Building & Civil Engineering Estimator


  • Undertake take off’s quantities from drawings and specifications
  • Analytical estimating using excel and/or conquest
  • Create and send out sub-contract and material enquiries.
  • Liaise with subcontractors, vendors, and suppliers to gather cost information.
  • Manage tender enquiry process ensuring competitive quotes and technical submissions for each discipline are obtained
  • Compile main tender pricing schedule (Bof Q, CSA, Targets etc as applicable) & program
  • Compile tender documentation for approval prior to submission
  • In conjunction with the Commercial Manager compile and maintain relevant tender information into Tenders tracker sheets
  • Manage the Tender Book
  • Production of Nett tender for Board review and approval
  • Raise tender queries, respond to post tender queries and make tender amendments where applicable
  • Participate in post tender contract negation and once the tender is successful arrange for handover to the Contract team
  • Ensure all relevant documentation is correctly maintained

Person Specification

  • Competent in the preparation of estimates from inception through to completion without assistance or guidance
  • Extensive market knowledge
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and IT skills
  • A willingness to lead by example
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Analytical and negotiating skills,
  • Demonstrable experience of working to deadlines and on own initiative
  • General knowledge of common software applications is preferred, as is experience with estimating software

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Minimum of HNC/HND or equivalent vocational qualifications
  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Experience in groundworks and building construction
  • Experience of Project Management, Engineering principles and use of ‘First Principles Civil Estimating’

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