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Senior Estimator

  • Location: Solihull
  • Salary: £75k - 83k per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 8 months ago

  • Sector: Surveying, Construction
  • Contact: Harry Sharrard
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0121 200 5520
  • Expiry Date: 15 December 2023
  • Job Ref: 405134HS1

Job Title: Senior Estimator

Department: Estimating

Reports to: Estimating Director

Location/Region: Solihull

Job Summary

To deliver de-risked, winning bids well considered competitive and accurate nett prices, on time and to the highest quality. This role is focused on preparing and winning the larger and more complex tenders for the business, managing robust and long-term relationships with clients and internal teams in line with the general strategy. To work across different workstreams and ensure all decisions are made based on accurate future cost forecasts.

Duties & Responsibilities

· Lead the resources on a tenders, with a high degree of commercial acumen and skill

· To be accountable for and ensure estimates produced are robust

· To lead and prepare the complete commercial and pricing element of a tender or cost plan and coordinate external resources

· Undertake the production of tender submission documents, take the lead commercially, attend pre-tender and post tender interviews with both internal management and clients and attend internal adjudication and tender progress meetings

· Manage the estimate process and resources with a high degree of commercial acumen and skill

· Report on progress of the tender via weekly estimating meetings

· To identify opportunities to add value throughout the project process, as well as identifying and escalating risks

· To prepare a detailed control document to handover to delivery team

· Working collaboratively and communicating effectively with other areas of the Construction business

· To work to the Company’s Quality, Environmental and Safety Management System standards and performance criteria including delivering the objectives set

· To co-operate on matters of health and safety and follow the training provided. To take reasonable care of personal and other people’s health and safety at all times

· Any other duties consistent with the role of Senior Estimator as may be required from time to time


· A degree (or equivalent) in Construction Management, Quantity Surveying, Engineering or extensive experience

· Minimum of 5 years relevant industry experience

· Awareness of and adherence to company policies and health and safety requirements

· Experience gained in complex and geographically dispersed construction or built environment businesses

· Commitment to continual learning to refine, further develop and apply expertise to add distinctive value to the company
· Excellent IT skills – proficient in Microsoft suite of programmes (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


· Commercially astute with a strong understanding of the construction process

· A self-starter able to demonstrate high levels of initiative, tenacity and self-motivation and be comfortable working with a high degree of autonomy

· Has strong problem solving and considered decision-making skills

· Methodical, analytical and organised with an attention to detail

· Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

· Ability to work under pressure

· Able to build effective relationships across the business and externally at all levels

· Strong motivation to mentor and upskill junior team members

· Personable and effective team player

· Open to feedback with a willingness to learn and improve

Please contact Harry Sharrard at Anderselite for more information