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Ref: VAC-16980
Up to £50 000 plus benefits

Deanston Cooper is currently recruiting for an Estimator to work for a highly profitable, privately owned civil engineering contractor based in Ayrshire. Estimating for a variety of general civils projects up to £1.5 million, duties will include:

  • Preparation of accurate and competitive cost estimates for a wide variety of civil engineering projects
  • Reviewing and reporting on the Client’s Enquiry to enable a decision to bid.
  • Building up an accurate cost estimate for the works in an elemental and analytical format.
  • Preparing an accurate cost estimate for the indirect resources required to carry out the works in accordance with agreed programme & engineering requirements.
  • Checking labour & plant resources accumulated in the cost estimate balance with those derived from the tender programme.
  • Preparing & presenting the commercial aspects of the tender to the Directors for adjudication and approval.
  • Prepare the commercial tender for submission to the Client.
  • Managing handover to the delivery team.

The successful candidate will have experience working as an Estimator for another Civil Engineering contractor and will have progressed their career from either a Site Engineering or Quantity Surveying background. You will:

  • Be able to work to strict deadlines
  • Be able to work on own initiative
  • Be able to use analytical methods for rate build ups
  • Have excellent communication skills

The client would also consider someone on a part time basis 2-3 days a week or even freelance if preferable.