Job Title: Estimator
Department: Permanent Division
Location: Brandesburton
Reports To: Estimating Manager


  • To provide accurate Tenders/Quotations from client’s enquiries.
  • Provide clients with early cost plan/budget advise

Experience, Qualifications & Training:

  • HNC/HND or Degree Level in Construction preferred
  • Highly numerate with a good understanding of current construction rates
  • A strong capability in the use of Microsoft Office suite of applications which includes Word, Excel and Estimating Software Packages
  • Having knowledge of the key terms of JCT D&B and NEC3 forms or contract would be advantageous.
  • The successful candidate would preferably have a minimum 5 years’ experience in an equal / similar role, from within a Design and Build, Main Contracting/ Modular background.
  • Ability to work on projects from early stages through from PCSA to full contract award working closely with both internal and external team members, clients and clients’ representatives


Principle accountabilities:

  • Accurate calculation of quantities and prices where required
  • Direct liaison with both clients, sub-contractors and suppliers
  • Preparation of Detailed Contractors Proposals in accordance with internal designs, client information and employers’ requirements
  • Work closely and alongside the pre-construction team to develop logistics proposals
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines including managing multiple projects at any one time
  • Be commercially astute and recognise limitations of the scope to ensure qualifications are aligned, risk management of projects are suitably costs and or qualified
  • Close interface with sales team personnel to ensure clients expectations are met
  • Create enquiry packages including detailed scope of works and attendances to meet the clients brief, issue and engage with supply chain and manage the prompt return of information.
  • Prepare tender evaluation schedules of subcontract tender returns, to table at settlement meetings to ensure team fully understand risk and opportunity of packages
  • Able to read and understand construction drawings, schedules, room data sheets, NBS documents and carry out detailed measurement and take off from tender information
  • Understand and apply mark-up / margin
  • Prepare tender return documentation including CSA, prelims breakdowns, margin analysis and VE schedules
  • Assist to develop and evolve supply chain to serve the different market sectors
  • Maintain accurate records and electronic data
  • Have excellent organisational and time management skills. Be able to manage multiple projects concurrently and meet deadlines without compromising the accuracy or quality of the estimate.
  • A knowledge of modular construction would be useful but is not essential as training will be provided.


The above duties are neither exclusive nor exhaustive of the job and
additional accountabilities may be required and incorporated from time to time.