Experienced and Intermediate Estimators

Cambridge - Permanent - Monday - Friday


R G Carter Cambridge are seeking to recruit an Experienced Estimator and an Intermediate Estimator to join their established team of professionals, based in their Cambridge office. The successful candidate will be dealing with a diverse range of interesting and challenging projects across multiple sectors. For this role you will need to be ambitious, self motivated and able to work both independently and within our team of like minded individuals. We can support those seeking to develop their career and would provide guidance and academic support. R G Carter is an equal opportunities employer.


  • Competitive

Key Responsibilities

  • Producing cost plans from RIBA stage 0 (elementally on historic data) to stage 3 (fully measured and rated). Ideally the ability to price from first principals.
  • Taking-off from drawings using Autodesk Design Review to produce detailed cost plans and quantity checks on the produced BQs
  • Leading the tender enquiry process
  • Allocation of elemental BQ items into works packages
  • Subcontractor comparisons & identifying scope gaps
  • Working with the supply chain to provide value engineering options
  • Pricing of site preliminaries
  • Providing information on key risks and opportunities at tender settlement
  • Using BCIS data to elementally benchmark, TPIs for inflation forecasting & rebasing with location factorisation
  • Pricing competitive tenders under the direction of the estimating director
  • Reviewing contract and other commercial data
  • Attending client meetings
  • Presenting tender information to project teams
  • Reviewing tender documents prior to pricing and completing ‘Enquiry Checklist’ to determine pricing level
  • Taking off groundwork’s packages
  • Completing ‘Risk and Opportunity’ Registers
  • Liaising with buying department to obtain material quotations
  • Pricing groundworks on Labour, Plant and Materials basis for Pre-Construction Managers review
  • Tender adjudication with Commercial Director
  • Pricing variations and additions
  • Creating material lists and obtaining and comparing quotations
  • Conducting site visits

Key Skills & Knowledge

  • Good organisation skills
  • Computer skills – need to be proficient on Microsoft Office packages (preferably with experience of the 2010 suite – Word, Excel, Outlook). Experience with Conquest and Excel estimating software is desired.
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • A good, clear telephone manner is essential as there will be client interface during the course of the daily works, including Teams meetings.
  • Demonstrated a strong work ethic throughout there career is essential.
  • Strong numeracy skills with the ability to think commercially
  • Team player, ability to work under pressure & strong time management skills


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    Why join us?

    For a century, we have provided thousands of individuals with rewarding and fulfilling careers. To ‘build for the future’, we need to recruit and employ talented people who share our values.

    Our Values

    At R G Carter, our six key values reflect what we stand for and deliver as a business, and define our unique culture. To view our Values in full click here.


    Awards & Accreditations

    Offering experience and specialist knowledge in Construction, Engineering and Manufacturing, we deliver award winning, innovative projects, for both public and private clients and across a wide range of sectors.

    What we offer

    A career path

    We offer a variety of career paths that will challenge and inspire you to fulfil your ambition. If you are just starting your career, developing your skills or you are experienced in your trade or profession, we can offer you the next step.

    Here are some examples of our team, who have built their career at R G Carter:

    Development opportunities

    We are committed to ensuring all our colleagues, at every level, have opportunities to develop their skills, knowledge and abilities. By doing this we can ensure that you are equipped with the tools to capitalise on the many and varied opportunities which can maximise your potential within the Group and ‘build your future’.

    This is a selection of recognised training and development bodies, that we currently work with:

    Great benefits

    We offer a competitive benefits package to reward and incentivise you to perform to your best and foster a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

    Benefits include:     

    Location Job Title  
    Ipswich Design Manager
    Kings Lynn Escort/Gateman/Banksman/General Labourer
    Cambridge Experienced and Intermediate Estimators
    Eastern Region Site Manager/Site Agent
    Eastern Region Quantity Surveying Opportunities


    Website www.rgcarter-construction.co.uk

    Linkedin www.linkedin.com/company/rgcarter


    “We are committed to equality of opportunity for all colleagues and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.”

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