Estimator / Senior Estimator

Location: Ipswich / Huntingdon / Royston / Tamworth / Chesterfield

Due to continued growth we now need to grow the team and are recruiting for an additional Estimator or Senior Estimator to join our company in a full-time permanent position. The main purpose of this role is to deal with the preparation, processing, and submission of tenders for contracts by calculating the costs involved in supplying a product or service that meets the client’s technical specification. This role offers hybrid working with 3 days in the office and 2 days at home. This role is open to our offices in Ipswich, Huntingdon, Royston, Tamworth or Chesterfield.

Key Responsibilities

Manage and co-ordinate information for bids and tenders within designated area
Researching materials, equipment and labour costs
Gain an understanding of what the client’s needs are
Collecting quotes from suppliers and sub-contractors
Clearly convey the financial elements of a tender to site staff at tender handover
Involvement in review/ input to quality submissions
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
Ensure all work complies with quality, safety and environmental policies and the requirements of the company procedures

Equal Opportunities

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

We also place high importance on our inclusive recruitment policy and will do our very best to support those applicants who may need adjustments in order to take part in the recruitment process.

Please do let us know if you require any additional assistance on 01473 238300.

Skills Required

We are seeking someone with a construction background and an understanding of estimating techniques, as well as a sound knowledge of spreadsheets.
The role will involve detailed analysis of direct and indirect costs along with regular reporting on the progress of tenders at all stages, whilst working to strict deadlines in order to achieve desirable results..

Benefits Package

Life assurance cover (4x annual salary)
Company car or car allowance
Company pension scheme (we match up to 6%)
25 days holiday plus bank holidays (with an option of buying more holiday)
Extensive training programmes
Cycle-to-work scheme
Employee Benefits Platform & Employee Assistance Programme
Company social calendar including regular fun days and a broad range of charity events
A supportive business that genuinely wants to help you progress in your career
The Great Escape - leaving work early every Friday!


Please send us your CV and a covering letter

Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore if we have not responded to your application within two weeks please note that on this occasion your application has not been successful.