Estimator, Luton, Bedfordshire

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My clients will become client’s 1st choice design and build Geostructural solution provider for projects in London, Home Counties and the south coast. They will do this by providing safe, innovative, value engineered solutions for new build foundations that are installed faster than any other suitable method, on time.

My client’s pledge is to establish lasting relationships with clients through value added solutions, which exceed their expectations, and to gain their trust through 1st class customer service level and communication.

As estimator you would join our pre-construction team working under the supervision of the Pre-Construction Director. Duties will be as per job description.

Job Description:

  • Take off and measure for foundation and drainage type works surveying from 1st principles.
  • Production and pricing of BOQs from client and in house drawings and specifications to estimate project costs and assess the financial, technical and operational risks of the project.
  • Checking tender KPI’s, ensuring the most competitive tenders are put forward
  • Researching, sourcing, negotiating and obtaining the best prices and quotes from suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Write up proposals itemising tender allowances and exclusions, for submittal by the Pre-Construction Director.
  • Putting together programme and sequencing to support bid.
  • Balance multiple estimations at once, ensuring each reaches the client by the deadline, communicating with the Pre-Construction Director if deadlines cannot be met.
  • Ensure that projects requiring repricing are actioned on a timely basis.
  • Request credit-checks on companies who have intent to place an order with the company.
  • Complete various handovers to other departments within the company, including design, commercial and construction.
  • Booking and raising orders for external sub-contractors as and when required.
  • Perform value management, variation control and cost control during construction.

Personal Qualities required:

  • Attention to detail is critical
  • Experience or a keen interest within civil engineering/RC sector.
  • Commercially minded individual.
  • Team player
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Strong IT skills – Microsoft Office essential. (Excel & Word)
  • Willing to take ownership of a work task, produce the information required to high standard, within the time scales set
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic


  • Salary of £22,000 – £26,000 per annum negotiable as dependent on experience
  • 25 days holiday, excluding bank holidays with a further allowance to buy or sell 5 days.
  • Enrolment on workplace pension scheme
  • Working hours are 8.30am until 5pm with an hour’s lunch break

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