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Senior Estimator

  • Salary: £40000 - £63000 per annum + Additional Benefits
  • Location: Lancashire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job reference: 385094ASM

Job description


A Lancashire based contractor are looking for an Estimator with a background in pricing projects such as



Social Housing,



Contracts values ranging from approximately £5 - £15 million

Monitor potential incoming enquiries
Pricing roles from first principles
Maintain up-to-date market knowledge of labour, plant, materials and sub-contractors
Help to train any junior member of staff
Prepare & send out sub-contract & material enquiries using conquest enquiry system
Where required produce accurate take-off using Conquest (if outsourced externally - coordinate the information and ensure take off is complete)
Manage, as directed, enquiries for labour, plant, materials and sub-contractors
Price bills/schedules analytically and produce quote comparisons using conquest estimating software
Complete tender pricing for adjudication by the tender committee, including reporting on any risks or onerous conditions, providing a winning edge
Liaise with planner to assess programme & preliminaries
Formulate bid strategy/qualifications
Assist in the training of junior staff
Present estimate to Tender Committee
On secured projects prepare information for handover to the contract team
Assist in developing Company estimating library
Check tender documentation

Must have worked as an Estimator for a similar contractor
Must have used an Estimating package in a previous role
Excellent Excel Skills
Working experience of presenting technical and complex information
Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritise own workload
First rate communication skills both written and verbal
Excellent attention to detail
Proven leadership skills with the ability to effectively delegates as appropriate
All Estimators will have worked for a building contractor on similar kinds of projects within relevant sectors (housing, commercial, education)
Required knowledge of both New build and refurbishment projects
Strong knowledge of estimating both Traditional and Design & Build projects
Required knowledge of working within the Commercial Buildings, Education, Housing and Extra care sectors.
Experience in pricing projects between £2m and £10m in value.
Strong experience working within partnering and framework agreements
A strong understanding of cost planning

The candidate
The chosen applicant will be responsible for preparing robust tenders
Responsible for pricing of Bills of Quantities
In charge of compiling preliminaries
Preparing subcontract enquiries
Preparing subcontract comparisons

Salary and package
£40,000 - £63,000 (depending on leave of experience),
Car allowance,
Contributory pension,
All applicants must have a main contracting building background

Alexandra Smith at AndersElite is a specialist building, infrastructure and civil engineering Recruitment consultant based in the Manchester area. AndersElite supply highly skilled technical and management professionals throughout the Northwest.

If you would like to discuss this role or any of my other roles, or if you require a full job spec dont hesitate to give me a ring on 07980 006 436 or email me at

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