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Senior Estimator

  • Location: St Albans
  • Salary: £90k - 100k per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Water, Construction, Civil Engineering
  • Contact: Harry Sharrard
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0121 716 2662
  • Expiry Date: 19 February 2024
  • Job Ref: 405866HS1

Senior Estimator
St Albans
Water Utilities Sector
£90-100k + package

The Senior Estimator’s role is to lead estimates for civil engineering works in accordance with Company estimating systems and procedures, working with other members of tender teams to develop customer solutions and secure sufficient work by value and type to meet the companys objectives.

Key Responsibilities:

Lead estimates

Undertake estimates in accordance with Company procedures.
Lead team of estimators for larger tenders, mentoring and developing junior estimators
Identify opportunities and risks during the tender process.
Liaise with the business unit, Bid Manager and Planner to agree with methodology and principles.
Maintain a register of key assumptions within the estimate
Maintain tender estimate file.
Provide indicative pricing support for business development.
Obtain feedback from site teams on estimating adequacy and current costs.

Present estimates at adjudication

Prepare to estimate _adjudication pack.”
Present basis of estimate and key assumptions
Maintain notes of adjudication meetings
Closeout actions and monitor customer negotiations, seeking amended authority as required.

Handover to site teams at contract award

Prepare estimating handover packs.
Maintain notes of handover meeting
Provide ongoing support to site teams relating to estimate and key assumptions.

Key Measures & Targets:

Winning work to meet the Company’s objectives.
Developing a coherent and consistent tender submission with the use of key estimating assumptions
Developing a tender win strategy alongside the business unit teams
Providing temporary works support for tenders and the design element of design and construct tenders

Person Specification:

The successful candidate is likely to meet all the following criteria:


Engineering or commercial background
HNC or equivalent in a related Engineering qualification
Experience in water and civil
Proven track record working on tenders ranging up to 50m.
Numerate and IT literate, familiar with estimating software and Microsoft Office, especially Microsoft Excel
Chartered, incorporated status or similar
Ability to ensure all tender submissions are both feasible and profitable.


Knowledge of wastewater, rail, or the tunnelling sector

Please contact Harry Sharrard @ Anderselite for more information, via LinkedIn.