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As lockdown restrictions ease and we start to consider travelling again, the future of cross-Channel operator Eurostar remains uncertain.
Eurostar is seeking financial support from the UK Government, citing higher access charges here as a reason.
The French Government has pledged to provide support for the operator, while £200 million has been provided by one of its shareholders, Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Hermes Infrastructure.
Registered in the UK and supporting 3,000 jobs either with the business or in the supply chain, the company is, however, 55% owned by SNCF (French state rail), 40% by CDPQ/Hermes and 5% by SNCB (Belgian state railways).
So: Should the UK Government provide financial assistance to Eurostar?

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Estimator for leading Rail Contractor

  • Job added:   4 August 2019
  • Salary:   £30000 - £60000/annum Salary Negotiable
  • Location:   Slough, Berkshire
  • County:   Berkshire
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   210519183
  • Company:   CV-Library
Main Purpose of Job

To review, understand and complete the pricing of documents to arrive at the most competitive and complete cost of resources to deliver the requirements in accordance with the documents.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The production of estimates for bids which place the company in the most competitive and commercially advantageous position and will include:

Reviewing and understanding the requirements of the documents.

Attending site visits with the other members of the assigned bid team.

Attending meetings with the assigned bid team to agree and sign off specific resource requirements and outputs.

Liaison with the estimating buyer to ensure price procurement of materials and subcontracts by due date.

Liaison with the Client representative to obtain clarifications or further information

Production of Bill of Quantities/Schedules as required

Build ups of cost of resources for all activities to produce most competitive net cost

Builds ups of cost of Supervision and other On-costs

Compilation and assessment of risks for inclusion with those of other bid team members into risk register.

Compilation of pricing clarifications for inclusion with tender submission.

Production of the tender breakdown (Tender Workbook) for discussion and agreement at the tender adjudication.

Attendance at tender adjudication meeting

Amending the tender price in accordance with the agreements signed off at the tender adjudication.

Completion of all tender documentation for return by due date

Compile tender submission letter

Check all deliverables are enclosed and submit tender by due date and time.

Contact Client to ensure receipt of Tender

Maintain contact with Client to ascertain our position .

Essential Attributes

Skills and Knowledge

Computer literate with knowledge of estimating software

An understanding of different forms of Conditions of Contract

Knowledge of different Methods of Measurement

Technical construction knowledge

Commercial awareness and understanding.

Resourcefulness and ability to work under pressure.

Identify and allow for Health and Safety issues to provide a safe place of work at all times.

Good communicator.

Professional Experience

Experience in assessing and pricing of Civil Engineering operation.

Ability to build up price from basics.

Some experience of working within site environment

Experience of working within a team.

Experience of estimating civils works, ideally within the rail industry

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