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Chief Estimator – RC Frames & Groundworks – Hertfordshire

  • £90,000 - £120,000 + Package
  • Civil Engineering
  • Hertfordshire

Senior Estimator / Head of Estimating – Concrete Frame & Groundwork Contractor

Hertfordshire based

£90,000 to £120,000 + Benefits


About the Opportunity:

This is an exciting opportunity if you are looking to take that step into a leading role, heading up a preconstruction / estimating department with in a modern concrete frame and groundwork business. You will have a direct working relationship with all the most senior people with in this business and will have the autonomy to run and develop your own department as you see fit.

Career opportunities like this don’t come around all the time. You can start in effectively a Senior Estimating position, still pricing and taking tenders all the way through from enquiry, but you will also have the ability to grow and develop your own team from day one.

The vision for this role is for it to develop towards Estimating Director with in the next 2-3 years, with a team of junior and intermediate staff under this key position. So, we need someone who is capable of starting as a Senior Estimator for a £50 million turnover concrete frame & groundwork contractor that has aspirations to become an Estimating Director for what is going to be, a leading name in this competitive sector.


About the Company:

Based in Hertfordshire just off the M25 this privately owned business specialises in the construction of reinforced concrete frames and associated groundwork packages. They currently turnover around £50 million per annum but with sensible plans in place for targeted growth, this is expected to increase by around £5-£10m per annum.

They offer a modern image with a very polished office, excellent in house capability and great standards for quality in everything they do. They maintain a focus of developing their systems before expanding their workload and this is demonstrated as they own their own building, their own plant, their own formwork and much more. The business directors are constantly focusing on investing back into the business to build in security for everyone that works there plus better working conditions and capabilities for moving forward. This truly is a very exciting business to work for.

On a personal note, I have a huge amount of respect for the directors of this business. Having come from different leading contractors in the past they have joined together and are carving out a very successful reputation already with a focus on quality and a professional approach. With projects starting this side of Christmas and a heavy order book for the new year, 2019 and onwards is looking to bring great things for this business. You will struggle to find a team more loyal and committed to the senior management and I believe this stands as a testament to how the directors engage, treat and reward their people.


About the Requirements:

Suitable applicants will have worked in the concrete frame and groundwork sector for a number of years. You should be involved with tending and producing estimates while also handing preconstruction meetings for these types of work with packages ranging anywhere from £500,000 up to £10,000,000 each or above. If you have this capability and are ready to take the step (or have already taken this step) into a leading department head role, then you are ideal for what I am looking for.


About the Rewards:

As well as an excellent starting offer of around £90,000 to £120,000 per annum, you will also have targeted yearly bonuses and associated benefits. Our client is open to people looking for PAYE or self-employed employment methods (i.e. Limited Company status).

Beyond these basic payment rewards, you will be part of the senior team with in a growing and ambitious company. This role will develop with time into a directorship level position. And in return all our client is looking for is someone who shares their passion for this sector and is in it to help build a better company for the future.


How to Apply:

I am more than happy to discuss this opportunity with people over the phone or face to face in a fully confidential manner. This is an incestuous sector and I fully understand the importance of keeping things discrete.

Alternatively, it would be ideal to see a copy of your CV to understand your previous experience and employment. In line with GDPR, nothing will be done with your CV / details until we have discussed the role in detail anyway, but having gained an understanding of your formal past, this may help when we come to talk and discuss the option.

Either way, my contact details are listed below:


Tel: 01923 750095


About Me:

My name is Andrew Jackson and I am one of the directors at Cityscape Recruitment Ltd. I have over 13 years’ experience in civil engineering & construction recruitment. During this time I have specialised in the niche sector of concrete frames, groundworks, basement construction and demolition.

Q: What does this mean for you?

A: I have connections with pretty much every company in this field. I can offer you options with a variety of the best employers in this market. In addition to this, I have an in-depth knowledge on each of these employers. I can tell you all about their set ups, projects, future plans and what they can offer you as an individual moving forward.

I am always open to having confidential conversations with individuals interested in expanding their careers. If the right options don’t exist for you right now, we can stay in touch. If however, we have companies that could be ideal for you; I can tell you all about them.