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Construction Estimator

Date Posted: 13-Jun-2018
Closing Date: 13-Jul-2018
Location: Gloucestershire
Salary: Minimum - £20,000.00, Maximum - £25,000.00 per Annum
As one of the largest construction and waste management companies in the South West, Smith's (Gloucester) Ltd is committed to providing service excellence to all of its customers. Offering services ranging from demolition and asbestos removal to transport and plant hire, Smiths are able to provide the consumer with the complete solution to suit a variety of needs. Established in 1982, Smiths Gloucester Ltd has grown from a single owner-operated Plant Hire company to a multifaceted group with family values still firmly at the heart of each project undertaken. At Smiths we pride ourselves on our ethics of reliability and hardwork which enables us to deliver a wide range of services that we can all be proud of.
We are looking to recruit an Estimator covering the South West of our business. The successful candidate will;
•Have responsibility for the preparation and submission of tenders, under a variety of forms of procurement, typically between £50,000 and £5m in value;
•Be working as part of a team with the objective of securing profitable future workload for the business;
•Utilise construction knowledge and commercial experience in conjunction with other members of the bid team to ensure competitive bids;
•Be responsible for Risk and Value management;
•Be responsible for Preparation of budgets and cost plans;
•Be responsible for Procurement types – traditional, plan and specification, 2 Stage, design and build;
•Be responsible for Bid Management on applicable tenders.

•Ownership and responsible for all commercial aspects of the tender “estimate”;
•Responsibility for supply chain package strategy, management, checking and financial evaluation;
•Arrange and agree PQS appointments for BQ production or check / produce own quants;
•Attend tender launch, mid tender, supply chain, design team, tender settlement meetings. and post tender interviews where appropriate;
•Input into the bid programme;
•Attend site visits;
•Collate benchmarking information/GIFA rates where applicable;
•Send out enquiries for all trades and materials to named supply chain members;
•Build up on own rates analytically based upon “labour, plant and materials”;
•Produce and own the Bid Opportunity and Risk Register. Ensure contribution from other bid team members;
•Budget/cost planning;
•Pricing of preliminaries in conjunction with operational and planning staff.
•Manage/contribute to the Tender Query process;

Must have at least minimum of one year's experience of Estimating in a Construction environment

On site free parking
28 days annual leave, which includes all statutory holidays
Contributory Pension scheme
Discounted gym membership

45 per week

28 per annum


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