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Estimating Manager

  • Salary: Up to £60000.00 per annum + Package
  • Location: Northamptonshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Highways & Transport
  • Job reference: BBBH381497

Job description

Estimating Manager - Highways

The Estimating Manager, as a senior member of the Highways Business Unit, is responsible for the day to day management of the estimating function within the Business Unit. The role will involve managing the performance of the estimating team, the preparation and submission of accurate and competitive tenders and ensuring compliance with company tendering procedures.

Whilst carrying out their role, the Estimating Manager will promote the company's business, seeking out and advancing business development opportunities to drive revenue into the Highways Business Unit and the wider Construction Division

Key Responsibilities:

The role will involve 'hands on' estimating and the management of a team of estimators on tenders and frameworks for Highways England and Local Authority clients. Project values range from £5M to in excess of £100M. Principal responsibilities include:

  • Management of estimating workload
  • Management of tender budgets
  • Identifying commercial opportunities and leading tender commercial strategies
  • Management and supervision of estimating team
  • Reviewing and challenging tender price build ups
  • Leading tender pricing on larger schemes
  • Presentation of tenders to Business Unit and Divisional Directors
  • Active participation in the tender finalisation process
  • Compiling tender submission documents with the submissions team
  • Establishing and maintaining good contacts with key supply chain members
  • Leading client meetings, presentations and tender negotiations
  • Ensuring effective handover to delivery teams
  • Obtaining client feedback on performance
  • Accurate and timely reporting of tender workload and performance
  • Mentoring and developing estimating team
  • Maintaining awareness of prices and market conditions
  • Adherence with company tendering processes
  • Promotion of the Galliford Try Brand
  • Engaging and knowledge sharing with other Galliford Try Business Units
  • Identification of any external support requirements.
  • Identifying any training needs within the work winning team.
  • Reviewing process and identifying areas for improvement.
  • Other duties commensurate with the level of the post.


  • Competitive Salary
  • Company Car / Car Allowance
  • Package
  • Working on one of the UK's most exciting projects
  • Development Opportunities
  • Flexible hours will be considered if needed

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Degree or similar qualification
  • Experience of Candy Estimating Software
  • Proven success in winning bids/tenders.
  • Experience of estimating from first principles.
  • Proven success of developing client relationships.
  • Working knowledge of NEC Target Cost and Framework contracts.
  • Driven by results with a strong desire to succeed.
  • Impressive communicator, able to present themselves well both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, to liaise and build relationships with stakeholders, potential sponsors and partners as well as internal delivery team.
  • An understanding and commitment to equal opportunities.

If this sounds like you please apply below or get in touch with your up to date CV.

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