Senior Estimator - North West England

Job Ref:  LA 2303

Industry:  Estimating

Salary:  Excellent Salary and Benefits

Location: United Kingdom

Job Type: Permanent

Posted: Oct 30, 2019

Senior Estimator

Working for a well-known and respected regional contractor.

Job Role

Due to expansion and an increased workload our client is looking to strengthen their team by the addition of a Senior Estimator.

The role will support the pre-construction team in preparing tenders to secure projects, in particular competitive design and build tenders for both new build and refurbishment projects.

The main duties and responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
• Produce estimates and costs plans for multiple complex construction projects from £3m to £30m
• Assess tender documentation requirements and present tender launch proposals
• Identify resources to complete the bid
• Identify potential risks and opportunities
• Compile comprehensive analytical net cost estimates for works including preliminary items in line with the Company's standards to win work
• Regular liaison with construction planners, design managers, bid managers, consultants and our supply chain to deliver innovative solutions and tender proposals
• Present net cost tenders for internal adjudication
• Conversion of estimates to tender submission
• Handover of successful tender information such that operational teams are suitably briefed
• Participate in post tender negotiations with Clients to secure individual projects
• Produce quantities from drawn information (an advantage)


• Previous experience in Estimating with a main contractor (essential)
• Experience of tendering for both new build and refurbishment projects up to £25m
• Conversant with Design and Build projects £5m - £30 M with examples of projects worked on
• Proficient at working with Conquest (essential) and Excel
• A working knowledge of BREEAM
• Possess a strong understanding of construction technology and innovative techniques as well as understanding and be able to assist in the commercial aspects of tendering
• Hold a relevant construction qualification at HND level or equivalent
• Ability to estimate from first principles
• Ability to work independently yet be part of an integrated team
• Ability to pro-actively and constructively challenge colleagues
• Motivated, flexible with a will to succeed
• Sound knowledge of construction techniques
• Ability to interrogate design principles and outsourced Bills of Quants for cost/viable outputs
• Challenge external consultants design concepts
• Cost planning experience
• Promote value engineering/alternative Design Solutions

The Salary & Package

An attractive salary, benefits package and company car will be offered to the successful candidate.

Contact Details

If you are interested in the role and would like to apply or discuss the role and project in more detail please either email me or call me on +44 7973 460391.


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