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  • UK, West Midlands, Walsall
  • Negotiable
  • Permanent
  • Full time
  • Eligibility to work: UK
  • Industry: Water, Civils, Civil & Structural, Railways
  • Discipline: Estimating, Bid Management, Planning, Commercial Management, Tunnelling, Civil Engineering (Site)
  • Qualifications: HND HNC or equivalent, Bachelor's Degree, Professional / Chartered

Our Client is one of the largest civil engineering and infrastructure specialists working UK-wide across the water, transport, built environment and energy sectors. They are currently searching for an Estimator (Water / Civils / Rail) to join their team in Walsall or St Albans.  


Job Description:  


The purpose of this role is to produce estimates for civil engineering works in accordance with Company estimating systems and procedures. The Estimator will work with other members of tender teams to develop customer solutions and secure sufficient work in terms of value and type in order to meet Company objectives.  


Key Responsibilities:  


- Undertake estimates in accordance with Company procedures  

- Identify opportunity and risk during the tender process  

- Liaise with the business unit to agree methodology and principles  

- Liaise with tender Bid Manager and Planner  

- Maintain a register of key assumptions within estimate  

- Maintain tender estimate file  

- Obtain feedback from site teams on estimating adequacy and current costs  

- Presentation of estimates at adjudication  

- Prepare estimating ‘adjudication pack’  

- Present basis of estimate and key assumptions  

- Maintain notes of adjudication meetings  

- Close out actions and monitor customer negotiations, seeking amended authority as required  

- Handover to site teams at contract award  

- Prepare estimating ‘handover packs’  

- Present basis of estimate and key assumptions  

- Maintain notes of handover meeting  

- Provide ongoing support to site teams relating to estimate and key assumptions


- Experience in one or more of the following; civils, water, waste, rail or tunnelling  

- An understanding of construction techniques and resource needs  

- Familiarisation with tender build-ups - possibly through delivery at site level  

- Proficient in using Microsoft Office software  

- Numerate and familiar with estimating software  

- A confident demeanour and the ability to liaise with all levels of personnel and customers  

- Excellent organisation, time-management and prioritisation skills  



- Chartered Engineer or similar level

  • Contact: Julian Taylor
    020 7531 5757 (Offline)
  • Date: 09.06.2023
  • Deadline: 23.06.2023
  • Quote ref: 513/22290

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