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Senior Estimator

  • Location: South East London
  • Salary: £65k - 75k per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 year ago

  • Sector: Construction
  • Contact: Alex Smith
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0161 832 7577
  • Expiry Date: 02 October 2023
  • Job Ref: 402835ASM

Senior Estimator role - Civil Engineering, Sub structure & external projects - South Cheshire - up to £75 + package -

The client

A medium sized civil engineering contractor with a strong North West presence are currently looking for a Senior Estimator.

The role

You will be office based in an office in South Cheshire. You will provide knowledge of cost and benefits that support profitable business decisions.

All applicants will have experience pricing a wide range of projects including some (but not all)

Civil Engineering

Paving / surfacing / Roads / Drainage

Structures / Storm water management / Earth moving / Ducting

Foundations / Substructure walls / Precast and in-situ concrete ground floors


· Ensure tender documents, addendums, client correspondence etc., are logged on the server and relevant team members are issued with copies.

· Produce sub-contractor enquiry schedule, obtaining suggestions / feedback from the tender team, procurement department preferred/ approved contractor schedules.

· Issue sub-contract enquiries, including scope of works and attendance schedules (where applicable).

· Issue materials enquiries

· Establish competition

· Arrange production of B/Qs where required or B/Q share.

· Carry out pricing 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

· Analyse nett tender package returns and complete sub-contractor analysis schedule for adjudication.

· Analyse and assess the individual package requirements for fixed price and contingency additions, all for review at the tender settlement

· Produce documents for tender settlement and present clear nett costings identifying risk and opportunity.

· Completion of the Tender Sum Analysis for review by PCD and issue at adjudication including cash flow and forecast etc.

· Attend adjudication and make notes of and undertake resultant amendments, issue for final Regional review or Group review.

· Complete client pricing documents including Form of Tender, Contract sum analysis, Prelims breakdown (if required), for incorporation into commercial submission section

· Developing the cash flow on bid

· Assisting in the development and management of the bid budgets to ensure they are kept within budget

Candidate essentials

Experience estimating civil engineering projects from first principles

Site experience (project manager or contracts manager experience / site experience) - desirable

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

£60,000 - £75,000 (depending on level and experience)

Office based in South Cheshire

One day working from home

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 641 2611