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Date Added: Fri 01/12/2023

Senior Estimator - Civils & Construction

Carlisle, CA3, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Salary: £50000 - £60000/annum + company car + fuel card

Senior Estimator - Civils & Construction


£50,000 - £60,000 + Company Car + Fuel Card




Hunter Mason Consulting Ltd

Hunter Mason's client has been trading for over 30 years and is looking for an experienced estimator who has a background within the Civils or Construction industry. The successful candidate should have 5 + years' experience within the estimating field and will be responsible for monitoring trainee estimators as well as attending pre-construction site tender visits to secure future work. The successful candidate should be comfortable working within a team as you will be working closely with the BID management and the Planner teams.


* Manage all aspects of the tender from receipt, through to submission and post tender queries;

* Analyse the tender documents to understand the key project requirements and clients aspirations and attend pre-qualification, mid tender and post tender interviews

* Review all tender documents to fully understand the key project risks and opportunities

* Seek specialist support from the wider Cubby team in relation to the projects insurance requirements, commercial terms, complex temporary works or other specialist technical aspects;

* Undertake take offs and prepare material enquiries from tender drawings/ works information and specifications;

* Identify requirement for Bills of Quantities to be prepared and arrange for them to be undertaken;

* Prepare Sub-Contractor enquiries from tender drawings, works information and specifications making sure that appropriate levels of risk transfer are included in subcontractor enquiries;

* Highlight requirement for external design to be undertaken by Structural Engineer or Architect;

* Ensure 'Causeway' estimating package is updated with current rates for plant hire rates and buying information;

* Carry out site visits to determine nature of works;

* Estimate labour, plant, material, and time requirements in order to be able to compute the overall tender cost of the project;

* Keep detailed records and maintaining well-organised work schedules;

* Pro-actively source alternative buying options, creating a robust buying guide to enable accurate quotations

Essential attributes:

* Have significant technical expertise and knowledge of Construction Estimating;

* Commercially aware and capable to carry out financial analysis;

* Excellent communication, people skills and ability to communicate at all levels both verbally and in writing;

* Be flexible and resilient to meet the needs to the business;

* Able to work on multiple tenders at the same time by prioritising workload;

* Ensure that communication between all parties is open and honest;

* Demonstrate and encourage a no-blame culture to ensure review and continuous improvement;

* Understand, demonstrate and buy in to the Cubby values of Quality, Sustainable, Responsive and Pride;

* Demonstrate the highest standards of professionalism and customer service when representing the business;

* Be a strong negotiator and understand the importance of achieving a win-win outcome;

* Maintain excellent working relationships with colleagues, suppliers, sub-contractors and Clients;

* Be computer literate, ideally have extensive experience of Causeway or similar estimating packages;

Why you should work here

* £50,000 - £60,000 Annual Salary (DOE)

* Company Vehicle

* Fuel Card

* BUPA Health Cover

* 24 days Annual Leave + Bank Holidays
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