Estimator (Civil Engineering Contractor)

Contact Cian Kavanagh
  • Salary: £50,000 - £65,000
  • Location: UKLondon & SE
  • Sector: Construction & Civils

We are recruiting an Estimator based in Ruislip on behalf of our client, a Civil Engineering contractor that delivers quality civil engineering sub-contract packages to the UK’s leading infrastructure projects. This is a full time, permanent (PAYE) position. This position is office based but a hybrid arrangement may be negotiated for the right candidate.


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Estimator – Experience required:

  • 3 Years or more experienced as Estimator, or 10 Years plus industry experience,
  • Civil engineering or QS background
  • Comfortable to lead and tender bids up to £30mil
  • First principal measurement and pricing
  • Computer skills – CCS Candy, Microsoft Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook competent
  • NEC3 and/or NEC4 experienced
  • Highways, Railways, Aviation and Energy experienced
  • Strong commercial business acumen skills
  • Proven track record of winning profitable work
  • Work experience of at least 3 years for a civils subcontractor (Tier 2 or similar)


Estimator – Responsibilities include:

  • Capable of creating a tender analysis summary report to decide bid or no-bid
  • Lead all mid-bid review and tender adjudication meetings
  • Manage all tenders and accountable to achieve strict deadlines
  • Create tender programmes
  • Manage all related administration and CANDY database
  • Comfortable with issuing and managing sub-contractor/supply chain enquiries
  • Conducting tender site visits
  • Work closely with Procurement and Business Development teams
  • Chair weekly estimating progress meetings with MD, Contracts Director and Business Development Manager present
  • Compiling tender handover documentation prior to any successful tender going ‘live’
  • Capable of creating cost plans
  • Support commercial team with larger variation estimates

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