• Bedfordshire
  • £40-50,000 + car allowance USD / Year
  • Salary: £40-50,000 + car allowance

Estimator, main contractor, Bedfordshire

  • £40-50,000
  • Car allowance
  • On site parking
  • 33 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays
  • Contributory pension
  • Non-contributory life cover
  • Continued professional development as part of their Group Life Long Learning Programme.

Opportunity for an Estimator to join a reputable and well established medium sized contractor in Bedfordshire.

Our client has a successful track record in delivering high quality construction projects across various sectors including commercial, education, industrial, and leisure and have a strong reputation for excellence.

The role – Estimator

Office based in Bedfordshire
Working hours 8.30-5.30

The Construction Estimator will play a crucial role in the pre-construction phase, working on both new build and refurbishment projects ranging in value from £1,000,000 to £8,000,000. Reporting directly to the Directors, the successful candidate will contribute to the overall success of the company by providing accurate and detailed cost estimates for prospective projects.

Construction Estimator – Key Responsibilities 

Prepare detailed cost estimates for new build and refurbishment projects in commercial, education, industrial and leisure sectors
Managing pre qualification, quality and pre bid submissions
Collaborate with the bid team to develop competitive and compelling tender submissions
Conduct thorough cost analysis, ensuring accuracy and completeness of estimates
Engage with suppliers and subcontractors to embed a relationship culture and obtain competitive quotes and negotiate favourable terms
Identify and assess potential risks associated with construction projects, proposing effective mitigation strategies
Maintain organised and comprehensive documentation of all estimating activities
Identifying opportunities to add value throughout the project process
Work closely with the Managing Estimator and other key stakeholders to ensure alignment with project objectives
Supporting junior members of the estimating, surveying and pre construction team

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Relevant degree or equivalent qualification in construction management, quantity surveying, or a related field preferred but not essential
  • In-depth knowledge of construction processes, materials, and industry best practices
  • Experience of pricing projects – both single and two stage tenders and negotiated opportunities
  • Proficient in relevant estimating software and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present and explain estimates to internal and external stakeholders
  • Proven track record of delivering, work winning competitive tenders
  • Taking off experience required
  • Car driver

Estimator / Construction / Bedfordshire