Civil Engineering Estimator

Vacancy posted: Thursday, 5 January 2017

Salary: 45k to 60k (depending on experience)
Location: Glasgow

Civil Engineering Estimator


Salary: Attractive salary £45K to £60K (depending on experience) plus car or car allowance, private medical care and pension

Location: Finnieston, Glasgow

Land Engineering is one of the leading names in design, development and implementation of hard and soft landscaping, public realm, civil engineering, stonework restoration, new build cladding, grounds maintenance and winter services.

We are currently looking for an experienced Estimator to join our bid-winning commercial team.

Key Tasks/Accountabilities: -

  • Provide comprehensive commercial estimating service to the Construction function of the business controlling either an assigned project and/or a portfolio of projects within that business unit.
  • Carry-out site visits that are required for the tender to ascertain access, etc. either directly or manage and arrange this by providing a local senior colleague with clear guidelines on what information is required from the site visit.
  • Proactively lead and take part in discussions and negotiations with suppliers and sub-contractors during the tender process. Develop and maintain good relationships with key members of supply chain.
  • Lead and take part in discussions with Client’s designated personnel or professional teams employed by them in pre-and post-tender meetings, negotiations, discussions and correspondence. Close out items such that when contract is finally received all qualifications or clarifications have been agreed and incorporated or removed into the agreed tender and contract between the parties.
  • Prepare tender estimates from first principles using conquest, drawing on previous experience and knowledge of certain techniques and outputs, sub-contractor quotations and material prices unique to each tender.
  • Deploy an innovative approach to tendering and deliver winning tenders that will provide a solid foundation for operational and commercial colleagues to use as a platform to deliver a successful profitable contract that can be used, followed and subsequently managed on-site to control risk and cost and maximise margin.

The successful candidate will possess the following experience and qualifications: -

  • Experience in light to medium civil engineering and hard and soft landscaping in projects ranging from £250k to £5m preferable
  • Educated to HND, degree level or equivalent academic qualification.
  • Competent to practice and meet the high standards of professionalism expected of an experienced Civil Engineering Estimator, ideally drawing on several years’ experience of working on site.
  • Appropriate level of technical, contractual, pricing and commercial knowledge commensurate with the role of Civil Engineering Estimator.
  • Thorough understanding of construction techniques, outputs and the relationship between the costs from these and the market values and how this is utilised in tendering.
  • Ability to manage and co-ordinate multiple tender opportunities in a constantly changing environment with a minimum level of supervision.
  • Ability to work on own utilising several standard forms of contract forms such as NEC/JCT for example and bespoke contracts.
  • Knowledge and experience of CESMM and SMM Methods of Measurement.
  • High level of PC literacy with working knowledge of Conquest Series Q, Microsoft Excel and Word.

In return, we offer a highly competitive benefits and salary package:-

  • Company car or car allowance.
  • 31 days paid annual holiday.
  • Company Pension Scheme and Life Cover Benefit.
  • Child care vouchers.
  • Private Medical Insurance.
  • Skypark perks.
  • Company PPE and Corporate wear.

If you meet the above criteria we want to hear from you.  Please submit your CV and covering letter stating your salary expectations.


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Land Engineering is one of the leading names in public realm environmental improvement work, stonework and grounds maintenance in Scotland.

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