• Bedford
  • £45-60,000 USD / Year
  • Salary: £45-60,000

Construction Estimator, main contractor, Bedfordshire


  • Salary: £45,000 – £60,000 per year
  • Profit-Related Pay bonus
  • 24 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Company pension
  • Access to an onsite gym
  • Referral program

The company

Our client is a distinguished specialist construction company with a proud 50-year history. Their operations are divided into three main divisions: Flat Roofing, Pitched Roofing, and Construction. The Construction Division has seen remarkable growth, achieving a turnover of £15 million last year with a target of £18 million this year. Overall, group turnover stands at £55 million.

They are currently looking for a talented Construction Estimator to join the team at the Bedford head office.

Department Overview:

Their Construction Division manages a variety of projects, with a significant portion being undertaken in the education sector. The portfolio includes competitive tender projects in the education sector, such as fire compliance, envelope refurbishment, structural repairs, M&E upgrades, full refurbishments, and new builds.

Office Hours: 8 am – 5 pm (1 hour lunch)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop detailed estimates for a range of tenders, including new build extensions, refurbishments (internal and external), fire safety projects, boiler replacements/upgrades, safeguarding measures, windows & doors, and drainage/civil works.
  • Collaborate with a team of surveyors to interpret tender documents, issue high-quality sub-contract enquiries, and evaluate quotations to ensure compliance with client requirements.
  • Attend site visits with Surveyors during the tender stage and with the Projects team during the delivery stage, though the role is primarily office-based in Bedford.
  • Utilise your understanding and experience in various trades to contribute effectively.
  • Exhibit a keen analytical eye and attention to detail.
  • Report to the Estimating Director, Construction Director, and ultimately the CEO.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel, Word, and Outlook.

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • You will be an experienced Construction Estimator.
  • In-depth knowledge of construction processes, materials, and industry best practices.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, capable of presenting and explaining estimates to both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated success in delivering competitive tenders.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Construction Estimator to join a well-established contractor.