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Estimator – Groundworks, Structural Alterations & Concrete Frames

  • £50,000 - £100,000
  • Specialist Sub Contract
  • Essex

Estimator / Senior Estimator

Groundwork, Structural Alteration, RC Frame Subcontractor

Brentwood, Essex

£50,000 – £80,000 (depending on experience) + Benefits


The Businesses:

Currently operating with a turnover around £15 million per annum, this privately-owned specialist subcontractor builds packages ranging from £100 thousand up to £3 million each. Their client base is a mixture of commercial, industrial and residential main contractors and developers and projects are based in and around the London area, including groundwork, structural alterations, basement construction and concrete frame packages.

This business is in a strong position, with plans in place for growth over the next 5 years towards £30 million turnover. The two men who head up the business have both come from some of the largest companies in this sector so understand what it takes to complete these works in the right way while developing relationships with some of the best clients in the sector. They are already working with businesses such as 8Build, Wates, Willmott Dixon and Morgan Sindall.

Further details on this employer can be given upon request with company name being disclosed.


The Position:

Due to continued growth our client is looking to strengthen their existing team by adding an experienced Estimator / Senior Estimator to the ranks.

This role will involve the usual duties such as putting together tenders for groundwork packages in and around London for commercial and residential schemes. Usual package values you will be expected to target will range from £100k up to £6m each:

  • Preparation of Tender Submissions
  • Measuring and Take-Offs from drawings
  • Producing Bills-Of-Quantities
  • Cost Planning
  • Pre and Post Contract meetings with clients
  • Build-up of Tender Price from first principles based on plans, programme and scope of works



For this role you must have:

  • Previous experience working for a Groundwork or civils subcontractor
  • Knowledge of pricing Groundwork packages
  • A steady background showing longevity with individual contractors
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in this or a similar role


Salary / Remuneration:

Due to the nature of this role I am looking to target candidates currently earning anywhere from £50,000 to £100,000 per annum (£250 to £450 per day if self-employed).

Salaries / rates will be negotiable at the point of interview depending on the level of experience.

With the basic salary our client offers the usual package of car allowance and benefits plus they offer an annual bonus.


To Apply:

This position is immediately available so if you feel you have the relevant experience please apply with your details / CV to:

If you have any questions you would like to discuss prior to sending through your details, please call Andrew Jackson at Cityscape Recruitment on: 01923 750095.


About Me:

I have over 14 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.