Posted on 03 July 2024

About B&K Hybrid Solutions

B&K Hybrid Solutions is an innovative company, specialising in the design and delivery of structural steel and timber-steel hybrid projects. BKHS work closely alongside key partners and clients to bring the capabilities of both hybrid and traditional steel superstructures to the mass market, assisting with innovative and sustainable schemes. Supported by our state-of-the-art steel manufacturing facility, we are committed to helping clients cut cost, programme time, and carbon emissions, through innovative hybrid solutions.

BKHS’ aim is to bring the exponential capabilities of hybrid structures to the forefront of modern construction. Our robust supply chain has afforded us extensive experience with a vast portfolio of engineered products, including Structural Steelwork, Cross Laminated Timber, and Glulam. In-house supply, supported by our advanced manufacturing facility, provides increased efficiency, quality, and assurance to new and existing clients. Our expert team of designers, draughtsman and project managers can offer complete design and build solutions, from concept to completion.

About the Role

We are looking for an Estimator to work alongside our estimating team and CAD technicians to estimate the costs of planned structural steelwork projects. You will ensure projects are adequately budgeted and costed within an effective timeframe to support the development of bids at tender stage. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years’ experience as an estimator and will require experience with structural steelwork. Applicants should be enthusiastic, proactive and have a willingness to develop and learn alongside the growth of the business.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Produce accurate and comprehensive estimates for projects in a timely and efficient manner. Control and manage the estimating process at project level.
  • Understand the client’s enquiry documentation/bill of quantities to fully ascertain the requirements of the tender and ensure the bid submissions are compliant.
  • Hold a strong understanding of structural steelwork materials & the ability to produce accurate measures/take offs, identifying all of the package relevant risks, possible value engineering, inclusions and exclusions.
  • Engage with the supply chain, issue accurate enquiries and obtain compliant/competitive sub-contract quotations for elements of the tender works.
  • Maintain a good understanding of current market rates.
  • Have the ability to read and understand structural engineers’ and architects’ general arrangement drawings, design reports & specifications.
  • Produce accurate and detailed quotation documents from a standard BKHS template to qualify the bid submission.
  • Operate an estimating CRM package to update the project bid submission information and maintain communication/records with the client up to the secured or lost status of each project with a very pro-active approach throughout.
  • Attend pre and post tender meetings with clients and maintain good communication throughout project stages.
  • If successful with a bid submission, complete hand-over documentation to the BKHS contracts department.

Key Skills, Experience & Attributes

  • Minimum two years’ experience working with structural steelwork.
  • Good understanding and ability with Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Good understanding of InDesign software preferable.
  • Ability to work within allocated time scales to meet the requirements of our clients.
  • Good punctuality, pro-active approach, communication and presentation skills.
  • Preferably have a good knowledge of our client base and industry.
  • Good planning skills, time management skills and commercial knowledge.
  • Ability to work well within a team to achieve targets set by the Pre-Construction Director.
  • Ambition to progress their career and understand new methods of construction within the supply chain of B&K Hybrid Solutions.
  • Full UK driving license.

Note: This job specification is provided as a general guideline and should not be considered an exhaustive list of duties, skills, or qualifications. Additional responsibilities and requirements may be assigned based on organisational needs.

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