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Senior Estimator _Highways & General Civils

  • Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Sector: Civil Engineering & Infrastructure
  • Position: Senior Estimator
  • Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: SH_SE_1504164051
Job description

We have a fantastic opportunity with one of our clients, within their Construction & Infrastructure business for an ambitious and talented Senior Estimator

The successful candidate will be joining the existing team of passionate and dedicated professionals. Working with their infrastructure business you will be looking at roles with civil engineering.

They are looking for people who share their passion for the project at hand whilst also being able to work within a fun and hardworking team environment.

Responsibilities:

As a Senior Estimator you will:
  • Price from first principles and have experience of working within civil engineering
  • You will support the pre-construction team for preparing tenders to secure projects
  • Liaise with planners, design managers and pre-construction managers to deliver innovative solutions
  • Support the bid team to achieve deadlines
  • Obtain the most competitive quotes by understanding current market trends
  • Prepare accurate and competitive estimates and cost plans
  • Assess tender documentation, requirements and report findings to team
  • Full working knowledge of estimating software system and ensure upgrades are understood and implemented
  • Build effective relationships to establish two way dialogue with customers and suppliers
  • Seek to establish professional trust and mutual respect with customers and suppliers
  • Endeavour to maintain relationships into the future with customers and suppliers
  • Influence and support suppliers to innovate and achieve optimum solutions
  • Involvement in the adjudication process
  • Attend post tender negotiation with a view to taking the responsibilities
  • Prepare submission documents
  • Learn to develop the tender strategy
  • Develop business development appreciation and understanding


You will be educated to HNC standard as a minimum and have an understanding of construction technology and innovative techniques.

You will be able to proficiently use Conquest estimating software and have cost planning knowledge and experience