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Senior Estimator

  • Location: Cumbria
  • Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + car, pension, negotiable per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 28 days ago

  • Sector: Construction
  • Contact: Alex Smith
  • Contact Email:
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 24 June 2021
  • Job Ref: 391343ASM_1621960103

Job title Senior Estimator

Projects Roads, groundworks, surfacing, foundations, reinforced concrete, car parks, remediation, sewers, drainage, concrete, demolition, foundations etc.

Location Cumbria

The client

An established Civil Engineering / groundworks contractor based in Cumbria

Projects - list as above

Prepare competitive tender bids for contracts with Local Authorities, Public Utilities and private clients.

Key Job Responsibilities

Involved in and oversee the whole process from tender submission and negotiation to securing project/contracts

Carry out material take offs and send out enquiries to subcontractors and suppliers for each tender.

Price up all rates from basic principles broken down on a labour, plant, materials and subcontract basis

Required to do Bill of Quantity take offs for certain drawing and specification tender opportunities

Send out sub-contract enquiries / compare and interrogate sub contract quotations

Price up all preliminary items for each tender

Excellent knowledge of various forms of Construction Contracts

Attend pre-award / pre-contract meetings

Attend internal handover meetings to contract management

Good technical knowledge and able to fully understand technical specifications

Ability to undertake several estimates simultaneously and complete to agreed deadlines.

Analysis of tender documentation

Candidate requirements

Good interpersonal skills to provide the client with a first class customer service

Qualifications: Relevant degree or HNC in Civil Engineering

Knowledge and required Skills

Minimum 10 years experience in Civil Engineering Industry

All applicants must have worked as a Senior Estimator for a civil engineering contractor in a previous role

Familiar with the Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement

Fully IT literate

Ideally from a Site Management / project management background with a good understanding of construction techniques, productions and outputs.

Has preferably undertaken an estimating role in a similar, medium-sized civil engineering business

Key Personal Attributes

Hardworking personality

First class analytical and technical skills

Hands-on approach

Tenacious, able to interpret requirements from the basic of information

Results orientated and ability to hit tight deadlines if required

Team player

Career Objective

The ideal candidate will be seeking a role in a medium sized successful business


£50,000 - £70,000 - Salary will depend on experience and would come with the usual benefits package

Car allowance

24 days holiday

Healthcare ,


If you want to apply please email me

Call me if you have other questions on 07980 006 436

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