Senior Estimator

Location: Watford

Pre-construction Head Office

Job Role:

We are recruiting a Senior Estimator to join their pre-construction team based at our head office in Watford.  Reporting into the Pre-Construction Director, the Senior Estimator will be responsible for working on a variety of exciting and complex major infrastructure projects across the following sectors: Highways, Rail, Air and Energy Generation.


  • Oversee a team of Estimators working in the bid team to ensure the prime cost captures the project programme.
  • Ensure that all supplier and subcontractor enquiries are sent out in accordance with the Supply Chain Strategy document.
  • Price jobs from first principals earthworks, drainage, hard landscaping and reinforced concrete works as applicable.
  • Help identify the supply chain based on an informed and well-developed understanding of the market.
  • Record post-tender negotiations with the client, and action any changes to the tender arising where necessary.
  • Present to the Senior Management team in a clear and concise manner the build-up of the prime cost.
  • Support Joint Venture staff in the production of the detailed estimates as applicable.
  • Maintain your own awareness of current requirements and future developments of Health, Safety and Environmental law affecting construction.

Person Specification

  • Previous experience gained as a Senior Estimator working on major infrastructure projects with a value of over 200m is essential.
  • A formal qualification in a civil engineering or construction-related subject is advantageous but not essential.

To apply for this role, please send your CV quoting reference IW-EST to 

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