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Estimator – Rail

  • £60,000 - £75,000 + Package
  • Civil Engineering
  • Birmingham



£60,000 – £75,000 + company car/car allowance + competitive pension + company bonus

Working from home

About the company

My client is a leading contractor within the rail industry, turning over £5B+. They are part of a multi-disciplined Civil Engineering group that is leading the way in the industry regarding talent, innovation, and the standard or project delivery. They work on everything you can regarding rail, such as track maintenance, high voltage, OLE, low voltage, signalling, rail infrastructure, track renewals, and electrification. With over 70 years of experience delivering rail schemes they have become a preferred contractor with Network Rail on projects across the UK, schemes range in value from £80M – £350M.

About the Role 

My client is looking for an Estimator to join their Rail division. The successful candidate has a great opportunity to progress into a Senior estimator in the next few years. They are looking for somebody interested in a long-term opportunity and willing to progress their career. Ideally, they are looking for somebody to Coordinate with the bid management team to develop a schedule of key dates for individual estimates (enquiries, pricing, and adjudication). The types of projects you will be working on will be huge rail projects which value up to £400M +.

No Freelancers will be considered for this opportunity.

Benefits and rewards

The successful candidate will be rewarded with a salary ranging in value from £60,000 – £75,000 + package, depending on experience. You will be working for one of, if not the best rail contractor in the UK. A contractor with a low staff turnover and a contractor who works on some of the best and biggest rail projects in the UK. You will also get either a company car or a car allowance, private health care, and a pension.


  • Experience working within the UK rail industry as an Estimator for a rail contractor is essential.
  • You will need at least 5 years’ worth of experience working in an Estimator position within the UK for a rail contractor.
  • I’m looking for someone with strong stability on their CV (E.G at least 2 years per company.
  • UK driving license.

About Me

I am Daniel Cranston! Having been with Cityscape Recruitment for four years I’ve established and grown the Civil Engineering desk working within highways, utilities & Rail (infrastructure and maintenance). Over this time, I have built a strong selection of clients ranging from tier one main contractors through to privately owned smaller subcontractors. I cover I variety of white-collar opportunities ranging from operational, commercial, SHEQ, or pre-construction positions.

What does this mean for you? 

I have a great understanding of the industry and what benefits each company can offer to improve your career, I will give you balanced and fair opinions on each contractor. The fact I work with such a variety of businesses means you can find out for yourself what the industry is truly like and by the end of it find yourself the best possible and tailored opportunity.

What if this opportunity isn’t what you are looking for? 

If the above opportunity isn’t quite what you are looking for then please do still get in touch but give me a phone call. The industry at the moment is flying with positivity and I always seem to have a great selection of opportunities across Civil Engineering to discuss.