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Assistant Estimator

  • Salary: Up to £25000.00 per annum + Package
  • Location: North West England
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Rail
  • Job reference: BBBH374688_1516296571

Job description


Assistant Estimator required to join a well established railway main contractor in the North West. An exciting opportunity has come available for an assistant Estimator to join a leading Network Rail contractor in the North West, to assist with ongoing works on a permanent basis. The works will be challenging and varied, and this role will suit someone who is looking to further their career in the construction industry. Ideally you will be educated to degree level in a construction related subject, with a desire to progress and develop an Estimating career.


  • Educated to degree level in a building, construction or commercial related subject such as Commercial management or construction management
  • Experience of working in the construction industry, ideally within the rail sector
  • Desire to work for a large Rail contractor with a view to developing into a more senior role
  • Understanding of take-off calculations and estimates
  • Understanding of construction principles from a pre-construction stage
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Excel

The role will involve:

  • Reporting directly to the Senior Estimator, you will be involved with some of the largest Rail construction projects in the UK
  • Working with the wider pre-construction management team, assisting with bids, tenders and estimates
  • Preparation of sub-contractor packages
  • Assessing and reviewing quotations from suppliers
  • Attending meeting with the wider pre-construction team and the client
  • Understanding and interpreting drawings
  • Preparing accurate cost estimates for major rail construction projects
  • Creating estimates from engineering drawings

Benefits package:

  • Excellent career development opportunities
  • Training and development programme
  • Competitive salary
  • Excellent office working environment
  • Opportunity to work within a team of experienced estimators

This is an excellent opportunity for the right individual to join a large Rail contractor at an important time of industry growth. You will have the opportunity to train and develop into a more senior Estimating role, with a varied and challenging workload.

AndersElite Rail is a specialist Recruitment agency operating in the rail industry, with a client base across the UK. If you have experience of working on the Railway in any capacity, please get in touch!

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