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Senior Cost Planner / Estimator

  • Salary: £55000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + car, pension, negotiable
  • Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job reference: BBBH376094_1519977968

Job description

Senior Estimator/ Cost Planner- £55,000 - £75,000 + Car Allowance, Pension plus contributions, Private Health care - Based in Manchester

A Manchester based main contractor are looking for a Senior Estimator with a main contracting general construction background to price tenders up to £50 million.

Typical tender prices and values will be between £5 - £20 million in value. You will be required to work on a range of projects from different sectors including commercial, industrial, retail, leisure, residential and health.

This role as an exciting opportunity and offers the potential for progression within a growing business and work on tenders in a range of different sectors, the successful candidate would be vital to the continuing growth of the organisation.


Monitor potential incoming enquiries

Experience in estimating within the construction industry

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

Assist in developing Company estimating library

Check tender documentation

Measure tender against Decision Analysis

Inform Tender Committee on Contract Conditions


* Must have worked as a build Senior Estimator on similar type projects and similar project values.

* Must have strong ConQuest estimating package experience.

* Excellent Excel Skills

* Working experience of presenting technical and complex information

* Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritise own workload First rate communication skills both written and verbal

* Excellent attention to detail

* Proven leadership skills with the ability to effectively delegates as appropriate

Salary and Package

£55,000 - £75,000

Car Allowance,

Pension plus contributions,

Private Health care

Based in Manchester

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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