Estimator – Main Contractor

Salary: £50,000-£80,000 + fully fuelled & serviced company car & Pension

Location: Cambridge

About the Company:

Our client is one of the UK’s most respected building contractors, with an extensive portfolio of impressive projects. The client boasts nearly 100 years of experience and is proud of the fact that its 100+ staff has an average service of 10+ years with the company, giving them a wealth of experience. They cover multiple sectors including, retail, commercial, healthcare, education, defence, heritage and leisure. Recent projects include a new research centre for a university, a retail park in Suffolk and a £3m extension to a school in Enfield. The client is successful, robust and financially strong as reflected in their prestige and without doubt an employer of choice within the industry.


About the Role:

Due to a recent increase in the workload and further projects our client is looking for an experienced Estimator to work on various projects throughout the Cambridge area. This role would suit somebody with the desire to achieve results by hard work and who wish to participate in the future of one of the most progressive organizations. The role will extend (depending on projects type) to post tender development. Experience in meeting deadlines, producing programmes, and planning information on both tender and live projects are needed. Daily duties would consist of;

  • Issuing tender packages to sun-contractors and suppliers
  • Making copies of drawings and specification as directed by management
  • Listed tender enquires
  • Setting up of cost plans for projects
  • Assist with final compilation of tenders

About the benefits and reward:

The base package is circa £50,000 – £80,000 and the company main ambition is to bring an individual into the organisation with the ability to grow and become a valued member of the team. There will be a generous benefits package in addition the basic salary which will include a fully fuelled & serviced company car, 25 days holiday a year and a contributory stakeholder pension scheme. The company encourages promotion for candidates that are enthusiastic and competent, and the working environment is very friendly and enjoyable to be a part of which is reflected in the remarkably low staff turnover.


The ideal candidate will reside locally and be currently working as the sole estimator for a small to medium size builder, tendering for commercial / education, etc. new build and refurbishment schemes, to the tune of circa £5m in value. They should be seeking a change to ideally improve their career, but also to be part of a more expansive business and within a larger team.

For further information please contact Lydia on 01923 750 095 or lydia@

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