2763 – Civils Estimator

Hybrid / Potters Bar

Role Description

The Estimator is responsible for the timely production of detailed pricing of HV & EHV civil & cable Installations up to 132kV generally in the public highway from client scope and specifications. This will require the compilation of accurate estimates from mainly first principle methods for multi discipline works, including labour, plant, equipment, materials and sub-contract requirements during tendering and bidding.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Degree or HNC in estimating or equivalent or Minimum 5 years’ experience in similar position
  • Competent in use of MS Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint, and Office Outlook
  • Previous Experience in the Utilities Sector
  • Good knowledge of civil engineering in particular utility contracting.

General Duties

  • Review tender documents, interpret requirements and work with colleagues to develop the bid strategy.
  • Identify and anticipate potential risks.
  • Liaise with street works department (providing route details) to obtain Gazetteer information & Local Authority restrictions.
  • Liaise with procurement to obtain aggregate, asphalt, concrete, plastic product, and subcontractor pricing.
  • Prepare bespoke & or Excel cost models from first principles for use when estimating, budgeting, and forecasting. Keep cost models up to date with current rates from labour, subcontract, plant and material resources.
  • Liaise with the Project and Delivery Managers to determine outputs, programme, resource, approach to pricing of schemes including site surveys if or where required.
  • Tender Submissions to include preparing, negotiating and analyzing costs for tenders, prepare subcontract tender enquiries & evaluation subcontract responses.
  • Final bid review and sign off with Divisional Director / Senior Managers prior to submission of bid.
  • All pre and post tender commercial activities, including attending post tender reviews and or BAFO meetings.
  • Tender handover for successful tender to delivery team & QS as part of Project Pre-Start meeting, provide detailed build up to rates and pricing.


  • Private Pension Scheme
  • Health cash-plan
  • Discount and cashback scheme
  • Annual Bonus
  • Discounted Gym Scheme
  • Long Service Award
  • Retail Discount Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme

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