Helping to enhance careers

Senior Estimator – Civil Engineering Main Contractor

  • £70,000 - £90,000 + Package
  • Civil Engineering
  • Birmingham

About the company

My client is a multi-disciplined Civil Engineering contractor, with its parent group turning over in circa of £1b. They work with both public and private sector customers in the specialist sectors of rail, highways and engineering. Their clients include HS2, Highways England and well-known residential and commercial developers. They deliver nationally but are organised regionally. As a company, they pride themselves on the technical capabilities of their staff, their high standard of work and the amount of repeat business they are rewarded. The specific Civil Engineering arm is turning over approximately £150M from work including Highways Infrastructure, Airport projects, 278 works, Landscaping and the occasional work on Rail Depots. The projects involve extensive concrete works, deep drainage and heavy earthworks and they range in value from £1m – £150M. They have offices based in the Midlands, Peterborough, Kent, Hampshire and Hertfordshire and are very sociable- always hosting a summer party and a Christmas party, giving you the opportunity to interact with other teams on a personal level, staff morale is exceptionally high and a prime focus for the business.

About the opportunity

This company is looking for a Senior Estimator to join their Civil Engineering team in Birmingham. They are looking for somebody who is interested in a long-term career move and who is keen to progress their career and strive for continuous improvement. You will be working within a team of six who all work very closely and all maintain a solid team dynamic. The successful candidate is expected to come in with a new approach and will be given freedom to add their personality into the team which will provide great opportunity to make a difference. There will be a good amount of flexibility with working hours because the main emphasis will be focused on bringing in good results and having a solid work ethic. The successful candidate will need to co-ordinate with the bid management team to develop a schedule of key dates for individual estimates (enquiries, pricing, and adjudication) pricing all temporary works as required and attending pre-construction & construction site visits.

Benefits and rewards

The Successful candidate will be rewarded with a competitive salary of £70,000 – £90,000. With the package you will get either a company car or a competitive car allowance, private health care, a company bonus, pension and in addition many more benefits. As well as the package they are known for their exceptionally low staff turnover and they have a great reputation for the development of their staff throughout their career. As well as a brilliant career path and package you will also get given flexible working hours and the option to work from home.


It is vital that you are somebody who strives for continuous improvement throughout the Estimating process and your area of requirements as well as adding an element of dynamism to the role.

  • Degree qualified within Civil Engineering or Quantity Surveying.
  • It’s pivotal that you have experience working with heavy earthworks, rail infrastructure, concrete works, deep drainage and groundworks.
  • Experience working for a Tier one main contractor within Civil Engineering and rail.
  • UK driving license.