Senior Estimator – Concrete Frame Contractor – East London

  • Permanent
  • Anywhere
  • Salary: £70000 - £100000/annum + Full Package


Estimator / Senior Estimator

RC Frame & Groundwork Contractor

East London

£70,000 – £100,000 (depending on experience) + Benefits

About the Company:

Currently operating with a turnover around £60 million per annum, this privately owned specialist concrete frame and groundwork subcontractor build packages ranging from £1m up to £15 million each. Their client base is predominately a mixture of residential main contractors and developers with the majority of their projects are in and around East London.

This business has a good reputation in the market with both its clients and with rivals. They maintain a quality approach to everything they do, while partnering with businesses rather than fighting them. They have a low staff turnover and an inner core of staff that really work well together as a team. And like many others, they are still growing and looking at ways to expand what they already do while keeping growth at a considered rate.

On a side note, to back up the relationship the MD of the business has with his inner core, most years the team are known to go on skiing holidays and similar together. Not only to grab some well-earned recuperation time, but also to help them forge as a team at the centre of the business. This company really does thrive from maintaining relationships both internally and with everyone they work with.

About the Position:

Our client is looking to strengthen their existing team by adding an experienced Estimator / Senior Estimator to the ranks.

This role will involve the usual duties such as putting together tenders for concrete frame and groundwork packages in and around London for residential, commercial, educational, industrial, leisure and other types of schemes. Usual package values you will be expected to target will range from £1m up to £20m each with some projects going above this and some or all of the following duties:

* Preparation of tender submissions

* Measuring and take-offs from drawings

* Producing bills-of-quantities

* Cost Planning

* Pre and post Contract meetings with clients

* Build-up of tender price from first principles based on plans, programme and scope of works

About the Requirements:

For this role I am looking for someone who has previous experience working for a RC / Concrete Frame or Groundwork subcontractor in the UK in an estimating capacity. It is important you have the knowledge of pricing and producing tenders for Concrete Frame and Groundwork packages in and around the South East and London to be considered. That is it.

About the Salary / Remuneration:

Due to the nature of this role I am looking to target candidates currently earning anywhere from £70,000 to £100,000 per annum (£300 to £450 per day if self-employed).

Salaries / rates will be negotiable at the point of interview depending on the level of experience.

With the basic salary our client offers the usual package of car allowance and benefits.

How to Apply:

I am more than happy to discuss this opportunity with people over the phone or face to face in a fully confidential manner. This is an incestuous sector and I fully understand the importance of keeping things discrete.

Alternatively, it would be ideal to see a copy of your CV to understand your previous experience and employment. In line with GDPR, nothing will be done with your CV / details until we have discussed the role in detail anyway, but having gained an understanding of your formal past, this may help when we come to talk and discuss the option.

Either way, my contact details are listed below:

Email: Andrew @ cityscape ltd .com

Tel: (phone number removed)

About Me and How I Work:

My name is Andrew Jackson and I am one of the founding directors of Cityscape Recruitment Ltd. I have over 15 years’ experience in civil engineering & construction recruitment. During this time I have specialised in the niche sector of concrete frames, groundworks, basement construction and demolition.

Q: What does this mean for you?

A: I’ve been doing this for a fair while now and I’ve maintained a very positive reputation because I’m honest and I always consider every person’s individual desires before trying to match them with prospective clients. I will tell you what I know and then let you choose. My job is to get you the options, give you the information and then let you decide what feels right for you.

I am always open to having confidential conversations with individuals interested in expanding their careers. If the right options don’t exist for you right now, we can stay in touch. If however, we have companies that could be ideal for you; I can tell you all about them

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