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Electrical Estimator

Requisition ID: 51834

Domain: Construction/Commercial

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-Time


Equans is a renowned energies & services contractor and a proud member of the Bouygues global industrial group. Our expertise spans the design, construction, and maintenance of buildings and critical infrastructure worldwide.

Equans has a great opportunity for an experienced M&E Estimator who has worked either within the LED street lighting or highways infrastructure sector. This is a pivotal role in our aim to expand within the street lighting and highways sector. 

The role itself can be based from Manchester, Middlesborough, Welwyn Garden City, London Waterloo or Sittingbourne offices and potentially home based. 

Key activities

  • To prepare and compile large/complex quotations and maintenance tenders for submission to clients.
  • Receipt of client enquiries and establishment of suitability within the business. Creation of CRM record, review of the scope and circulation to relevant operational division.  
  • Liaison with senior management to develop the Bid Strategy and request support to produce programmes, risk/compliance matrices and quality submissions as dictated by the enquiry. Visit site if required. Engage with Procurement team where necessary.
  • Prepare Bills of Quantity from drawing take off (where required) and raise technical queries with the client, where appropriate.
  • Liaise with the operational team to assess labour and fleet resource required and cost using up to date rates. Agree productivities and works duration, including preliminary items.
  • Update CRM record on submission and track progress with client. Ensure the relevant divisional team management are kept up to date with any developments.    
  • Assist procurement with compiling the material approval package for submission to client.

Skills, qualifications & experience

  • Previous experience in an Estimating role within street lighting or highways
  • Preferably from an Electrical Engineering background with Engineering qualifications (degree/HND etc.), other disciplines may be considered such as Instrumentation & Control, Civil, Process Engineering etc.
  • Experience of a wide range of tender types/sizes in the Highways (Road Lighting & Motorway Communications) / M&E / Utilities sectors.
  • Experience of supporting multiple tenders simultaneously
  • Ability to identify and price risks & opportunities
  • Diplomatic communicator, with excellent relationship building skills
  • Strong attention to detail, organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and cross functionally
  • Comfortable visiting sites including highways and substations 
  • Degree/HNC in construction related subject, or qualified by experience
  • NEC and MF1 forms of contract experience
  • Able to produce simple programmes to evaluate preliminaries and phasing of work, and understand from a client/main contractor

Our excellent benefits package includes:

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Private medical
  • Non contractual bonus
  • Company share scheme
  • 2 paid volunteering days a year
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Employee assistance programme

Who are we?

EQUANS is a world leader in energy services with nearly 100,000 employees working in more than 50 countries, with an annual turnover of over 17 billion euros.  

In the UK & Ireland, EQUANS is a provider of technical, FM, regeneration and energy services – with specialist capabilities in smart buildings, green mobility, district & embedded energy and decentralised renewables.

EQUANS’ 13,500 UK & Ireland employees combine these activities to help businesses, public sector organisations and government to embrace the energy transition towards net zero, and also the digital & industrial transitions that are redesigning the way we move, work and live.

EQUANS is a Bouygues group company.

What’s next?

If this role is of interest to you, please click below to register, apply, and track your progress! A member of our Resourcing Team will review your application and be in touch.

At Equans we’re committed to delivering a culture where everyone’s voice is heard and supported. We know the value a diverse workforce creates, delivering better results for our people, customers, and stakeholders. Diversity and inclusion is at the core of what we do, should you join Equans you’ll find a welcoming and open workplace where you’re supported and encouraged to be your true self at work. You’ll also have access to our growing employee networks including WiE (Women in Equans), RISE (BAME), LGBTQI+, Working Parents, YPN (Young Professionals Network) and our Disability Network. 

For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a re-location package with this job role.  Certain roles may require applicants to undergo a Disclosure check, as noted in the role requirements.

The EQUANS Resourcing Team supports this job advert. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries must come to the resourcing team not direct to EQUANS Managers.

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EQUANS is a multi-technical expert that offers a comprehensive range of services across facilities management, energy management and construction.

As an international market leader, we help our customers in the 3 major transitions of today: the energy transition, the industrial transition and the digital transition.

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