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Senior Estimator

Job Description

Position - Senior Estimator

Salary Range - Competitive salary plus full package, company car/car allowance, healthcare, matched pension to 7.5%, two excellent share options plus numerous retail discounts

Location - Role based in Plymouth, to cover the Devon & Cornwall region

Projects type - Commercial, Education, Health, Student Accommodation and multi-frameworks

Kier Construction Western & Wales is looking to recruit a Senior Estimator who will report to the Pre-Construction Commercial Manager. The role holder will manage the preparation of accurate and competitive cost estimates for a wide variety of projects.


  • Attend pre-construction and construction site visits
  • Manage the production of enquiry schedules for either civil scope of works / packages from the tender documentation, drawings and specifications issued
  • Manage the preparation of enquiry documents for either civil scope of works / packages
  • Identify the tender deliverables required from the project designers
  • Manage the preparation and issuing of RFI's (Request for Information) to the Client / Architect. Evaluates and issues RFI responses to the Estimating Team
  • Evaluate returned quotations from suppliers and where necessary enters into correspondence with suppliers to bring quotations in line with the project specification requirements
  • Prepare a project risk register including risk cost evaluation and risk probability, and arranges and chairs a project risk meeting in the presence of Estimators, Planners, Design Co-ordinators
  • Arrange with the Chief Estimator the Tender Adjudication Settlement Meeting in the presence of Estimators, Planners and Director(s)
  • Arrange a Tender Handover meeting in the presence of Estimators and projects team
  • Prepares commercial documents for tender handover to projects team
  • Lead Tender Adjudication and Presentation to Director and Senior Manager

Key Skills and Qualifications:

  • HNC/HNC/Degree related to the business division.
  • Demonstration of knowledge and practical application of planning and construction activities.
  • Computer literate with a good working knowledge of Microsoft packages, including Microsoft Project.
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