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Senior Estimator

Job Title: Senior Estimator
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Nottingham
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 11871
Contact Name: Skyemarie Bree
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 27, 2020 16:51

Job Description

Job Description:


Rubicon Consulting is currently recruiting for a Senior Estimator based in Nottingham. Our client has a visible pipeline of work with both new and long-standing clients and are focused on working in partnership and collaboration with our customers.

Working on a wide range of civil engineering schemes. Works typically involve earthworks, foundation piling, heavy civils FRC works, industrial buildings, drainage, roads, cable troughs and ducting. 


  • Maintain tender database and risk scoring system for new tenders and update throughout tender process
  • Review tender documentation to fully understand the scope of works
  • Establish and communicate estimating tender timeline and review meetings
  • Where required, quantify the works involved from tender documents by taking off and producing a logical bill of quantities in a recognised standard form including identification of method related items.
  • Engage early in tender with the bid team to identify proposed works delivery method and preferred supply chain partners
  • Lead engagement with supply chain to maximise commercial opportunities and savings during the bid process
  • Oversee production of subcontract & materials enquiries and review subsequent quotations
  • Prepare accurate and competitive cost estimates from first principals for a wide variety of civil engineering works, predominately in the power, waste and heavy industrial sectors
  • Work with tender planner and operational staff to ensure agreed work sequence and methodology is reflected in pricing
  • Check labour & plant resources accumulated in the cost estimate with those derived from the tender programme and review as required.
  • Prepare an accurate cost estimate for the preliminary resources required to carry out the works in accordance with agreed programme & engineering requirements
  • Identify and record potential risks and opportunities associated with the tender documents
  • Participate in risk reviews of tenders to inform bid decisions in conjunction with Pre-Construction and Operational staff
  • Prepare & present the prime cost estimate for the tender to the Senior Leadership Team for adjudication and approval
  • Prepare pricing documents in the correct format for submission to the Client
  • Oversee and ensure maintenance of a controlled copy of tender documents, submissions and any resultant communications
  • On acceptance of tender by Client assist in checking that proposed contract reflects the enquiry documents and subsequent offer
  • Prepare and present the tender handover documents to the contract delivery team
  • Liaise with construction teams at scheme close out meetings to ensure outputs and resource data are collected providing feedback for future tenders

Essential for candidates

  • Relevant site-based history of civil engineering schemes
  • An industry applicable ONC/HNC/BEng or NVQ equivalent 
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as an estimator working on competitively tendered schemes 
  • Commercial and contractual awareness
  • Experience of using computer estimating software

Ideally candidates would also 

  • Have a working knowledge of power sector and relevant working restrictions, health and safety implications and qualifications
  • Have experience using Conquest Q estimating software
  • Working knowledge of standard forms of contract such as NEC, JCT and FIDIC 

Our Company

Rubicon Consulting is a Talent management consultancy which helps you to optimise business performance and competitive advantage by choosing the right people first time!