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Senior Civils Estimator

  • Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Package
  • Location: Alfreton, Derbyshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Highways & Transport, Civil Engineering/Infrastructure
  • Job reference: BBBH381563

Job description

Job purpose
Responsibility for the preparation and submission of tenders, under a variety of forms of procurement.

Working as part of a team with the objective of securing profitable future workload for the business. Utilise construction knowledge and commercial experience in conjunction with other members of the bid team to ensure competitive bids. Risk and Value management during the tender period. Preparation of budgets and cost plans.

Main Responsibilities

  • Appraisal of tender documents
  • Preparation of material and sub-contract enquiries including selection of prospective subcontractors
  • Attending strategy/opportunity meetings with project team
  • Visit site to identify site specific risks
  • Contribute to the design development process and attend design team meetings
  • Preparing tender Bills of Quantities
  • Preparation of analytical cost estimates including preliminaries
  • Prepare budgets and cost plans
  • Adjudication and comparison of sub contractor quotations
  • Initiate technical queries and ensure design sufficiently developed to ensure accurate costings
  • Risk management throughout the tender period and preparation of the tender Risk Register
  • Value engineering throughout the design phase of design and build projects
  • Presentation of the tender to senior management at tender settlement meetings including the highlighting major commercial issues
  • Completion of tender documentation and submission of the tender
  • Ensure a smooth handover of the project to the site team
  • To support and be familiar with own role and responsibility in respect of Business Continuity Planning
  • Ensuring that team members are also aware of the plans and communicates same.

Knowledge skills & experience

  • Appropriate Construction related qualification - HND/Degree or similar
  • Competent use of Microsoft packages e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Extensive experience of analytical civil engineering estimating
  • All forms of contract including traditional, partnering, design & build 2 stage tenders and frameworks
  • Experience of using estimating software
  • Well developed Technical Construction Knowledge
  • Develop personal skills and capability through on-going training, experience and mentoring
  • Awareness of BIM
  • Cost Planning


  • Competitive Salary
  • Company Car / Car Allowance
  • Package
  • Share Schemes
  • Development opportunities
  • Leading and Shaping a team for a Tier 1 Contractor

If this sounds like you please apply below.

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