Company: Wood
Skills: Estimating
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Reading, England, United Kingdom

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Proposal Services Estimator to join our Reading office on a staff basis.

The successful candidate will have strong estimating experience within an O&G project environment.
  • Production of proposal and contract services estimates as requested by Manager, Estimating
  • Ensure proposal estimating procedures are followed and applied consistently across all proposal estimates
  • Ensure all estimates are electronically filed in compliance with the proposal estimating filing procedure
  • Management and control, understand the procedures and documentation required in the production of proposal estimates
  • Technical expertise, appropriate levels of technical and analytical knowledge to support the production of proposal estimates
  • Commercial awareness, basic understanding of the markets in which Wood operates and what market factors affect the cost basis
  • Analytical thinking, ability to understand complex problems and can utilise analytical tools to break down problems and recommend potential solutions
  • Organisational awareness, understands the wider business objectives, understand their role within those objectives and guide their input and decision making
  • Review and agree with the Manager Estimating/Proposal Manager the scope, basis and methodology of the estimate
  • Produce the estimate based on the agreed methodologies
  • Co-ordinate with other departments to obtain all required technical and commercial input for the production of the proposal estimate
  • Prepare summary data required for review process and presentation to senior management
  • Undertake risk analysis assessment to determine the proposed level of contingency
  • Prepare the estimate pricing notes to support the proposal estimate
  • Prepare statistical /historical data analysis as required to benchmark estimates and support the estimate/management review process
  • Support in the departments collation and use of statistics, norms and key metrics

Skills / Qualifications

  • HNC in Engineering Discipline or degree in appropriate discipline would be preferable
  • Experience of Pre-FEED, FEED and EPC projects
  • Experience in presentations to clients
  • Knowledge of all estimating techniques

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion. We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.