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Senior Estimator – RC Frames & Groundworks

  • £80,000 - £100,000 + Full Package
  • Civil Engineering
  • Hertfordshire

Estimator / Senior Estimator

RC Frames & Groundwork Subcontractor


£80,000 – £100,000 (depending on experience) + Benefits


About the Company:

Based in Hertfordshire just north of the M25 this privately owned business specialises in the construction of reinforced concrete frames and associated groundwork packages. They currently turnover around £40 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 by the fact they own their own building, their own large plant yard, their own formwork, their own plant 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.

Outside of the above, on a personal note it is worth mentioning that this office environment is second to none. There is obviously a good balance between work and play with in this business and with additional little perks, you get a real feel for how people matter to this company.


About the Position:

Our client is looking to strengthen their existing senior team by building in 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 £1m up to £15m each with 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

In addition to this, the successful individual will have the opportunity to hand pick their team moving forward, helping carve out a department that is crucial to the businesses ongoing development and success. Bonuses and future progression opportunities will be tied in with such actions.


About the Requirements:

For this role I am looking for someone who has previous experience working for a 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 £80,000 to £100,000 per annum (£325 to £400 per day if self-employed as holiday pay is covered).

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 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.