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Estimator / Senior Estimator – RC Frames & Groundworks

  • £70,000 - £100,000
  • Specialist Sub Contract
  • Kent

Estimator / Senior Estimator

RC Frame & Groundwork Contractor

Kent based office

£70,000 – £100,000 (depending on experience) + Benefits


About the Company:

Established over 40 years ago this specialist concrete frame and groundwork contractor are widely known as a leading contractor in this field. They have regional coverage in the UK but for this position we are looking for someone to be based from their Kent office. With a strong mixture of residential, commercial, education and leisure projects, this specialist contractor maintains close relationships with developers and main contractors throughout the South East. Their concrete frame and groundwork division currently turns over around £140m per annum with further work in other sectors with in the business. A large proportion of their work is inside the M25 but they also have projects out in Hertfordshire, Essex, Surrey and Kent. This business prides itself on its family feel and the fact that people join their team for the long term and one thing is for sure, they must be doing something right, because you don’t see people leaving very often.


About the Opportunity:

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 concrete frame and groundwork packages in and around London for residential, commercial, educational, industrial, leisure and other types of schemes. Usual package values you will be expected to target will range from £5m up to £40m each with some projects going above this and some or all of the following duties:

  • 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


About the Requirements:

For this position I am looking for someone who has previous experience working for a Concrete (RC) Frame or Groundwork subcontractor in the UK in an estimating capacity. It is important you have the knowledge of pricing and producing tenders for Concrete Frame and Groundwork packages in and around the South East and London to be considered. That is it.


About the Salary / Remuneration:

Due to the nature of this role I am looking to target candidates currently earning anywhere from £70,000 to £100,000 per annum (£300 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.


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 and How I Work:

I have over 15 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.