Position: Mechanical Estimator
Salary: Up to GBP42800 per annum + + car/cash allowance + annual bonus
Ref: 522527_1572535274
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 31/10/2019
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Southampton

Salary: £42,800 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time 37 hours per week

About the Department

SSE Enterprise comprises three companies: Contracting, Telecoms and Distributed Energy. SSE Enterprise Utilities is part of the Distributed Energy business of SSE plc. Distributed Energy offers a full range of services which contribute to the development of smart cities and smart places, in both public and private sectors. We finance, own, operate and maintain a broad portfolio, from electrical vehicle (EV) infrastructure, to distributed energy systems including renewable and low-carbon generation, energy storage and heat networks as well as building owning and adopting private HV networks. Were also proud to be at the forefront of using technology to help enable a low-carbon world. This involves providing customers with energy optimisation solutions through intelligent systems and offering platforms and connectivity to enable smart energy infrastructure and demand management services.

SSE Enterprise Contracting is one of the UK's largest Mechanical and Electrical (M+E) contractors with a product/service portfolio ranging from M+E LV, HV, Instrumentation, Street Lighting, Facilities Management through to Combined Heat and Power solutions.

The Role

Due to growth, we have an opportunity for an Mechanical Estimator to join the SSE Contracting division. Your role is to prepare cost plans and submit accurate estimates for design and build project bids which secure profitable contract work.

You will meet with clients to discuss their design requirements and prepare estimates of net costs or contract tender bids. You will analyse technical specifications and designs for contracts of varying size and undertake option appraisals to identify and recommend solutions.

The role also involves obtaining materials/resource availability and pricing structures from potential suppliers/sub-contractors and arranges sub-contractor enquiry documents to ensure accuracy and competitiveness of estimate and accommodation of supply chain critical path.

What do I need?

The ideal candidate will have sound electrical/mechanical/site specific knowledge combined with a completed a craft apprenticeship (or recognised equivalent) and have excellent maths and IT skills and great commercial acumen.

To be considered for the role, you will have a strong understanding of technical drawings and have the ability to" take off" quantities from drawings or bill of quantities and possess demonstrable experience of preparation of Schedule of Rates.

You can demonstrate knowledge of contractual requirements, terms and conditions and appreciate the importance of client and data confidentiality. A proven track record of assessing the levels of risk on projects is required.

Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) and a keen eye for accuracy and attention to detail are an absolute for this role. As an enthusiastic individual, you will use your own initiative and have fantastic negotiating skills which drive you to work to deadlines.

Our Benefits

Were committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package. Why not watch our short employee benefits video to see what else is on offer?

Next Steps

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch with 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 its 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.

Closing date for applications is: 14/11/2019

Job Benefits:

+ car/cash allowance + annual bonus