Job Title: Estimator
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Redditch
Civil Engineering
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2020-01-10
Contact Name: Greg Cordell
Contact Email:
Job Published: 12 days ago

Job Description

Civil & Groundworks
Up to £65,000 per annum

Estimator required for a leading groundworks contractor, specialising in residential groundworks, based in Worcestershire.

This reputable groundwork contractingwith a reputation for providing civil engineering solutions to a variety of clients across the Midlands, including national award winning housebuilders.

They undertake contracts ranging from £500k to £30m and carry out all aspects of site clearance, bulk excavation, earthworks, enabling works, foundations, deep drainage, service installation, road construction, road surfacing and paving works.


The Estimator will be responsible for producing detailed and competitive tenders within the allocated deadline. Other responsibilities include the measurement of tender drawings, reviewing specifications and issuing RFIs. Ideally the estimator will have a proven track record in all estimating functions, in addition to a strong commercial awareness and the ability to deal with tenders from start to finish.

Preparation and negotiation of tenders submission
Measuring and Quantity Take-Off from drawings
Producing Bills of Quantities
Sourcing pre-project information
Visit site and record information about access, drainage and topography, and availability of services such as water and electricity
Analysing sub-contractor quotations and checking inclusions and exclusions
Produce Tender report
Ensure tender is delivered to the appropriate place on time
Attend pre and post tender interviews, client meetings
Liaising and reporting to the Estimating Manager, Contracts Manager & Director in relation to on-going projects submissions
Attend regular pipeline meetings to review current tender submission requirements and communicate effectively to keep Estimating Manager up-to-date on project submission status whilst also tracking and resolving issues
Keeps abreast of various changes in industry and competitive environment in which the company operates
Maintain good relationships with prospective clients and professionals to promote further tender invitations;
Perform Other Duties and Projects as assigned


Background with a groundworks company working with residential schemes
Good understanding of construction methods, specifications and the ability to read, understand and measure drawings.
Display high capability of extracting quantities from drawings and ensure that accurate pricing is delivered within specified time frames
A strong command of the English language and good written and oral communication skills.
Excellent organization and time management skills with ability to manage multiple priorities at once.
Self-starter and ability to organise the workday around assigned activities and priorities with minimum supervision.
Ability to work successfully as part of a team.

The guideline salary would be £55,000-£65,000 per annum, this negotiable depending in experience and knowledge.

If interested call Greg Cordell at Kenton Black for a confidential conversation on 07958 445844.