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Senior Estimator

  • Location: Preston
  • Salary: £50k - 65k per year + Car Allowance, Pension, Holidays
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 3 months ago

  • Sector: Construction, Civil Engineering
  • Contact: Alex Smith
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0161 832 7577
  • Expiry Date: 18 May 2022
  • Job Ref: 395798ASM

Senior Estimator - Groundworks & Civil Engineering -North Lancashire -up to £65k plus package -07980006436
The client
A private, family owned SME with a great reputation are looking for a Senior Estimator. They are an established company with a great reputation having over 50 years of continous trading working within the groundworks and civil engineering sectors.
The role
Based in North Lancashire office.
All applicants will have experience pricing a wide range of projects including some (but not all)
Civil Engineering
• Produce sub-contractor enquiry schedule, obtaining suggestions / feedback from the tender team, procurement department preferred/ approved contractor schedules.
• Produce sub-contractor enquiry schedule, obtaining suggestions / feedback from the tender team, procurement department preferred/ approved contractor schedules.
• Prepare cost estimates, covering various work types, for review and submission.
• Co-ordinate with pre-construction team.
• Issue sub-contract enquiries, including scope of works and attendance schedules (where applicable).
• Liaise with clients, consultants, supply chain, stakeholders and other third parties.
• Organise and prepare supply chain enquiries.
• Prepare financial submission.
• Coordinate with Bid Manager on all aspects relating to estimating
• Preparation and hand over of tender estimating information to project team.
• Investigate cost effective and or alternative solutions.
• Prepare tender summary
• Comply with Company and Group procedures.
• Support the pre-construction team in preparing tenders, liaising with bid teams to deliver innovative solution
• Produce documents for tender settlement and present clear nett costings identifying risk and opportunity.
• Issue materials enquiries
· Establish competition
• Carry out pricing of certain elements from first principles, i.e. Earthworks, drainage, FRC, Kerbing etc
• Undertake spot checks on measures/bill descriptions.
• Chase tender returns and update enquiry schedule
• Raise tender queries
• Challenge current designs on Design & Build Tenders to produce Tender Savings
• Develop and fill gaps in tender, compile clarifications and estimator notes for file copy.
• Incorporate late changes / tender amendments
• Assist in the collation of tender risk and opportunity assessment.
• Assist in the production of a value engineering schedule
• Assist in the production of the R&O Analysis
• Reviewing the risk register on bids
• Carrying out regular tender reviews
Candidate essentials
Experience estimating groundworks and civil engineering projects from first principles
The ideal candidate will have excellent numerical skills and an analytical mindset.
You must be thorough and apt in managing relationships with key persons.
Outstanding communication and negotiation abilities
Thorough and reliable
Ability to work to tight deadlines and under pressure
Qualifications (desirable)
Quantity Surveying degree or BSc/BA in Engineering, Commercial Management or Construction
Salary and Package
£50,000 - £65,000 (depending on level and experience)
Car allowance
Company Bonus scheme
Your application will be reviewed by Alexandra Smith at the Manchester branch of AndersElite.
If you believe you are suitable for this role please forward your cv to or ring me on 07980 006 436 or 0161 832 7577