Job Title: Estimator
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Chelmsford
Salary: Salary is Dependant on Experience
Start Date: 2017-08-21
Reference: 19085
Contact Name: Tom Parkes
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 01, 2018 11:35

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced and talented Estimator to come and work for my client in the Essex Area.

The right candidate will work within an estimating team on various different projects, pricing the various different needs for each project and then handing over to the site team when the project starts.

You'll need extensive estimating experience within a civils environment and great communications skills to liaise with all levels of personnel, stakeholders and third parties. Previous experience of working within an alliance would be beneficial.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the provision of cost estimates up to appropriate delivery milestone within the programme area
  • Develop estimating working practices within the programme area
  • Ensure governance of all stakeholders is achieved within agreed time scales
  • Ensure stakeholder costs are broken down to an appropriate level at the respective delivery milestones
  • Provide high level solution costs for risk and value process evaluation
  • Ensure documentation for delivery milestone submissions is in place on time and quality
  • Ensure that the challenge of sustainability is recognised within the proposed solution including carbon benefits
  • Ensure timeliness of handover of construction estimating pack at appropriate milestone
  • Ensure pricing pack meets appropriate quality and standards
  • Liaise with third parties and stakeholders as appropriate
  • Responsible for the utilisation and implementation of standard products within the estimating package
  • Lean techniques, to increase predictability and productivity whilst reducing waste
  • Ensure programme and estimating package are aligned
  • Maintain the programme area estimating database and verify against actual cost data
  • Support the commercial team in cost base submission and verification
  • Ensure the delivery team have a clear understanding of delivery strategy
  • Solution cost build ups including detailed scheme breakdowns for gang structure, materials and production outputs provided at pre-start meeting
  • Clear understanding of financial issues of each scheme
  • Maintain an awareness of new developments on project processes and propose modifications to any area of the project so that the Alliance makes best use of technological developments
  • Early identification of schemes where specialist capability is required and engage best for task' supply chain

Key measures & targets:

You will be responsible for the successful delivery of a robust solution cost estimate of projects or programme of projects whilst achieving maximum efficiencies.


Significant estimating experience within a civils environment Extensive practical experience of general civils, particularly installation of pipelines, shafts, earthworks, concrete works. Familiarity with the way such projects are constructed, the risks and opportunities and knowledge of local supply chains and specialist subcontractors

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