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Civil Engineering Estimator

Location Northampton
Job type Permanent
Posted 15th July 2020

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Estimator – Civil Engineering

We have a rare opportunity for an Estimator to join a progressive, highly successful contractor in Northampton

Our client specialise in delivering civil engineering, industrial/commercial and student accommodation projects valued at up to £100m.

You will be working on Civil Engineering schemes

Points of appeal

60% of work is negotiated

1 in 3 hit rate

Established hugely successful company (the original 4 founders still work in the company)

Working with a process driven, dedicated team who compliment each other with their different strengths

Excellent promotion opportunities (continuously able to move up through the team)

The role – Estimator Civil Engineering

Reporting to the Managing Estimator, you will be responsible for the commercial elements of tenders and cost plans. The majority of tenders will be Design and Build. The projects vary in value from £5m to in excess of £60m and are across a range of sectors including highway authorities, industrial developments, rail and retail.

Other duties will involve;

  • Manage the tender from receipt, through to submission and post tender queries.
  • Liaise with and manage the internal and external tender team
  • Mark up enquiries to be sent out to the supply chain, produce or organise Bills of Quantities production and obtain material quotes
  • Evaluate returned quotations from supply chain and liaise with supply chain member to bring quotations in line with the project specification requirements
  • Prepare and evaluate risk and opportunity
  • Arrange and prepare commercial documents for Tender Handover meetings
  • Review supply chain performance quarterly
  • Attend pre-qualification, mid tender and post tender interviews
  • Visit sites to obtain feedback
  • Prepare cost plans and feasibility studies and liaise with Clients
  • Based in the Northampton Head Office

Minimum Requirements for Estimator role

You will be qualified to HNC or above in a Civil Engineering related course

You will have experience working as an Estimator on Civil Engineering schemes

Package:  car allowance, enhanced pension, healthcare, 34 days holiday and bonus


Please send an up-to-date CV to Sally Whittingham at Supply Technical

Estimator / Estimating / Civil Engineering / Bedfordshire / Northamptonshire / Buckinghamshire / Leicestershire / Warwickshire

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