Estimator - Civil Engineering / Rail

Ref: VR/01091
Up to £55 000 plus car / car allowance, pension and healthcare

Deanston Cooper is currently recruiting for an Estimator to work in the Glasgow office of a national civil engineering contractor.

Reporting to the Estimating Manager, you will be responsible for processing tenders from receipt to submission, on a range of rail related civils projects across Scotland, up to £5 million in value.

Duties 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.
  • Preparing subcontract & materials enquiries for administration & buying team. 
  • Building up an accurate cost estimates for the permanent 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/Senior Managers for adjudication and approval.
  • Prepare the commercial tender for submission to the Client.
  • Managing hand over to the delivery team

The successful candidate will be currently working as an Estimator for a rival Civil Engineering or Rail contractor and will have progressed their career from Site Engineer level. You will:

  • Have a HNC/HND or Degree qualification in Civil Engineering
  • 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 good communication skills
  • Have experience of using computer estimating packages