Senior Estimator (Water/Civils)

  • Job Reference: 2065
  • Date Posted: 21 May 2024
  • Location: Salford - Optimum House, Optimum House, Salford, Greater Manchester, M50 3XP
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: 70,000 - 90,000 Per Year
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Senior Estimator Water/Civils

Kier Natural Resources, Nuclear and Networks are currently recruiting for a Senior Estimator (Civils). In this exciting role, you'll be part of an estimating team within a hugely successful pre-construction team, engaged on pricing projects from £5m to £500m in value in the water and nuclear sectors to meet and exceed client requirements. You'll manage all aspects of the estimating process, from receipt of documents to presentation of the price at review and preparation of submission documents. You'll be joining a team of experienced Civil and MEICA estimators focussed on securing opportunities on frameworks and in the major projects arena.

Location: Remote working with a base at a local Kier main office; Manchester/Birmingham/London

Contract: Permanent, Full time, flexible work options possible upon discussion

Salary: £70-90k


As a Senior Estimator, you'll be working within the Pre-Construction team, supporting them in preparation of pricing for tenders/bids and other opportunities identified by the business, from receipt of documents through to presentation at tender review and completion of submission documents.

Your day to day will include:

  • Work closely with bid teams and be responsible for the preparation of the pricing/analytical estimate.
  • Preparation of preliminaries (On-cost) pricing (In conjunction with Tender Planner).
  • Presentation of the estimate at bid team meetings and final settlement of bid.
  • Working to strict deadlines.
  • Experience of pricing work under various forms of contract including Traditional NEC, Target Cost, Design & Build, Specification & Drawing or ECI bids.
  • Preparation of quantities from drawings and specifications, working with recognised methods of measurement, such as CESMM and MMHW.

What are we looking for?

This role of Senior Estimator is great for you if:

  • Ideally degree/HNC qualified in a construction or civil engineering related subject.
  • 5+ Years experience working as an Estimator for a major civil engineering contractor.
  • Experience of pricing in the water and nuclear sectors would be an advantage.
  • Experience using Candy estimating software or similar would be a benefit.
  • Ability to manage administrative support and other members of the team to ensure the successful undertaking of the tender.
  • Have good commercial awareness with a knowledge of various Forms of Contract, NEC, ICE, IChemE.

We're all about finding potential here at Kier, and transferrable skills are always welcome! So, even if you don't tick every box, please apply and we can have a chat.

Rewards and benefits
We're proud to be able to offer our brilliant people a wide variety of benefits that you can tailor to your needs. You can see more information of benefits here .

Diversity and inclusion
Making Kier a diverse and inclusive place to work is a huge priority for us. We're proud of the steps we've taken so far, but we know we must always do more. Our employees are key in shaping Kier's diversity and inclusion initiatives and our people have made a huge impact on how we work, by using their experiences to shape our policies. You can see our D&I action plan here .

Due to the nature of this role and the nature of the work at this site, you will be required to complete a Government Security Check (SC) Clearance / Counter Terrorism Check (CTC), which takes place during/before your employment, and is conducted by the Cabinet Office's United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) agency who set out a pre-requisite criteria including residency history. (Applicants with criminal convictions will be treated on a case-by-case basis. We do not discriminate based on an applicant's criminal record or the details of any offences disclosed to us - To read more about our programme to support people with convictions into employment, visit ). This role will also be subject to further pre-employment checks.

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