Reference Number: 000128
Position Sought: Estimator
Salary/Day Rate: £Neg
An experience construction professional with a proven track record in managing and pricing new build, refurbishment, historical restoration and groundwork projects. With an in-depth practical knowledge, he can plan, program and estimate projects using first principles.
With knowledge of pricing projects up to the value of £3 million he is able to produce BOQ’s, enquiries for both sub-contractors and suppliers build up rates for labour only and directly employed operatives, produce prelims, tender programs and produce a complete estimate for adjudication.
1979 – 1982 – City and Guilds Advanced Craft Brickwork Southampton Technical College
1988 – 1991 – HNC Building Studies, Highbury Technical College
Able to use both conquest and causeway estimating software
2018 – Present Freelance Estimating, Procurement and Pre- Construction Management
I am currently carrying out the above duties on a freelance basis providing support to the existing pre-construction department of a local contractor who carries out a wide range of contracts including new build, refurbishment and historical restoration varying in values from 25k to 3 million.
I provide a complete service compiling BOQ’s, enquiries for both sub-contractors and suppliers build up rates for labour only and directly employed operatives, produce prelims, tender programs and produce a complete estimate for adjudication.
In addition, I provide support to both a Groundwork and Carpentry Sub Contractor on an adhoc basis.
We also provide Pre-Tender estimates and advise on prospective projects for a Local Consultant.
Examples of Project
15 new build houses and associated footpaths roads etc Basingstoke £1.4 million.
48 houses Aldershot Rd Guildford 14.6 million (as part of a team concentrating on Groundwork, Drainage, roads footpaths external landscaping and brick/blockwork BOQ production and enquiries)
68 Houses and 11 blocks of flats Aldershot (bill production for Groundworks, drainage, roads footpaths external works and brickwork superstructure).
Conversion of Victorian building into 4 flats New Milton £508k.
Alterations and Refurbishment of 3 grade II listed cottages Hamble £340k.
Buying Schedule Brickwork and Sundries 7 Blocks of Flats Winchester.
New Hub Hamble Country Park £550k.
Café Extension and refurbishment Romsey £1.6 million.
Fire Precaution Works Winchester 585k.
Groundworks package Vivid Homes Aldershot £3.5 million.
New flat roof and associated works Care Home Southampton £286k
Restoration of historic buildings, major landscaping and hard paving Staunton Country Park £1.85m
Restoration and repair to several historic buildings Priddy’s hard Gosport £1.6 million
2016 – 2018 Senior Estimator Mountjoy
Working within the business development team I managed the estimating process for varying tenders, including BOQ production from plans and specifications, subcontract and material enquiry compiling prelims, scaffold and plant schedules, RFI schedules adjudication and submission.
Example of projects
Refurbishment of Whitchurch Silk Mill circa £1.4million.
Solent Airfield Refurbishment 665k.
Church Meeting House roof replacement Southampton £185k.
Gods House Tower Refurbishment £1.2 million.
Southampton General Hospital alterations to A&E £240k.
Southampton General Hospital Alterations to Form New Safe Consulting Rooms £296k.
Basingstoke Hospital SAU Alterations £285k.
Fire precaution works Southampton House Portsmouth £427k.
Refurbishment of the Mountbatten Leisure Centre Portsmouth £670k.
Fire Precaution works PCC £870k.
2014 – 2016 Estimator Kier projects
Working out of the Basingstoke office to provide and collate tender submissions including BOQ production, ensuring the required documentation was available from different sources when required managing sub-contractor and material enquiries assisting in PQQ etc. and ensuring all information was available for adjudication and submission.
Example of projects
Office remodeling Woking County Council Offices £1.2 Million.
Layton Middle School, new build £28 Million.
Four drug rehabilitation units in London, £1 Million.
2008 – 2014 Estimator/Project manager CLC Contractors
Primarily working on the large contracts which included the construction of new changing facilities, construction of a new car park, structural works to sea damaged steel frame buildings all at Butlins Bognor Regis.
Construction of a new factory in Christchurch which required on site design of the drainage and installation of a pumping station to alleviate existing foul water levels, piled, ground beam foundations and a reinforced power floated structural slab with a clad portal frame superstructure.
Example of projects
Factory extension, Christchurch, £750,000.
Various new build and refurbishment project at Butlins holiday resort £3 Million.
Conversion of conference hall at Butlins £1.2 Million.
2006 – 2008 Estimator/Surveyor Barfoot & Powell
My Main duties included BOQ production, sub-contract and material scheduling, rate build ups from first principle for contracts carried out by directly employed staff dealing with enquiries valuation and final account for the groundworks division, we generally worked on private and commercial infrastructure work, providing drainage, gas, water, electrical, civil support work on hospitals and colleges prior to installation of new services, including construction of ducts pits transformer bases, mast bases for Vodafone and three etc. Project up to £500k
2002 – 2006 Estimator/Surveyor/Contracts Manager Persia Engineering
A local Sub Contractor specializing in commercial groundwork contracts for several tier 1 contractors including, Mansell, Kier, Amiri, Waring’s etc. My main duties were compiling estimates from enquiries scheduling labour, plant and material, measuring and valuing works on site etc.
Contracts completed included:
MRC Building Southampton General Hospital, BUPA Hospital Clare Park Reading, Residential Care Home Brighton, master block Lord Treloare College Alton.
1999 – 2002 Estimator/Surveyor/Contracts Manager MCM Construction
I was responsible for a number of large projects for this Isle of Wight Contractor including full management of the groundwork element of the construction of 6 blocks of flats with associated infrastructure and highways work, major civils work to provide a spa at a hotel and numerous groundwork contracts on the island, managing both sub contract and directly employed labour programming works, material procurement etc.
1996 – 1999 Estimator/Surveyor, Swanwick Construction
I was one of two members of staff for the estimating, measurement, compilation of interim and final accounts for a various highways, civil engineering and groundwork projects. Typical examples of which were alterations to highways, construction of cycleways, main sewer connections and general groundworks.
1983 – 1996 Various Hall & tawse
From joining the company as a bricklayer I progressed from there to become a site agent, project manager and finally a contracts manager, working on a multitude of projects from housing developments to major works on military establishment, schools, colleges and healthcare facilities from 50k up to 23 million
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