be dependent upon your experiences and qualifications. We also offer attractive benefits that include: pension and life assurance.

How to Apply
To apply for this role please ensure that you fit the eligibility criteria above. Send your cv and a covering letter to the form below. We look forward to hearing from you.
Due to a high volume of applications we receive we regret that we cannot respond to everyone and may only contact you if your application is successful.
J Tomlinson is proud to be recognised as a Disability Confident Committed employer. We are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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