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Mechanical Estimator

Job Title: Mechanical Estimator
Department: Engineering Services
Location: Nottingham
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Competitive
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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 a Mechanical Estimator.

Our extensive portfolio of services includes the provision of Care, Commercial Refurbishment, Repairs and Maintenance, Engineering Services, Regeneration Programmes, Energy Efficiency and Renewables, and Facilities Management. We offer a totally integrated building solution.

Job Description

Objectives / Purpose of the Role 
To run the Mechanical Services on various contracts from tender to final completion (completion of Defects Liability Period), including preparation and implementation of the Health and Safety Plan. To be responsible for ensuring projects are adequately resourced to be managed safely, whilst maximising efficiency. 


To understand, implement and adhere to the company Health and Safety policy and ensure all employees reporting to you do the same. 

Specific Responsibilities 
  • Lead and manage to a high-performance through the application of good people management principles and practices on multiple Project types. 
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures and ensure that they are followed by all personnel involved in the schemes under their control. 
  • To take ownership of all aspects of each project under their control from estimating handover through to completion of the Defects Liability Period 
  • Ensure staff has received or are due to receive adequate training to carry out their role on the project. 
  • Assess exposure to the business for any claims from clients/consultants and clients and ensure the relevant corrective action is taken 
  • Preparation and management of the Construction Phase Health and Safety Plan 
  • Preparation and management of the contract programme including Target Programmes & Contract Programme through use of formal software 
  • Ensure that a Materials and Sub-Contractor Procurement schedule is in place to suit the proposed Target/Construction Programme 
  • Supervision and responsibility of the Site Manager(s), including the following areas; 
  • Health and safety management including information for the Health and Safety File 
  • Quality Control 
  • Resource allocation and control (in liaison with the Quantity Surveyor) 
  • Liaison with the client and contract administrator on both a formal and informal basis 
  • Application for all licenses, permits etc and ensuring they are in place prior to work beginning 
  • Ensuring that the site is set up & maintained to the highest standards 
  • Appointment of sub-contractors in line with Procurement Schedule (in conjunction with Commercial Team) 
  • Co-ordination with sub-contractors 
  • Attendance, preparation and reporting for all meetings in relation to the project 
  • To have a clear understanding of the way the job is priced to enable us to take full benefit of any opportunities for variations, change is specification or scope of works to maximise profit 
  • Check and sign the Project Managers, Site Managers weekly check lists 
  • Manage & monitor Project budgets in line with agreed targets and working as a team with the Project Quantity Surveyor 


Decision Making – Uses sound judgement to make timely and effective decisions; 

Managing Performance – Monitors performance, providing feedback for improvement when needed; 

Resource Management – Coordinates people and materials to maximise productivity and efficiency 

Financial Acumen – Demonstrates keen insight and application of budgeting, financial policies and procedures; 

Problem Solving – Identifies solutions given available information 

Service Orientation – Creates customer loyalty through courteous, timely and helpful service; 


Person Specification –  

  • Plumbing/ Pipefitter Level 3 
  • At least 10 years commercial industry experience  
  • Health & Safety qualification: IOSH Managing Safely or CITB SMSTS certificate 
  • Asbestos Awareness 
  • CDM Regulations  
  • CSCS card  
  • Full UK driving licence. 
  • Renewables Experience preferable. 


Measures of Success (How will proficiency in the job be measured?) 
  • Delivered Safely within all company KPI’s 
  • Project delivered on time and to budget 
  • Substantially Defect Free at Practical Completion  
  • 100% customer satisfaction & successful relationship management including our supply chain 


What We Offer

In return we offer a competitive salary depending on experience and qualifications. We also offer attractive benefits that include pension, holiday purchasing scheme 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 using 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 each one 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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