• Permanent
  • Anywhere
  • £25000 - £35000/annum USD / Year
  • Salary: £25000 - £35000/annum


Estimator – Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

£25,000 – £35,000 DOE + Package

Permanent, Full-time

About The Company:

Orwell Consulting are recruiting for an Estimator on behalf of our well established and reputable client. The company is a successful civil engineering & groundworks contractor who have secured a number of projects up to the value of £3 million in the housing, commercial and utilities sectors. Due to organic growth the company is looking to take on an additional Estimator with previous experience working for a groundwork’s contractor.


The successful candidate will be working from the company’s office based in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. You will be involved in reviewing, measuring, and pricing tenders for residential, commercial, and utilities led contracting schemes.


* Working closely with Directors / Surveyors to take off and prepare accurate bills of quantities

* Price the bills of quantities using an electronic estimating system with agreed rates and outputs

* Prepare tender submission letters in accordance with Company operating procedures

* Liaise with the Client estimating team requesting information promptly, thus preventing return date problems

* Following the tender review meeting and checking of rates, submit the tender to the Client following company procedures

* Provide information to the Buying department with regards to the specification and quantities required within the tender

* Work closely with Construction Managers and Quantity Surveyors to prepare accurate information concerning variations and claims

* Review pre-contract tender documentation with estimating team

* Review final contract documents to ensure they are following our price and identify any errors or omissions, or risks

* Ensure orders are received for all new work before start

* Supervise and review the work of more junior staff as necessary

* Ad Hoc duties as required by your line manager or the Directors

Candidate Requirements:

* Previous experience working as an Estimator within a groundworks/civils company

* Steady work history (preferred)

* Methodical, conscientious, and organised

* Able to work on own initiative

* Strong communication skills, with the ability to build effective working relationships

If you’re interested in this vacancy, please contact Morgan at Orwell Consulting

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