Job Type: Full Time

Location: Small Dole, West Sussex

Reporting to: Estimating Manager

Job purpose:

The role of the Estimator is to produce a competitive, carefully resourced, analysed tender cost and submit the price and any necessary quality submissions to a client. Works would cover Budgets, Competitive and Negotiated contracts.

To be aware of company targets for new orders and aim to better them with profitable successful bids.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Studying tender documentation and information provided
  • Liaison with the client and client’s designer when required
  • Taking off quantities
  • Site visits and discussions with key subcontractors
  • Identifying temporary works design or assessments
  • Working with the selected designer on D&B contracts
  • Evaluating the programme requirements, developing methods of construction and suitable techniques to enable efficient cost effective resource levels to win bids
  • Calculating the net costs of a tender from first principles
  • Identify risks or ambiguities and discuss as appropriate with Client/ engineer to start developing a closer working relationship and ‘level the playing field’
  • Identify risks to be taken by the company that are subject to the tender (senior manager) review
  • Liaising with other staff for support (Buying, Design ,Contracts, QS, Senior Management)
  • Ensuring that tenders are submitted on time and are complete
  • Handing over successful tenders to Contracts Department upon award
  • Liaising with Commercial and Procurement Departments during live contracts.

The company may, from time to time, require you to undertake duties other than those outlined in this job description and/or to undertake work in other departments/sites to meet customer demands.  Any changes to this job description will be discussed and agreed with you.

Personal specifications - essential

  • GCSE in Maths
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience of estimating or pricing variations within a civil engineering company
  • Minimum of 4 years site experience

Personal specifications - desirable

  • A Level in Maths
  • HNC in civil engineering
  • Working knowledge of the NEC Conditions of Contract
  • Rivers & Coastal Civil Engineering Experience – on site or estimating
  • Water Treatment Works Civil Engineering Experience – on site or estimating
  • Ground Works (drainage, foundations etc) Civil Engineering Experience – on site or estimating
  • Ability to work as a team player within the department
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Project and demonstrate ability to adapt these programs to suit any estimate required.

How to apply

Click here to download the application pack and return the completed form to: or by post to the address below:

HR Department, J T Mackley & Co Ltd, Bankside House, Henfield Road, Small Dole, West Sussex BN5 9XQ

If you require a paper copy of the application pack please call 01273 492212.