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Bridge Recruitment Services Ltd - Perm



£60000 - £70000/annum


Posted: 06/06/2024

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Job Title

Senior Estimator





Reporting to

Head of Preconstruction

Line Manager to

Trainee Estimator

Key Relationships

Directors, Clients, Supply Chain, Estimators, Bid Team, Procurement

The information given below is intended to provide an understanding and appreciation of the workload of the job and its role within the Company Group. The job description outlines the main purposes in general terms only and is not intended to be prescriptive.

You may be required to carry out other duties commensurate with the post. This will not change the character or purpose of the post but will be necessary to maintain high standards of business practice. The post-holder will be expected to participate in developing the company Group Quality Standards.

This job description, through Business reasons, may be altered from time to time to meet the changing needs of the Company.

Purpose of the Role/Role Overview:

To support growing business unit, prepare and produce accurate cost estimates from receipt of Tender enquiry to Tender Settlement stage so as to achieve the Company’s Business Plan targets

General Duties/Key Responsibilities:

To manage the Estimating process for the Group businesses to ensure work is undertaken to qualitative performance standards and in a timely manner, to ensure consistently accurate estimates to meet or exceed the business goals.

To mentor our trainee estimator and conduct relevant 1:1’s and appraisals

To plan and organise the work to ensure at all times that it meets timely and qualitative objectives.

To ensure that the Company policies and procedures for the business are followed.

To provide advice and support to Estimating team/business wide as appropriate.

Review jobs to strengthen the bid process and taking advantage of any competitive edge.

Take ownership for the timely processing of Subcontractors enquiries liaising with supply chain team.

Evaluating of Subcontractors quotations and producing competitive costs for packages where quotations are

In conjunction with the Head of Preconstruction regularly review of supply chain performance and taking any action required regarding discrepancies.

Ensure that the tender risks in relation to all contracts are correctly identified and accounted for, and review lost tenders to see why, how and where improvements can be made.

Encourage and develop the competent use of data spreadsheets and databases in order to maximise the efficient sourcing and collection of data to enable the production of accurate cost estimates to time.

Measurement and preparation of accurate quantities from appropriate Supply Chain Partners in order to ensure maximum competitive edge with a view to supporting maximum tender success.

Ensure tender internal handover process is followed and ensure that pricing levels support the business goals.

Meet and liaise regularly with the Head of Preconstruction and Heads of Business Units for regular reviews and updates

Ensure that all Estimating documents and procedures are followed and implemented where necessary

Liaise very regularly with Senior team with regards to workload, holidays, procedures and business targets


Overall responsibility and accountability for the estimating function within the Group.

Responsible for the key target tenders within work streams. Liaising with the operational teams within Estimating/business wide. Ensuring compliance with all strategies/processes and forms within the Company Group ISO standards.


Job title: Estimator


* Design and Build

* Schedules of Rates

* Spec and Drawings

* Bills of Quantities

* Frameworks

* Computerized Estimating Packages

* Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Packages -Excel, Word




Excellent Communication Skills

Excellent Time Management

Work well under pressure

The ability to meet deadlines

People management skills

Negotiation skills


High levels of accuracy

The ability to think strategically

Presentation skills


5 years’ experience of estimating for a main contractor in the construction industry

Able to work on own initiative.

Experience of managing and prioritising own workload and that of others, whilst working under pressure

Experience of managing and coordinating the work of others

Previous experience of running an estimating department

Experience of working in the social housing sector

Experience of Maintenance Contracts

Previous experience of managing people, including probation and appraisal processes and techniques


* HNC/HND in a construction related subject (desirable)

* The post holder must hold a full clean driving license

* The post holder must possess a minimum of grade C in Mathematics and English or equivalent qualification

* Building related degree




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