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about 1 month ago
SSE UK
Location: Southampton
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Power & Energy
Category: Estimating Jobs
Location: Bristol, Southampton, Portsmouth, Leeds, Rochdale or Aldershot

Salary: Competitive Salary plus car/car allowance and bonus

Working Pattern: 37 hours | Permanent | Flexible Working Available

About the Department

SSE Enterprise Rail is the specialist rail division of the SSE Group with over 15 years' experience delivering projects to meet the growing demands of Britain's rail infrastructure with diverse experience in design, engineering, project, reactive and maintenance works across the UK's rail network.

What is the Role?

Working specifically in our growing Rail business in either one of our offices in Bristol, Southampton, Portsmouth, Leeds, Rochdale or Aldershot. You’ll support our current Framework agreements with Network Rail for Wessex, Western, Wales and LNW routes, plus other opportunities on wider railway infrastructure in the UK. You’ll develop cost models/plans, submit accurate estimates and manage bids for design and build projects, including large and more complex major schemes ensuring that all client requirements and technical issues are fully considered. You’ll also hold responsibility for option appraisals and identifying and applying alternative solutions to enhance bid profitability and the delivery of value engineering. This will extend to preparing accurate estimates of net costs for contract tender bids and ensuring completion to schedule in accordance with client requirements.

You’ll prioritise and manage your own workload, maintain accurate records of tenders submitted while interfacing with our Estimating Manager, Procurement team and Operations Team. This will be completed with the objective of delivering supplier coordination to ensure accuracy, best value and competitiveness of estimate and accommodation of the supply chain critical path.

What Do I Need?

To be successful in this role, you’ll have the ability to prepare Schedule of Rates, "take off" quantities from drawings or bill of quantities and have a good understanding of technical drawings. You’ll have previous experience within an electrical and mechanical environment with building MEP building services specific knowledge. We would also be looking for you to have a good understanding of the construction methodologies relating to working in the Rail sector, including safety, access, possession and isolation requirements, restricted working environments and group and line standards particular to working on Network Rail infrastructure.

Finally, you’ll have completed a craft apprenticeship and developed competence to the level of BTEC or equivalent technical training. You’ll also have strong commercial and business awareness to enable you to identify and recommend appropriate bid proposals that meet client needs as well as promote the Company's interests. Therefore, you must be highly motivated and accurate, as attention to detail is vital, as is excellent Maths and IT skills.

Due to the level of mobility required in this role a full UK driving license is essential.

Our Benefits

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Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online however to discuss any adjustments you may require to submit your application please get in touch with Scot Duffy -******* We’ll let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date.

Please be aware if you are successful, you’ll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that’s what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra ‘if it’s not safe, we don’t do it’.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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