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Senior Estimator

South East
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30 Sep 2022
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About The Role

Milestone Infrastructure is currently looking to recruit a Senior Estimator to work in our preconstruction team, working out of our Beaconsfield head office. 

Milestone Infrastructure is an integrated highways service provider that delivers projects that maintain and enhance the built environment. We work to operate, maintain and improve large parts of the UK road network and our services include highways term maintenance, street lighting, highway technology and infrastructure projects. 

The Senior Estimator will be part of our preconstruction team and shall be responsible for pricing and developing bids for National Highways and Local Authority highways maintenance contracts (£20m+ pa). Working closely with the Managing Estimator and the bid team you will assist the business to secure profitable work by producing robust tender estimates. You will lead the development of client tender information into a comprehensive price for tender submission.

As a Senior Estimator your duties & responsibilities will be:

  • Responsible for winning work by producing tenders and leading on all financial elements of tender submissions.
  • Prepare accurate prices for materials, labour and equipment based on client drawings and specifications.
  • Creating, analysing, and maintaining correct and accurate quantities and thorough take-offs from designs/data sets
  • Compile subcontractor and material quotation packages and subsequent adjudications
  • Price preliminaries and contract overheads/fees
  • Understand current market prices and benchmark our solutions to increase success rates.
  • Price tenders using the Candy Estimating software package
  • Prepare tender review and present at tender sign off meetings as required
  • Assist the bid team in any post tender negotiations
  • Completion of tender handover documents

Skills & Knowledge Requirements

  • Previous relevant estimating experience
  • Degree qualified in Civil Engineering, Construction Management or similar
  • Particular attention to detail with good project management skills
  • Sound mathematical and numeracy skills, with the ability to solve problems analytically
  • Ability to achieve tight deadlines under pressure
  • Ability to communicate at all levels, both verbally and written
  • Availability for travel
  • Experience using estimating software and IT skills as appropriate
  • Understanding of contract conditions (including NEC), specifications and drawings

What’s in it for you?

  • 28 days' annual leave plus 8 days' bank holiday
  • Hybrid working arrangement
  • Pension scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Private health care                                         
  • Company car/ car allowance and fuel card       

About The Company

At Milestone we embrace diversity, opening a rich potential for new ways of thinking and helping us to build successful and winning teams. We would like you to perform at your best at every stage of our recruitment process; and as a Disability Confident employer, if you require any adjustments that would assist you throughout your application, please contact us at [email protected] or inform the recruitment manager in the first instance and we will be pleased to offer support.

This is an advert for our job vacancy, and therefore may not be inclusive of all assigned duties, responsibilities, or aspects of the role described, and may be amended at any time at the sole discretion of Milestone. The closing date for this vacancy may be subject to change any time at the sole discretion of the Business.