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Construction Estimator

Luton, UK

Full Time

Salary up to £50,000, depending on experience.

We are currently recruiting for an Estimator to join our busy department looking after the business development requirements within Neville Special Projects Ltd.

The Construction Estimator will play a crucial role in the pre-construction phase, working on both new build and refurbishment projects ranging in value from £1,000,000 to £12,000,000. Reporting directly to the Directors, the successful candidate will contribute to the overall success of the company by providing accurate and detailed cost estimates for prospective projects.

  • Prepare detailed cost estimates for new build and refurbishment projects in commercial,  education, industrial and leisure sectors 

  • Managing pre qualification, quality and pre bid submissions

  • Collaborate with the bid team to develop competitive and compelling tender submissions

  • Conduct thorough cost analysis, ensuring accuracy and completeness of estimates 

  • Engage with suppliers and subcontractors to embed a relationship culture and obtain competitive  quotes and negotiate favourable terms 

  • Identify and assess potential risks associated with construction projects, proposing effective  mitigation strategies 

  • Maintain organised and comprehensive documentation of all estimating activities 

  • Identifying opportunities to add value throughout the project process 

  • Work closely with the Managing Estimator and other key stakeholders to ensure alignment with  project objectives 

  • Supporting junior members of the estimating, surveying and pre construction team


Experience and Attributes

  • Relevant degree or equivalent qualification in construction management, quantity surveying, or a  related field preferred but not essential

  • In-depth knowledge of construction processes, materials, and industry best practices

  • Experience of pricing projects – both single and two stage tenders and negotiated opportunities

  • Proficient in relevant estimating software and Microsoft Office Suite

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present and explain estimates  to internal and external stakeholders

  • Proven track record of delivering, work winning competitive tenders

  • Taking off experience required

  • Car driver


  • On site parking 

  • Car allowance 

  • Provision of all necessary PPE

  • 33 days a year inclusive of bank holidays

  • Contributory pension

  • Non-contributory life cover

  • Continued professional development as part of our Group Life Long Learning programme


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