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Trainee Estimator




£30000 - £35000/annum


Posted: 25/01/2023

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Civil Engineering Contractor based in Uckfield requires a Trainee / Junior Estimator. Training will be provided but a background in Construction / Civils would be advantageous, especially RC Structures, Pipelines and Drainage.

Duties will include.

* Preparation of estimates and tenders at each stage of the project.

* Prepare work to be estimated by gathering construction documents, specification, and other related documents.

* Develop accurate estimates utilising available software such as Conquest / Estimate. Utilising other available tools, industry and estimating best practices.

* Attend tender adjudications.

* Build up estimates through a selection of first principles: people, plant, materials, and subcontract costs.

* Engage with Clients to understand their needs, resolve queries, provide confidence in our approach, and confirm understanding of our tender submissions

* Sourcing quotations for both sub-contractors and supply chain.

* Calculation of site management and preliminary costs.

* Participate in contract appraisals and adjudications.

* Ensure proper handover of the tender to the project delivery team in accordance with company standards and procedures.

* To work alongside the operational and commercial teams to maximise opportunities and minimise risks to achieve the best possible project costs.


* Experience in an estimating role or a strong background in operations and construction desirable. Role would suit an experienced Civils site supervisor looking to move into an Estimating role.

* Civil engineering experience desirable, with RC Structures, pipelines, drainage bias (not essential).

* Ability to achieve tight deadlines.

* Ability to communicate at all levels, both verbally and written

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