Senior Estimator

Attleborough - Permanent - Monday - Friday


  • Competitive

Key Responsibilities

  • Read and understand their responsibilities to comply with the Group Health and Safety Policy
  • Ensure adequate provision in tenders to cover safe methods of work, necessary welfare facilities, and the requirements of the pre-tender Health and Safety plan
  • Liaise with the Safety Department in relation to company and legal Health, Safety and Welfare requirements
  • Ensure correct procedures and wearing of Personal Protective Equipment are followed when visiting sites
  • Plan so as to allow suitable and sufficient time to carry out work activities safely and without unnecessary risk to personnel
  • Co-ordinate with clients, designers, suppliers and sub-contractors at tender stage
  • Produce bill of quantities where required
  • Produce tender programme
  • Perform pre-contract risk and value-engineering management
  • Identifying, analysing and developing responses to commercial risks
  • Preparing and analysing costings for tenders
  • Maintaining awareness of the different forms of contract in current use
  • Prepare pre-contract handover information for Contracts Team for successful tenders
  • Maintain tender records on CRM including updating tender results
  • Administration of tender preparation and submission process in accordance with CIMS requirements, including archiving of unsuccessful bids
  • Co-operate with other members of staff
  • Produce quality (i.e. not price or programme) submission documents in line with the Employer’s Requirements
  • Produce a weekly estimating department tender programme showing current bids in preparation, personnel resource allocation and any future anticipated enquiries due
  • Carry out a site visit to fully assess the scope of work required and gain an appreciation on how the physical conditions on site will affect the performance of the Contracts Team in completing the works
  • Produce cost / income forecasts for schemes where milestone payments are stipulated to ensure a positive cash flow is maintained
  • Maintain a register of Competitor Contact in accordance with the Company’s Competition Law Compliance Policy
  • Assist General Manager in attempting to obtain tendering opportunities through tracking business leads forwarded to the Company

Key Skills & Knowledge

  • Have a willingness to develop personal ability as part of structured training programme
  • Must have a thorough understanding of ECC/NEC type of contracts
  • Relevant CSCS cards
  • Commercial awareness
  • Full understanding of current H & S legislation, including CDM
  • Sound judgement and problem solving skills
  • Project and people management
  • Knowledge of commercial management
  • Knowledge of Computer based packages, including spreadsheets, programming, word, excel & if possible design
  • Understanding of Company Computer based cost recording systems
  • Working knowledge of database systems
  • Experience of team management
  • Possess good communication skills
  • Be able develop staff
  • Ambitious with career progression actively sought
  • Forward thinking, proactive and assertive
  • Self-motivated with the ability to motivate others
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Team Player
  • Good organiser & the ability to prioritise


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