Senior Officer - Estimating Road Services

East Lothian Council
Haddington, East Lothian
34253 - 38615
12 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Vacancy Information

It is East Lothian Council's policy that successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale.

Salary £34253 - £38615 per annum (£18.77 - £21.16 per hour)
Permanent full time position
35 hours per week
Mon-Fri (core hours to be agreed with manager) 
To start asap

We have an exciting opportunity for an Estimator to join a flexible team of professionals in delivering a high quality service within East Lothian Council Roads Services team. We are looking for a self-motivated individual who has knowledge and experience in the preparation of preliminary budgets, milestone cost estimates, rates for work and final bid scope/pricing proposals for various types of construction work on the road network for internal and external clients. You will also have experience of working with a diverse range of specifications, methods of measurements, conditions of contact and purchasing procedures.

The candidate will need to be confident with good verbal and written communication skills who can quickly establish good working relationships.  You will also need to be IT proficient as digital technology and computer estimating/tendering packages will be used as part of the role. You will be working as part of a multidisciplinary team of Technical staff and will engage with a wide and diverse audience (Technical and non-Technical) as well as members of the public.  

It is expected that the individual will be educated to degree level or equivalent qualification in a Building/Civil Engineering discipline, for example, SVQ 5 or honours degree and/or able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and competencies gained through relevant experience.

You will be working within an office environment and will be expected to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within beautiful East Lothian. You will need to have an ability to work flexibly to meet the needs and demands of the service.  Opportunities for development and advancement will be made available to those that what to develop skills and knowledge within the organisation. If this sounds like you and you want join a team with excellent terms and conditions and opportunities to develop skills then please apply.

Job Details

To assist in the delivery and development of the full range of Road services, maximising efficiency of service delivery within specific standards and approved budgets and in compliance with the Council’s obligations as the local Roads Authority and its policies and plans with a commitment to achieve best value.

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Related Documents') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job.  You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form. 

You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to reach the interview stage.  In cases where the majority of applicants meet all the essential criteria, the desirable criteria will be used to form a final short-leet.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
Educated to degree level or equivalent qualification in a in Building/Civil Engineering discipline is typically required, for example, SVQ 5 or honours degree and/or able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and competencies gained through relevant experience.

This post involves accessing the public services network, therefore the preferred candidate will be subject to the Baseline Personnel Security Standards (BPSS). The preferred candidate will be subject to a Basic Disclosure provided by Disclosure Scotland prior to a formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note:
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the website.

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