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Senior Estimator

  • Salary: £80000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
  • Location: Watford, Hertfordshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Civil Engineering/Infrastructure
  • Job reference: BBBH380480

Job description


Summary of Role

Reporting to the Chief Estimator, the Senior Estimator leads the production of the prime cost. The role requires working autonomously as well as part of a team. The Senior Estimator is required to oversee - as applicable - other Estimators working in the bid team to ensure the prime cost captures the programme. Methodology and risk profile developed by the bid team.

In addition, the Senior Estimator should pursue their own professional development and provide guidance and support to develop other estimating staff.

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Maintain own awareness of current requirements and future developments of Health, Safety and Environmental law affecting construction
  • Develops competence in the application of IT skills to estimating and the production of project and corporate documentation
  • Ensures that all supplier / subcontractor enquiries are sent out in accordance with the Supply Chain Strategy document
  • Prices from first principals' earthworks, drainage, hard landscaping and reinforced concrete works as applicable
  • Help identify the supply chain based on an informed and well-developed understanding of the market
  • Presents to Senior Management in a clear and concise manner the build-up of the prime cost
  • Represents the company at client facing meetings.
  • Responsible for recording post tender negotiations with the client, and actioning any changes to the tender arising therefrom
  • Supports as applicable the Chief Estimator and Joint Venture staff in the production of the detailed estimate.


  • Ideally have a formal qualification in Civil Engineering or related discipline
  • Professional Membership: Membership of professional body preferred

Relevant Experience

  • Must have ability to price from first principles major civils infrastructure project +£50m.
  • Ideally the candidate would have started their career on site working in Project Management/Engineering before moving to estimating.
  • Experience of pricing Depots and Station works is required.
  • Experience of pricing Highways and Heavy Civils works from first principals required.

If this sounds like you, please apply below and get in contact with Nahuel Leyro Diaz

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