Senior Estimator

  • Salary: £40K – £50K
  • Location: Suffolk
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  • Job Type: Permanent
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Senior / Managing Estimator

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

£50,000 to £65,000 depending upon experience plus package


Our client is a well established building contractor working on a wide variety of new build, refurbishments and design & build projects throughout East Anglia. The company has a very strong reputation for delivering bespoke and unique projects as well as more mainstream projects. The company have reached a point where they are looking for an ambitious and experienced estimator that can take control of the estimating function within the company. The ideal candidate will be someone that is looking to move into a managing estimator position within the next couple of years. The role will be a hands on role with the management of an administrator and a junior estimator that will require mentoring and training.

If you feel that you have hit a glass ceiling or there is lack of career opportunities within your current company, this position could be the one for you.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of pre-tender and tender submissions – financial and commercial presentation
  • Production and pricing of bills of quantity from drawings and specifications
  • Negotiation of contract terms/conditions
  • Managing of preconstruction team
  • Departmental reporting and analysis
  • Liaising with clients and creating new client relationships


  • Proven record in the construction industry
  • Proven experience in general building estimating
  • Working knowledge of JCT/NEC
  • Excellent analytical skills are essential, as are numeracy, literacy and communication skills in English
  • Computer literacy in MS Office, Project
  • Commercial flair and an ability to develop sales strategies and forward planning
  • Good team player and people management skills
  • Holder of a full UK Drivers Licence

Please contact Ian Farr on 01473 217 399 / 07517 705 475 for a confidential chat about this opportunity.

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