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Senior Estimator – Civil Engineering sector

  • Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + car, pension, negotiable
  • Location: Lancashire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job reference: BBBH375550_1519978841

Job description

Senior Estimator - Permanent Role - Civil Engineering Sector - Lancashire based - call me on 07980 006 436


Prepare competitive tender bids for contracts with Local Authorities, Public Utilities and private clients, generally in the water, highways and general civil engineering sectors.


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. May be required to do Bill of Quantity take offs for certain drawing and specification tender opportunities

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

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

Price up all preliminary items for each tender in advance of finalisation with the Directors

Knowledge of CESSM, SMM7, Highways Method of Measurement

Excellent knowledge of various forms of Construction Contracts (NEC/JCT/ICE)

Compile tender deliverables if required. These may include but are not limited to: -

o Contract Programme (Microsoft Project)

o Labour Histograms

o Outline Methodology Statements

o Traffic Management Proposals

Good working knowledge of Excel / bespoke Estimating software such as Conquest or Valesco.

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, interaction with Consultant Engineers, Architects and Clients

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



Minimum 10 years' experience in Civil Engineering Industry

Familiar with the Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement, Highway Method of Measurement and SMM 7

Fully IT literate. Experience in any proprietary Estimating packages would be useful preferably Valesco which my client have adopted as their estimating software.

Ideally from a Site 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


First class analytical and technical skills

Hands-on approach

Tenacious, able to interpret requirements from the basic of information

Results orientated

Team player


The ideal candidate will be seeking a role in a medium sized successful business and wants to progress to a Chief Estimator position overseeing the estimating department at some stage in their career.


Salary would be dependent on experience and would come with the usual benefits package

Car or car allowance

24 days holiday (with the option to buy up to 5 days)

Life assurance

Healthcare ,


Childcare vouchers,

If you have any questions please call me on 07980 006 436 if you want to apply please email me on

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