Estimator

Location
Reading
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
30 Mar 2017
Closes
27 Apr 2017
Ref
416556L
Contact
AWE
Clearance Level
SC
Sector
Defence
Job Type
Permanent

To deliver an estimating service to projects

Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Accountable for producing estimates where the Principal Estimator is not on the project, in accordance with the estimating processes
  • Accountable for the production and maintenance of associated policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Accountable for producing project-specific Basis of Estimate documentation in accordance with the estimating processes and the production and maintenance of associated policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Accountable for developing and maintaining relationships with internal stakeholders
  • Accountable for assuring the quality of Estimating deliverables
  • Accountable for continuously improving daily ways of working within own area of responsibility
  • Responsible for the maintenance and continuous improvement of the estimating benchmarking database
  • Responsible for recommending changes to the estimating norms and ranges, to the Principal Estimator
  • Responsible for the production of estimating deliverables in accordance with the appropriate procedures and guidelines
  • Responsible for producing estimates where there is a Principal Estimator, in accordance with the estimating processes and the production and maintenance of associated policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Responsible for producing project-specific Basis of Estimate documentation where there is a Principal Estimator, in accordance with the estimating processes and the production and maintenance of associated policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Responsible for supporting the development and continuous improvement of the end-to-end estimating processes and the production and maintenance of associated policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Responsible for personal workload and ensuring all deadlines are met
  • Responsible for undertaking other duties as reasonably required from time to time by line and task management
  • Responsible for maintaining and promoting high personal standards in environment, safety, health, security and quality

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge and experience of using best practice estimating processes and tools in a complex, project environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of forms of contract, e.g. NEC3, GC Works
  • Knowledge and understanding of confidence modelling processes and techniques
  • Experience of developing and maintaining effective relationships
  • Knowledge and understanding of Earned Value Management processes and procedures preferable
  • Experience of using an estimating norms and ranges database preferable
  • Competent in
  • Independent Assurance - The ability to undertake an independent assessment of the evidence file supporting an investment, and to make appropriate recommendations
  • Confidence Modelling - The ability to use statistical modelling techniques to provide confidence in business plans and processes
  • Performance Analysis - The ability to analyse different types of performance data and provide insight and recommendation on performance, e.g. earned value, performance forecasting
  • Project Planning - The ability to create and maintain a project plan in order to manage a project throughout its lifecycle
  • Project Cost Engineering - The ability to utilise cost engineering techniques to manage and control project costs throughout its lifecycle
  • Project Estimating - The ability to create a project estimate, based on scope, technical specification and sources of cost information
  • Requirements Management - The ability to capture requirements and assumptions with associated acceptance criteria
  • Risk, Issue and Opportunity Management - The ability to objectively identify and analyse the impact of risks and opportunities to the organisation. This includes qualitative and quantitative assessment


Qualifications

  • A level standard of education or equivalent
  • Degree or HND/HNC educated in appropriate business or technical discipline preferable
  • Project Management qualification (e.g. APMP) preferable
  • Membership of relevant professional body, or working towards membership, (e.g. RICS, ACostE, APM, PMI) preferable

Further requirements

  • Willing and able to obtain and maintain the level of security clearance required for the role