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Mechanical Estimator

Mechanical Estimator

Job Title: Mechanical Estimator
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Swansea
Industry: Construction
Reference: HQ8882_1706546868
Contact Name: Naomi Gibbs
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Job Published: 29 January 2024
Job Description

Vibe Recruit's client, situated in Swansea, is seeking a Mechanical Estimator to join their expanding organisation on a permanent contract. If you are an enthusiastic individual with a strong motivation to contribute to a company's positive reputation, please read on.

Job Title - Mechanical Estimator

Salary & Benefits - £50,000 - £55,000 per annum

Contract Hours - 08:00 - 17:00 (42.5 hours) Mon-Fri

Holiday allowance - 25 days + 8 bank holidays (total 33 days)

Permanent/Temporary/Fixed Term - Permanent/Full time

Work Location - Swansea

The position involves collaborating with the broader team to conduct estimates for projects valued up to £5,000,000.00, encompassing both traditional and Design & Build initiatives. Responsibilities will encompass tasks related to mechanical and public health systems.

Duties will include, but not limited to:

  • Receive, log and create Estimates/Tenders from new enquiries
  • Review and analysis of all relevant documentation
  • Obtain supplier and subcontract quotations for all mechanical disciplines.
  • Reviewing drawings specifications to determine cost estimates based on materials, labour costs, preliminary and overhead expenses, and profit margins
  • Liaising with clients and other members of the team to answer questions about materials or design changes
  • Identifying potential problems with materials or design that could affect costs or construction timeframes
  • Forecasting labour costs by calculating the number of workers needed to complete the job based on their hourly rate and working hours per week
  • Creating detailed estimates using computer software programs designed specifically for estimating construction costs


You will require the following personal skills:

  • A sound technical knowledge of all Mechanical systems i.e. LTHW, DWS, Gas, AGD, Ventilation, BMS, Ait Conditioning etc.
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Good numeracy
  • Attention to detail
  • A methodical approach to work
  • Commercial awareness
  • Teamworking, relationship-building and influencing skills
  • Negotiation
  • Excellent communication
  • Organisation and time management
  • Problem solving

Qualifications & Experience

A background in mechanical engineering and a minimum of 2 years experienced in an estimating capacity.

For more information, please contact Naomi on 07506 949615.

Vibe Recruit is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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