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Commercial Estimates and Quotes Administrator
Location: Centenary House, Basingstoke
Business Area: Kier Facilities Management – Public Sector Contracts – Commercial Quotes team
Contract: Permanent, full time, 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Salary: £24-27k dependent on experience
Market-leading. Forward-looking. Financially strong.
Welcome to Kier Facilities Management – the team that's putting people into FM, delivering an incredibly wide range of innovative management and maintenance solutions, right across the UK. We're a crucial part of Kier Places, providing hard and soft facilities management to hundreds of Government department sites and public buildings – offering you a role that will challenge and reward you, every single day.
Kier Places are recruiting now for a Commercial Estimates & Quotes Administrator to join our Facilities Management team in Basingstoke, to produce accurate Estimates and Quotes for Tier 1 and Tier 2 works for our Public Sector contract, ensuring that we raise accurate Estimates and Quotes that will provide value for money for the Client and profitable margins against work undertaken by Kier. Kier Places' growth objectives means that for the right candidate there is the potential for development and progression in the future.
As a Commercial Estimates and Quotes Administrator, reporting to the Commercial Quotes Supervisor, your role will involve communicating with internal and external customers with the aim of achieving accurate & right-first-time quotes and estimates, reviewing & challenging appropriately for value and transparency, and ensure quote tenders are fairly recommended.
As a Commercial Estimates and Quotes Admin, working collaboratively is key to this role, as you will need to liaise with Contract Managers for technical advice and pricing queries, nd support the team/ department in achieving broader performance goals.
As a focused Commercial Estimates and Quotes Admin, you will need to review and verify labour & material rates in line with agreed rates; ensure estimates are produced using Schedule of Rates (SORs) or where appropriate Bespoke Rates, and ensuring appropriate margins are achieved. We will also trust you to ensure Estimates and Quotes exceeding £3k are reviewed by the Quotes Supervisor and any necessary amendments made prior to submission; and ensure that for quotes exceeding £10k, 3 tenders are submitted and provided with a recommendation for the Client or ensure evidence of single tenders be provided.
What do we need from you?
The ideal Commercial Estimates and Quotes Admin for this role will be someone with experience of working in a similar industry coupled with knowledge of the quotes, application and billing process, together with a clear and demonstrable understanding of end-to-end revenue streams and their impact on profitability.
This is a great opportunity for someone working towards a Quantity Surveying qualification, or you may have a background as Project Admin, Commercial Admin, or in Estimating, but you will need to have excellent communication skills and the ability to liaise effectively at all stakeholder levels.
What will you receive?
You can expect a competitive salary and an outstanding package that includes a matched pension scheme up to 7.5%, 26 days' annual leave + bank holidays (with the opportunity to buy or sell holiday) together with two employee Share Scheme options (Sharesave and Share Incentive Plan). To find out more about the rewards and benefits at Kier, click here.
Due to the nature of this role, you will also be required to complete a Counter Terrorist Check (CTC) Clearance which will take place during your employment but can take multiple weeks/months to complete. Some roles may also be subject to further pre-employment checks.
Kier is committed to creating supportive and inclusive opportunities for all of our applicants and employees. We appreciate applicants from all backgrounds and we specifically encourage those from underrepresented communities to apply. If you'd like to learn more about our commitments to diversity and inclusion at Kier, you can contact the team by emailing (url removed). If you require any reasonable adjustments during any part of the application process, please let us know so we can discuss and arrange these.
Closing Date: 12th December 2021
Please note, interviews may take place before the closing date, and we reserve the right to close applications early.
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