Chief Estimator and Technical Officer

30th May, 2024

Full job description

We are looking for an experienced Chief Estimator and Technical Officer to join our team, you will be responsible for supporting the Head of Building Maintenance in providing commercial advice and the delivery of special projects in areas such as developing strategic incentive schemes across the organisation, productivity analysis, cost and profitability exercises, development of procurement strategies, developing frameworks for tendering and the implementation of new works, estimating and quantity surveying.

You will be responsible for the preparation of estimates in line with agreed cost outputs, pricing of labour, and materials to examining tender documents to evaluate scope and volume of the works, highlighting contractual risks for adjudication reports.

You will provide support, guidance and undertake contract administration and compliance for production managers performing in house works contracts, ensuring contract documents reflect what has been agreed at tender stage and on target.

You will have knowledge and experience of working with a schedule of rates, measured term contracts and a good working knowledge of all the major forms of standard building contract conditions including JCT measured term, minor works, intermediate form and the PPC term partnering contract. You will be able to Independently prepare price estimates from specification and drawings, client brief and site measure, bills of quantities and schedule of rates for management adjudication. You will also have a good understanding of trading statements, cost/value reconciliations and productivity reports.

Wide knowledge of building design and of construction techniques, including a technical knowledge and understanding of construction details relevant to housing, including simple domestic repairs and practical knowledge of typical failures and appropriate repair strategies. You will be experienced in developing and managing incentive schemes and code of practice and health and safety issues regarding maintenance work.

You will have good interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport and you will be able to communicate complex technical information in a variety of formats to a variety of audiences, clients, customers, committees, and senior management, being able to make your communications clear and concise.

You will report directly to the Head of Building Maintenance and be responsible for the estimating surveyor and the administration team so will require strong performance management skills. Strong negotiation skills are required when working with clients and contractors.

You will be used to working with advanced spreadsheets and knowledge of causeway estimating software. You will have a HND in building discipline or equivalent professional qualification and/or experience. Chartered membership or working towards a relevant professional qualification is desirable.

There is no better place to work in London than Hackney; we have great pride in our borough, our communities, and our services. Hackney is one of London’s most vibrant and diverse boroughs. It’s one of the most sought-after areas to live in London with good schools, parks, and local amenities, as well as great transport links and vibrant and diverse communities.

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values, so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge, and experience.

We will not accept applications where Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been used to assist with completing the competency questions or any part of the application form.

This application process replaces a supporting statement.

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Job Category: Quantity Surveyor
Job Type: Full Time
Contract Length: Permanent
Email: hackneyworks@hackney.gov.uk

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