Estimating Manager CV

Lisburn


  • Estimating Manager

    H McLarnon and Sons



    Personal Details
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    City:   Lisburn
    Desired job title:   Estimating Manager
    Location:   Lisburn
    Added On:   about 8 months ago

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    Industries

    Construction Multilingual Procurement

    Job Titles

    Head Procurement French Translator Buyers Assistant Construction Estimator Technical Services Officer Architect pricing stage consultant Estimating Manager

    Skills

    support of products and their uses design Product Development Quality Assurance Steelwork Value Engineering certified Kalzip installer Curtain walls pricing supply constant liaison Specifications Tendering

    Qualifications

    Multilingual GCSE Maths GCSE History GCSE English GCSE Double Award Science GCSE Design & Communication French HND Manufacturing HND Engineering GNVQ Engineering

    Employment History

    Estimating Manager

    2019 - Present

    Estimating Manager ------- * My role at Mclarnons involves tendering for commercial roofing and cladding projects. These projects can vary in size but typically £ 100k to £ 2mill in size. It is my responsibility to comply with all relevant specifications, regulations and contract requirements. * I am also responsible for managing the tenders coming in and vetting each one before deciding if we are going to price. I then delegate this to the other estimators or myself while keeping an eye on workloads. I also track follow ups on submitted tenders. * When the project is won I will still be heavily involved in the project. Making sure all works are carried out as per the contract and also any contract changes. This will involve internal meetings and constant liaison with our own technical, procurement and project managers. I will also attend the initial site meetings for the same reasons.


    Estimator

    2017 - 2019

    * At Lynco I was responsible for pricing supply and fit of curtain walling systems and other high end architectural cladding systems. All of our work is very high end commercial and residential façade systems. I was responsible for doing the take offs and creating a BoQ. The specification and contract has to be read in detail and anything out of the ordinary highlighted and investigated. During the pricing stage I have to look at specifying the glass. This takes into account wind loads, crowd loads, point loads, U-Value and sound value plus any additional specifics. I would be constantly liaising with the main contractor, architect and façade consultant throughout this process. All other factors have to be taken into account too for example, transport costs, services on site, any bespoke elements. While complying with the specification I will also look at ways of reducing the cost of the project by proposing a similar alternative to the client. As part of my role I created and looked after the pricing matrix for all tenders incoming and outgoing.


    Technical Services Officer

    2015 - 2017

    * Maintaining familiarity with all aspects of the Brett Martin Plastics Sheets and Building Products ranges, including relevant legislation, product applications, and good practices in use. ------- * Generating general and specific information in support of products and their uses. * Developing specifications, design proposals and required detailing relevant for successful product use. * Providing support for Brett Martin sales, commercial, product development, quality assurance, and marketing functions. * Evaluation of competitor information, materials, systems and product uses. * Maintaining documentation efficiently and to a high standard of accuracy. * Contribute to improvements in service, processes, productivity and quality of manufacture of Brett Martin product ranges.


    Estimator

    2014 - 2015

    * In my Macspec role I priced for supply and fit of various types of architectural stairs and balustrade. Macspec Engineering is also capable of fabricating some smaller steelwork elements too. I first off had to review all the tenders that came in mainly via email. I then have to decide whether we are first off capable of doing the project and whether it fits within our current workload. There are various jobs that it is just not worthwhile for us to even spend any more time on the tender. Macspec is quite fortunate this past couple of years of having quite alot of live work needing priced which makes it difficult to price for Tenders. My next stage is to digest all the documentation (T&C's, specifications, programme etc) and then move onto understanding the drawings. Once I understand what the project entails, the next step is usually to do a take off and create a BOQ. The majority of projects that come up are bespoke and require alot of time investigating if they can be best achieved and how. This may involve fabricating the items ourselves or getting another company to fabricate it for us. I then have to gather all the prices of the materials and feed them into a costing spreadsheet. Other factors that need calculating are fabrication times, site fitting times, transport costs, finishing costs, no. of visits to fit in with the project programme and any other elements that have a cost implication. These can of course vary from project to project. One thing that is always in the fore front of your thought process is to keep investigating ways of value engineering the project. You stand a better chance of winning a project if you can achieve the same look and finish as the Architect intended at a lesser cost. Of course this will have to be agreed by all parties but it is always useful to submit an option with your main quotation.


    Design & Procurement Manager

    2013 - 2014

    Design & Procurement Manager * As a Design & Procurement manager I was responsible for the design specification coordination and management of each project. I managed the interface design detail and facade panel optimisation design detailing and approval. I would either draw this up myself or delegate to our draughtsman to draw up depending on work load/complexity. It will then be up to me to get 3rd ------- party design review and approval. This will either be by the contractors Design Manager or the projects Architect. I will liaise with both throughout this process until I have been given approval to proceed. I am also required to attend all design/technical meetings. This is usually based in London as all of our current projects are based there. I am usually on site at least every 2 weeks but since March this has been nearly every week due to workload. My site visits will also include liaising with the Sub-contractors' fitting the various systems and also general quality checks. After the design approval stage I will then look at the procurement side of things. This involves procurement scheduling of all relevant project materials and specialists systems. The next stage is to get quotations and negotiate prices for the materials & systems. I will then call off/order everything in line with the project programme/site requirements. At the end of the project I will start to pull all the information together for the O & M Manual. * Currently I would be looking after about 6 live projects with the smallest being about £ 250k to 1.3 million. All the projects use various materials ranging from insulated render systems, Eurobond Rockspan, Kingspan, Trespa, Timber Thermowood Cladding to Terracotta Tiles. All systems use various fixing and support backing systems. We also use Metsec with insulation and cement particle board as a built up system. I also use various online document controllers in my current role. (Aconex, B


    Technical Manager

    2009 - 2013

    * In Abbey Roofing I worked on all types of roof's and wall cladding including Kingspan roofing & wall cladding systems, Kalzip built up systems, Zinc built up systems and some flat roofing systems. I am also a certified Kalzip installer after completing my General Operators Course in Haydock. From the project side of things, once I receive the confirmed order from our estimating team it is my sole responsibility to gather all the relevant information which includes up to date drawings, specification and agreed BOQ. I liaise closely with the architect, engineers, steel fabricators, site foremen, client and suppliers to eventually draw up the project and issue for approval. Once all point details and layouts are agreed I then have to schedule the material for order with our suppliers while making sure that everything is delivered and ready to begin installation with the agreed program of works. I am solely responsible for ordering all materials which can be up to nearly £ 1.5mil - £ 2mil per annum. I then have to issue a site package to the operatives on site with clear details and instructions on how to install the selected product. Once the project is complete or nearing completion I also have to pull together a CDM folder for the health and safety and maintenance of the building.


    Meter Reader

    2008 - 2009

    * In NIE my main role was reading the electric meters. At the start of the week I was given my routes and number of houses that needed to be read that week. I had to ensure that all houses where visited and that I achieved at least 70%


    Architectural Technologist

    2007 - 2008

    readings. This was a temporary job due to being made redundant from Donnanward Partnership. Donnanward Partnership, ------- * In Donnanward I worked on mainly extensions, one off houses and housing developments. I'd take the project from the initial conception stage through to planning and eventually fully working drawings for Building Control and site. This involved presenting the client with CAD design proposals and agreeing the final design with the client, before submitting the final design to planning. Once it passed planning then the project was taken to the next stage of working drawings and drawing up a detailed specification before submission to Building Control and eventually site. My responsibilities also included setting up a design team and also sending out projects to tender and agreeing contracts. At all times I have to comply with design, legal and professional regulations.


    Architectural Cad Technician

    2007 - 2007

    I worked on mainly housing developments including apartments. I'd usually start with the approved planning drawings and making minor amendments to them and eventually fully working drawings for Building Control and site. Once the amendments passed planning then the project was taken to the next stage of working drawings and drawing up a detailed specification before submission to Building Control and eventually site. My responsibilities also included setting up a design team and also sending out projects to tender and agreeing contracts. At all times I have to comply with design, legal and professional regulations.


    Project Manager

    2004 - 2007

    * I designed and managed timber frame projects. I produced drawings on bespoke software called RCS. From this I designed the house to comply with all current building regulations and to the client's specification and drawings. I managed the project from design stage right through to it arrives on site. Then from there I managed the 2nd fix of the house and 3rd fix. I was solely responsible for the job until all aspects of the project were completed and signed off. Throughout the project I was constantly liaising with the client, erector, production manager and engineers. I usually worked on multiple projects which are all at different stages.


    Structural Engineer CAD Technician

    2001 - 2004

    * I produced structural layouts for construction of a variety of buildings using AutoCAD 2000, in conjunction with a Structural Engineer. Typical layouts included Foundation, Piling, Steelwork, Elevations, Sections and Details. I was responsible for managing and organising drawings produced, for all outgoing and incoming e-mails, and I was occasionally required to work on site checking reinforcements and foundations.


    Sales Advisor

    1999 - 2001

    * Within Marks and Spencer I was responsible for promoting products and setting up displays in order to boost the company sales markets and attract customers. Whilst working with this company I gained experience in the use of the ICOS ordering system and have been trained to construct wedding lists and filing them on the Internet.


    Floor Manager

    1997 - 1999

    * Whilst working within McDonalds I became a Floor Manager. With this title I became responsible for Food Safety and for rotation of stock. It also consisted of the responsibility of counting the safe and floats at the end of the night. ------- Other responsibilities included organising staff duties and breaks. I became a member of Health and Safety circle and throughout my position I continually aimed for 100% customer satisfaction. OTHER INTERESTS AND HOBBIES Over this past 4 years I have become a keen cyclist. I have really been bitten by the bug and love getting out. It has help me lose weight and keeps me fit. It gives me good goals to work towards and a real sense of achievement. I have taken up Time Trials and been constantly improving my times. It is very satisfying seeming my training paying off in my improved times. I have also done some club level racing and also compete in amateur A4 racing with the hope of upgrading this year. I believe that my interests will help me in my work by giving me background knowledge and a determination to succeed in the area I am applying for. This with my experience in team working will ensure that I will achieve any targets given to me.


    Education History

    1992 - 1997

    Name of Institution: Lisnagarvey High School

    Education Title: GCSE

    Major: Design & Communication, English, Maths, Double Award Science, History, French

    Description: G.C.S.E Design & Communication B English C Maths C Double Award Science CC History C French E OTHER QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE


    1999 - 2001

    Name of Institution: Lisburn Institute

    Education Title: HND

    Major: Manufacturing, Engineering

    Description: Subjects Covered: * Managing & developing self working with and relating to others * Communicating * Managing tasks and solving problems * Applying numeracy * Applying technology


    1997 - 1999

    Name of Institution: Lisburn Institute

    Education Title: GNVQ

    Major: Engineering

    Description: Subjects Covered:- * Engineering Systems * Application of number * Engineering Processes * Communication * Engineering Materials * Information Technology * Design Development * Computer Systems and * Engineering in Society & the Applications



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    Estimating Manager CV Profile

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    EDUCATION

    1999 - 2001  ####### Institute - HND in Manufacturing Engineering Subjects Covered:

      Managing & developing self working with and relating to others   Communicating

      Managing tasks and solving problems   Applying numeracy   Applying technology

      Applying design and creativity

    Business Management Techniques

      CAD/CAM

      Computer-Aided Machining   Quality Assurance and

    Management

      Design for Manufacture   Materials Engineering   Project

      Mechanical Principals

      Analytical Methods for Engineers   Engineering Science   Engineering Design   Project Management

      Planning and Scheduling Principles

      Advanced Computer Aided Design Techniques

      Applications of Pneumatics and Hydraulic

      Advanced Manufacturing Technologies


    Education Continued

    1997 - 1999  ####### Institute - Advanced GNVQ in Engineering Subjects Covered:-

      Engineering Systems   Engineering Processes   Engineering Materials   Design Development

      Engineering in Society & the Environment

      Application of number   Communication

      Information Technology   Computer Systems and

    Applications

      Science for Engineering

      Mathematics for Engineering

      Electronics

      Microelectronic Systems   Engineering Drawing

      Engineering & Commercial Functions in Business

    1992 - 1997

    Lisnagarvey High School

    G.C.S.E

      

    Design & Communication  B

    English Maths

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    Double Award Science  CC

    History French

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    OTHER QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE Other Experience:-

      I have recent experience in AutoCAD Release 2012, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2000, 14

      I have experience with Sketchup modelling software.

      I have recent experience with Autocad Inventor 2009 where I have designed and manufactured small parts.

    EMPLOYMENT

    October 2019 – Current  H McLarnon and Sons Estimating Manager for N.Ireland & Ireland

    My role at Mclarnons involves tendering for commercial roofing and cladding projects.  These projects can vary in size but typically £100k to £2mill in size.  It is my responsibility to comply with all relevant specifications, regulations and contract requirements.

    I am also responsible for managing the tenders coming in and vetting each one before deciding if we are going to price.  I then delegate this to the other estimators or myself while keeping an eye on workloads.  I also track follow ups on submitted tenders.

    When the project is won I will still be heavily involved in the project.  Making sure all works are carried out as per the contract and also any contract changes. This will involve internal meetings and constant liaison with our own technical, procurement and project managers.  I will also attend the initial site meetings for the same reasons.

    July 2017 – Sept 2019  Lynco Facades
    Estimator

    At Lynco I was responsible for pricing supply and fit of curtain walling systems and other high end architectural cladding systems.  All of our work is very high end commercial and residential façade systems.  I was responsible for doing the take offs and creating a BoQ.  The specification and contract has to be read in detail and anything out of the ordinary highlighted and investigated. During the pricing stage I have to look at specifying the glass.  This takes into account wind loads, crowd loads, point loads, U-Value and sound value plus any additional specifics.  I would be constantly liaising with the main contractor, architect and façade consultant throughout this process.  All other factors have to be taken into account too for example, transport costs, services on site, any bespoke elements.  While complying with the specification I will also look at ways of reducing the cost of the project by proposing a similar alternative to the client. As part of my role I created and looked after the pricing matrix for all tenders incoming and outgoing.

    March 2015 – July 2017  Brett Martin Ltd. Technical Services Officer

    Maintaining familiarity with all aspects of the Brett Martin Plastics Sheets and Building Products ranges, including relevant legislation, product applications, and good practices in use.

    Generating general and specific information in support of products and their uses.

    Developing specifications, design proposals and required detailing relevant for successful product use.

    Providing support for Brett Martin sales, commercial, product development, quality assurance, and marketing functions.

    Evaluation of competitor information, materials, systems and product uses. Maintaining documentation efficiently and to a high standard of accuracy.

    Contribute to improvements in service, processes, productivity and quality of manufacture of Brett Martin product ranges.

    July 2014 – March 2015  Macspec Engineering Ltd. Estimator

    In my Macspec role I priced for supply and fit of various types of architectural stairs and balustrade.  Macspec Engineering is also capable of fabricating some smaller steelwork elements too. I first off had to review all the tenders that came in mainly via email.  I then have to decide whether we are first off capable of doing the project and whether it fits within our current workload.  There are various jobs that it is just not worthwhile for us to even spend any more time on the tender. Macspec is quite fortunate this past couple of years of having quite alot of live work needing priced which makes it difficult to price for Tenders.  My next stage is to digest all the documentation (T&C's, specifications, programme etc) and then move onto understanding the drawings.  Once I understand what the project entails, the next step is usually to do a take off and create a BOQ. The majority of projects that come up are bespoke and require alot of time investigating if they can be best achieved and how.  This may involve fabricating the items ourselves or getting another company to fabricate it for us. I then have to gather all the prices of the materials and feed them into a costing spreadsheet.  Other factors that need calculating are fabrication times, site fitting times, transport costs, finishing costs, no. of visits to fit in with the project programme and any other elements that have a cost implication. These can of course vary from project to project.  One thing that is always in the fore front of your thought process is to keep investigating ways of value engineering the project.  You stand a better chance of winning a project if you can achieve the same look and finish as the Architect intended at a lesser cost.  Of course this will have to be agreed by all parties but it is always useful to submit an option with your main quotation.

    Nov 2013 – July 2014  M Clarke & Sons Design & Procurement Manager

    As a Design & Procurement manager I was responsible for the design specification coordination and management of each project.  I managed the interface design detail and facade panel optimisation design detailing and approval.  I would either draw this up myself or delegate to our draughtsman to draw up depending on work load/complexity.  It will then be up to me to get 3rd party design review and approval.  This will either be by the contractors Design

    Manager or the projects Architect.  I will liaise with both throughout this process until I have been given approval to proceed. I am also required to attend all design/technical meetings.  This is usually based in London as all of our current projects are based there.  I am usually on site at least every 2 weeks but since March this has been nearly every week due to workload.  My site visits will also include liaising with the Sub-contractors' fitting the various systems and also general quality checks.  After the design approval stage I will then look at the procurement side of things.  This involves procurement scheduling of all relevant project materials and specialists systems.   The next stage is to get quotations and negotiate prices for the materials & systems.  I will then call off/order everything in line with the project programme/site requirements. At the end of the project I will start to pull all the information together for the O & M Manual.

    Currently I would be looking after about 6 live projects with the smallest being about £250k to 1.3 million. All the projects use various materials ranging from insulated render systems, Eurobond Rockspan, Kingspan, Trespa, Timber Thermowood Cladding to Terracotta Tiles.  All systems use various fixing and support backing systems.  We also use Metsec with insulation and cement particle board as a built up system.  I also use various online document controllers in my current role. (Aconex, Business Collaborator & 4Projects)

    Feb 2009 – Nov 2013  Abbey Roofing Specialists Ltd. Technical Manager

    In Abbey Roofing I worked on all types of roof’s and wall cladding including Kingspan roofing & wall cladding systems, Kalzip built up systems, Zinc built up systems and some flat roofing systems.  I am also a certified Kalzip installer after completing my General Operators Course in Haydock.  From the project side of things, once I receive the confirmed order from our estimating team it is my sole responsibility to gather all the relevant information which includes up to date drawings, specification and agreed BOQ.  I liaise closely with the architect, engineers, steel fabricators, site foremen, client and suppliers to eventually draw up the project and issue for approval.  Once all point details and layouts are agreed I then have to schedule the material for order with our suppliers while making sure that everything is delivered and ready to begin installation with the agreed program of works. I am solely responsible for ordering all materials which can be up to nearly £1.5mil – £2mil per annum.  I then have to issue a site package to the operatives on site with clear details and instructions on how to install the selected product.  Once the project is complete or nearing completion I also have to pull together a CDM folder for the health and safety and maintenance of the building.

    Nov 2008 – Feb 2009 Northern Ireland Electricity Meter Reader

    In NIE my main role was reading the electric meters.  At the start of the week I was given my routes and number of houses that needed to be read that week. I had to ensure that all houses where visited and that I achieved at least 70%

    readings.  This was a temporary job due to being made redundant from Donnanward Partnership.

    June 2007 – Nov 2008 Donnanward Partnership, ####### Architectural Technologist

    In Donnanward I worked on mainly extensions, one off houses and housing developments. I’d take the project from the initial conception stage through to planning and eventually fully working drawings for Building Control and site. This involved presenting the client with CAD design proposals and agreeing the final design with the client, before submitting the final design to planning.  Once it passed planning then the project was taken to the next stage of working drawings and drawing up a detailed specification before submission to Building Control and eventually site.  My responsibilities also included setting up a design team and also sending out projects to tender and agreeing contracts.  At all times I have to comply with design, legal and professional regulations.

    Jan 2007 – June 2007 Lavelle McAlinden Architectural Cad Technician

    In Lavelle McAlinden I worked on mainly housing developments including apartments. I'd usually start with the approved planning drawings and making minor amendments to them and eventually fully working drawings for Building Control and site.  Once the amendments passed planning then the project was taken to the next stage of working drawings and drawing up a detailed specification before submission to Building Control and eventually site.  My responsibilities also included setting up a design team and also sending out projects to tender and agreeing contracts.  At all times I have to comply with design, legal and professional regulations.

    2004 – 2007 Scotframe Timber Engineering, Culcavy. Project Manager/Designer

    I designed and managed timber frame projects.  I produced drawings on bespoke software called RCS.  From this I designed the house to comply with all current building regulations and to the client’s specification and drawings.  I managed the project from design stage right through to it arrives on site.  Then

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    from there I managed the 2   fix of the house and 3  fix.  I was solely responsible for the job until all aspects of the project were completed and signed off.  Throughout the project I was constantly liaising with the client, erector, production manager and engineers.  I usually worked on multiple projects which are all at different stages.

    2001 - 2004 Armstrong Taylor Ltd, ####### Structural Engineer CAD Technician

      I produced structural layouts for construction of a variety of buildings using AutoCAD 2000, in conjunction with a Structural Engineer.  Typical layouts included Foundation, Piling, Steelwork, Elevations, Sections and Details. I was responsible for managing and organising drawings produced, for all outgoing and incoming e-mails, and I was occasionally required to work on site checking reinforcements and foundations.

    1999 - 2001 Marks and Spencer’s, ####### Sales Advisor - Part Time

      Within Marks and Spencer I was responsible for promoting products and setting up displays in order to boost the company sales markets and attract customers. Whilst working with this company I gained experience in the use of the ICOS ordering system and have been trained to construct wedding lists and filing them on the Internet.

    1997 - 1999 McDonalds, ####### Floor Manager – Part Time

      Whilst working within McDonalds I became a Floor Manager.  With this title I became responsible for Food Safety and for rotation of stock.  It also consisted of the responsibility of counting the safe and floats at the end of the night. Other responsibilities included organising staff duties and breaks. I became a member of Health and Safety circle and throughout my position I continually aimed for 100% customer satisfaction.

    OTHER INTERESTS AND HOBBIES

    Over this past 4 years I have become a keen cyclist.  I have really been bitten by the bug and love getting out.  It has help me lose weight and keeps me fit. It gives me good goals to work towards and a real sense of achievement.  I have taken up Time Trials and been constantly improving my times.  It is very satisfying seeming my training paying off in my improved times.  I have also done some club level racing and also compete in amateur A4 racing with the hope of upgrading this year.

    I believe that my interests will help me in my work by giving me background knowledge and a determination to succeed in the area I am applying for.  This with my experience in team working will ensure that I will achieve any targets given to me.

    REFERENCES

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    Stephen Donnan

    Michael Johnston

    Donnanward Partnership

    Brett Martin

     

    12 Malory Gardens #######, BT28 3JX

    24 Roughfort Road,

    Newtownabbey,

    BT36 4RB

    Profession: Architectural Technologist  Profession: Technical Manager

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