Senior / Principal Estimator - Major Contracting

CDM Recruitment
West Midlands Region
60000.00 - 85000.00 GBP Annual + GBP60000 - GBP85000/annum + competitive package
12 Mar 2018
09 Apr 2018
Contract Type
This national contractor has a well-established reputation within the Civil Engineering Sector throughout the UK. Working on projects ranging from GBP10m - GBP100m+ this company has gone from strength to strength and is constantly expanding within the industry. From this they are looking for a Senior Estimator to join their team within the North West and or North / East Midlands region.

This role offers a very diverse range of projects with the option for progression within their growing team.
You will be working within the work winning division you will be responsible for the estimates on any given tender. This will include working with the tender planner on the prelims for the tender. You will require a good knowledge of NEC, Target Cost, Design & Build, Specification & Drawing or ECI contracts and have the ability to be able to take off from first principal.

• Responsible for the preparation of the analytical estimate.
• Preparation of preliminary pricing (In conjunction with Tender Planner).
• Preparation of quantities from drawings and specifications.
• Prepare abstract of material and sub-contract requirements for
sourcing and pricing.
• Technical and commercial appraisal of material and subcontractor
• Preparation of analytical estimates including the detailed appraisal of
construction plant and temporary works.
• Working within the team on the generation of value-engineered
solutions throughout the bid stage design process and report on the
cost effects of such solutions.
• Contribute to the submission document preparation.
• Contribute to the identification of risk and pricing of risks throughout
the bid
• Attend site visits during tender period.
• Use of company estimating software
• Evaluate construction methods and formulate alternative proposals
where necessary in conjunction with the bid team and tender planner.
• Allocate and supervise work of subordinates within the Estimating
Team to meet review and final submission deadlines.

• Degree level qualified or equivalent in a Civil Engineering related
• Preferably Chartered.
• 5 Years experience working as an Estimator for a major civils
contractor. Experience of pricing medium to large value civil
engineering works
• Must be able to manage administration support and other members of
the team to ensure the successful delivery of the tender.
• Must be commercially aware and a lateral thinker with a knowledge of
various Forms of Contract.
• Good technical understanding of Civil Engineering and the ability to
promote alternative solutions. Must be numerate, accurate and self-
• Knowledge of CCS 'Candy' Estimating system would be an advantage
albeit training will be given.
• A full driving licence