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  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: £35k - 57k per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 year ago

  • Sector: Construction
  • Contact: Alex Smith
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0161 832 7577
  • Expiry Date: 19 July 2023
  • Job Ref: 401465ASM

Estimator - £35k - £57k (depending on experience) + Car Allowance, Pension plus contributions, Private Health care - Based in Manchester

An established regional based main contractor is looking for an Project Estimator to join their established team. They’re looking for an Estimator with a main contracting / general construction background.

This is a truly exciting opportunity to work on various large tenders and projects. Projects include some (but not all) new build rise (hotels, high end refurbishments, apartments, student accommodation etc). The tender values will vary between £15 and £50 million. This role as an exciting opportunity and offers the potential for progression to Senior Estimator and beyond. My client are both an established and growing business. This is a fantastic opportunity the successful candidate would be vital to the continuing growth of this exciting organisation.


Monitor potential incoming enquiries.

Build relationships with Architects, Quantity Surveyors and Competitors

Maintain up-to-date market knowledge of labour, plant, materials and sub-contractors

Prepare & send out sub-contract & material enquiries using conquest enquiry system

Where required produce accurate take-off using Conquest

Manage, as directed, enquiries for labour, plant, materials and sub-contractors

Price bills/schedules analytically and produce quote comparisons using conquest estimating software

Complete tender pricing for adjudication by the tender committee, including reporting on any risks or onerous conditions, providing a winning edge

Liaise with planner to assess programme & preliminaries

Conducting feasibility studies and writing procurement reports

Applying Value Management techniques at the outset of a project.

On secured projects prepare information for handover to the contract team

Developing the companies estimating library

Check tender documentation

Measure tender against Decision Analysis

Inform Tender Committee on Contract Conditions


Must have worked as a build estimator / client side quantity surveyor or within a pre construction team in a previous role

Must have some estimating software in a previous role (ideally ConQuest).

Excel Skills

Hardworking and driven personality

Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritise own workload

Excellent attention to detail

Proven leadership skills with the ability to effectively delegates as appropriate

Salary and Package

£35,000 - £57,000

Car Allowance,

Pension plus contributions,

Private Health care

Based in Manchester- North West based projects

To register your interest in this excellent career opportunity, please submit your most recent CV to myself or call me if you have any questions on 07980 006 436 for a confidential discussion my email address is

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