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£25,000 – £60,000 (Depending on location and level of experience)

40 hours per week


As an Estimator (also known as Cost Engineer) you will be responsible for working out how much it is going to cost to supply products and services to the clients. A large proportion of your role may include researching a variety of sources in order to fulfil your role effectively and accurately.

Client / Project

Your client could be anything from commercial, residential, rail, road and engineering backgrounds. Normally working for a manufacturing, engineering or construction company, you could produce estimates for a wide range of products or services.

About the role

Your role may include but is not limited to:

* Finding out the needs and wants of the client

* Researching materials, equipment and labour costs

* Collecting quotes from materials suppliers and sub-contractors

* Planning job timescales

* Assessing the levels of risk on a project

* Analysing company data, exchange rates and prices, using software packages

* Preparing and submitting quotations for work

* Helping with bids for new contracts and supporting buying activities

* Monitoring the stages of a project to make sure that costs are kept in line with forecasts

* Pre and post tender negotiations

About the Candidate

* Previous experience within a similar industry as an Administrator, Technician or Quantity Surveyor

* A good forward planner

* Excellent motivator

* Ability to work within a team

* Excellent organisational skills

* Proficiency in IT and Microsoft packages

* Exceptional attention to detail

* You must be able to communicate your research with your team, clients and project managers

* An in-depth knowledge of all aspects of construction

Skills and Qualifications


5 GCSEs (A-C Grade) or equivalent (it’s useful if you’ve taken subjects such as maths, science, geography, information technology or design technology)

Educated to degree level or HNC / HND in a construction related subject i.e. Structural Engineering, Civil engineering, Construction, Quantity Surveying


* Full benefits package

* Pension

* There is usually opportunity for on the job training and development

* Exciting projects

* Excellent salary

* Career progression

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