With the continued expansion of our award-winning technical services company, Sudlows, who have multiple offices throughout the UK & EMEA, have a growing portfolio of customers and a fantastic career opportunity for a driven & enthusiastic Trainee Network Infrastructure Estimator.

Role Purpose

The successful candidate will work alongside & assist senior designers/estimators, key account managers, partners & manufacturers in the production of detailed and accurate connectivity estimates and proposals for traditional design & build projects throughout the UK. You will be required to work on a broad variety of minor and major projects, across most sectors including commercial and industrial focusing specifically on Structured Cabling, Conventional & Blown Fibre installations.

Key responsibilities

  • Utilising our specialist estimating software to produce detailed cost estimates for product & services
  • Taking quantities off drawings/specifications/bills of quantities
  • Using drawings and specifications to produce competitive tenders
  • Assisting the senior estimators in production of complete Network Infrastructure designs/estimates up to £1M+ using Contract Master Estimation Software;
  • Involvement in finalisation of tenders including value engineering suggestions, alternative manufacturer proposals etc. and transfer of agreed values into estimating system
  • Producing & issuing tender packages for subcontractor packages and reviewing returned documents for inclusion in the main bid
  • Production of client issued documentation detailing job specific technical & commercial information.
  • Ensuring all roles and responsibilities are carried out in accordance with business procedures.

Preferable Personal Qualities

  • Building Services Engineering training/experience in similar role
  • Estimating/bid presentation experience in the enterprise services sector or similar
  • Ability to read and clearly understand emails, drawings and specifications
  • Very good with English & Mathematics
  • Ability to work under pressure and flexible in approach to tender deadlines
  • Computer literate with experience of standard Microsoft packages incl. Excel
  • Methodical forward thinker and planner
  • Highly motivated, good work ethic and enthusiasm
  • Confident and articulate with an attention to detail
  • Able to communicate at different levels and situations and influence people
  • Able to perform under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Quick thinker and adaptable to different situations
  • Approachable and good interpersonal skills
  • Creative mind – thinks about the best way to provide information in a clear and concise manner
  • Takes full accountability for performance and professional development
  • CAD experience or experience with other specialist software programmes

Behavioural Competencies

  • Highest Standards: Consistently demonstrates that only the best is good enough, and demonstrates positive attitude towards continuous improvement and passion and pride about own work
  • Client Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of clients. Actively collects first-hand client information and uses it to improve services and solutions
  • Driven: Demonstrates complete focus and determination to achieve successful outcomes. Is highly motivated and has a good work ethic. Is enthusiastic tenacious and determined
  • Operational Excellence: Plans and organises themselves to safely achieve maximum efficiency and output. Delivers results consistently
  • Communication: Approachable team player who is able to communicate at different levels and situations and influence people, who can clearly communicate ideas, plans and priorities to others. Makes communication a priority so there are no surprises
  • Smart: Is able to perform consistently under pressure, think quickly and adapt to different situations
  • Honesty: Behaves with integrity at all times
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making: exercises straightforward technical or professional judgement using Company values, policy and procedures to guide actions and decisions
  • Personal Development: Actively pursues own personal development

Vacancy Summary

We offer a competitive package commensurate with qualifications and experience to the right candidate including professional training and long-term career development opportunities.