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Senior Estimator – RC Frames & Groundworks

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

Estimator / Senior Estimator

RC Frame & Groundwork Contractor

Croydon, Surrey

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

 

About the Company:

Established over 25 years ago and based out of their head office in Surrey, this £120 million turnover business specialises in Concrete Frames, Groundworks and Basement Construction. With satellite offices in the South West and Midlands they have a strong coverage of projects with package values ranging from £5 million up to £35 million each (currently), covering the residential, commercial, leisure and education sectors. We have been preferred suppliers to this company for over 10 years and maintain a strong relationship with all the directors of the business.

What sets this business apart is their focus on safety and rewarding their staff;

The MD takes an active role in the safety department making sure it is at the forefront of everything they do, not only to please clients but most importantly to make sure every person goes home safely at the end of every day. He is proud to stand by their safety record and the constant measures they take to maintain and improve this department.

In addition to safety, the focus on rewarding their staff is demonstrated in the constant career development that is offered and the targeted bonus structures that are in place for all the management and commercial teams. For instance, the project management bonus is several thousand pound and is paid twice a year. This is measured on a quarterly basis based on certain key performance indicators such as safety, programme deadlines and commercial statistics. This gives each PM a real gauge of what they have to do to earn each bonus and it is worth pointing out, every PM is hitting above 85% of their bonus. This is a simple example of how targeted clear reward structures benefit the individual but also the company as a whole.

 

About the Position:

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 £1m up to £25m 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 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 £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:

Email: Andrew@cityscapeltd.com

Tel: 01923 750095

 

About Me and How I Work:

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.