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Estimator - Main Contractor

Sommerman Skinner Associates (SSA Limited)

Dubai, UAE

Ref: KP181-1524

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Sommerman Skinner Associates (SSA) Group is an independently owned global recruitment company established in London, UK in 2003. SSA Groups primary focus is to provide high level industry professionals across the Architecture, Design, Civil Engineer and Construction sectors. SSA have a global reach with offices in the USA, Canada, Ireland, UK, Sweden, UAE & Australia.

SSA Group are assisting a Main Contractor in Dubai to help identify an experienced Estimator. The position will be based in the Dubai Head office and will be focused on infrastructure projects with some build projects.

Key responsibility

Tendering process
• Check invitations to prequalification / tender.
• Receive and check prequalification / tender documents.
• Prepare administrative and technical files required for prequalification / tender submission.
• Coordinate with the planner for the preparation of the program of work and review.
• Prepare and / or review BOQ.
• Prepare, if required due to missing entities, and Review the quantity take-off and verify presence of discrepancies between BOQ and drawings.
• Review the list of materials required for project implementation.
• Prepare the list of equipment proposed for project implementation.
• Review the requests for quotations to be sent to suppliers, subcontractors, or procurement department after getting approval from Bid Team Leader.
• Negotiate with suppliers on both technical and commercial aspects of product.
• Receive quotations and prepare quotations comparative summary sheets; check compliance.
• Review and assure compliance of materials and services quoted by suppliers and subcontractors with bid requirements.
• Prepare method statements.
• In coordination with Bid Team Leader, estimate direct and indirect costs.
• Prepare and communicate with clients, for any tender, prequalification, extension of time, clarifications and other tender requirements.

Key responsibility

Internal communication
• Coordinate with the planner for the preparation of the program of work and review.
• Assist tendering team in all bids and proposals creation and submission.
• Coordinate with the construction department /operation/procurement for data from site for tendering purpose


• Large scale Infrastructure project experience(roads, highways, metro, utilities) with additional build project experience
• BS Civil Engineering or equivalent.
• 7 - 10 years’ experience with 3 years’ experience in UAE. Site experience is mandatory
• Preferably with a valid UAE driving license.

About the Company

SSA Ltd. (Sommerman Skinner Associates) find out the detail to allow you to make qualified judgments about your career and its progression. On the companies that we represent (over 2000 spread across a diverse spectrum of industry) we will be able to inform you of contracts pending, awarded, company growth, opportunity, relative reward and internal prospects. We believe that through spending time and effort front end through interviewing or individual dedication we can offer real advice that will be valued. Our founder is degree qualified with extensive exposure to industry and with a career also behind him in Recruitment Management. Our team is made up of qualified construction professionals. We specialise in both permanent and freelance opportunities to qualified construction professionals.

Disciplines covered include:

Site Engineers, Site Agents, Project Managers, Contracts Managers, Quantity Surveyors, Commercial Managers, Planners, Safety, Purchasers, Estimators and Design Executive.

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