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Senior Estimator



£90K - £110K (DOE)

About the company

You will be working for an industry leading Main Contractor that specialises in delivering new build, refurbishment and fit-out works across multiple sectors. This is an opportunity to join an award-winning Tier 1 contractor that can offer longevity, progression, and succession. You will be office based, working with a successful team of commercial professionals.

About the role

Reporting to the Regional Chief Estimator, you will be working amongst a team of 3 estimators, planners, and design managers, sitting within the commercial team of the business. You will be responsible for cost planning and estimating on large commercial build schemes across the country.

Your day-to-day duties may include:

  • Ensure compliance with departmental procedures for producing estimates.

  • Analyse key productivity and cost drivers through feedback from ongoing projects.

  • Develop strategies and systems for knowledge management to align with business unit goals.

  • Review all estimates to ensure accuracy and consistency.

  • Foster the professional development of estimating staff by sharing expertise and industry insights.

  • Prepare project and corporate documentation, including estimates.

  • Manage and present estimating/tendering information effectively.

  • Promote a culture of innovation and continuous learning within the team.

  • Oversee the identification and reduction of unnecessary costs and inefficiencies.

  • Utilise market knowledge to identify and manage the supply chain effectively.

  • Supervise the preparation of documents for tender reviews and adjudications.

  • Generate accurate financial forecasts within specified deadlines.

  • Stay updated on commercial, technical, legal, and insurance aspects of the market.

  • Balance profit maximisation

  • Develop budget pricing based on available information.

  • Prepare cash flow projections for tendering purposes as needed.

  • Lead the tender process for larger or more complex projects as required.

  • Represent the company by presenting tenders to clients effectively.

About you

To successfully apply for this role, you will need to have

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Confidence with a proven track record of presenting to stakeholders

  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to build rapport and maintain relationships

  • A significant breadth of experience in an Estimating position with a Main Contractor within the commercial build sector

  • Educated to degree level in a relevant field (non essential)

In return

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is hoping to grow their career in the construction industry, with scope for development into a Project Management role within time.

You will receive:

  • A competitive salary (DOE)

  • car allowance/ company vehicle

  • 25 days holiday + buy & sell scheme

  • Private healthcare scheme

  • Employee pension contributions

  • Dental & eye care plans

  • cycle to work scheme