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Estimator - Civil Engineering

Engineering Professionals
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£55,000 to £60,000 per annum
03 Jan 2024
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Civils Estimator


40. You may be required to work additional hours as per the business needs




Business Change and Bid Manager.


Identify all costs involved in delivering multidisciplinary rail projects and create tender price to meet proposed tender submission and agreed company margins


Safety & Ethics – Support the implementation of the Business Conduct Guidelines, Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) strategy, associated actions and resulting initiatives, to deliver continuous improvement in all areas.

Excellence – Ensure work is carried out with a continuous view to profitability and efficiency and look after our shareholders by guaranteeing that they see value for money and a profitable business. Quality is key to competitiveness. Take responsibility for delivering on time and on budget a high-quality product or service.

People – Demonstrate respect for colleagues, our clients and the environment in all areas of work


Calculate and prepare tender submissions that provide at least cost, optimal value solution for tenders.
Determine quantity of work scope to produce accurate and realistic estimates for works.
Provide cost, budget and pricing schedules to Bid Managers.
Provide estimates to Project Managers for contract variations and claims.
Establish likely progress and completion rates.
Produce contract cost codes, targets and cost breakdown structures.
Prepare cost breakdowns, subcontract prices and delivery budgets.
Preparing and submitting quotations, Compare quotes by different suppliers and subcontractors.|
Research the market to identify associated costs of delivering project including materials, labour and plant.
Calculate final figure for estimated cost to include allowances for overhead and profit margins.
Support procurement in obtaining best value quotations and pricing.
Evaluations of options or alternatives.
Produce high quality written submissions in a timely manner.
Prepare “take off” materials included in projects.
Liaise with Project teams on accurate estimates for upcoming projects and potential estimations for any changes within work bank scope.
Analyse and report on any potential risk within bid documents.
Report estimations to internal stakeholders and escalate any potential issues.
Handle all tender queries both internally and externally.
As you will expect the organisation may change from time to time and you will be expected to meet the operational requirements.

Person Specification


An excellent communicator, with strong organisational skills and strong attention to detail.
Good problem-solving skills and the ability to make effective decisions.
Relevant experience in a similar level role in a modern manufacturing environment.
Demonstrates energy and determination in the face of obstacles to meet challenging targets, on time and within budget.
Demonstrates a high level of inter-personal, communication and negotiation skills to ensure understanding and to influence positive outcomes.
Demonstrates a commitment to continuous professional development.
Excellent project management skills.
Ability to learn quickly and work under pressure maintaining a high level of accuracy and detail.
Able to work flexibly and work across a broad range of activities as the role evolves.
Career based experience through railway infrastructure projects.
Experienced working with and managing civils, design and steel estimating.
Experience of working on multidisciplinary rail projects.

Please send your CV in the first instance.

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Core Values

Taking OWNERSHIP and full ACCOUNTABILITY of our actions


Giving 110% to every task we undertake and being PASSIONATE


Admitting when we have been WRONG and doing our utmost to put it RIGHT

When you TALK we stop and LISTEN

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT - Knowledge is endless

Always ACCESSIBLE - Day or Night, if you need us we will be there

SELF MANAGEMENT - We operate a flat line structure where everyone has a role to play from the Administrator to the MD

HONESTY and INTEGRITY at ALL times - Even when you may not want to hear what we say

PEOPLE are ASSETS not NUMBERS - Every person has a skill, we do our best to understand these skills and match them to the best environment

What Candidates Say

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