Senior Structures Estimator

Posted a week ago by Galldris Services Ltd

Birmingham, West Midlands (County)

Senior Structures Estimator

Galldris Group

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Structures Estimator to join our team in Birmingham. To be considered, you will come from a Construction or Civil Engineering background. The Senior Structures Estimator will be responsible to ensure tenders are submitted in accordance with client requirements in terms of content, format and timescales and produce accurate, competitive, error free, thorough, well researched tenders in a standard format, whilst maintaining estimating files and records as required complying with Governance and Audit requirements.

Key Accountabilities to include but not limited to:

  • Ensure the Tender is logged into the system, has a Tender Number and has been processed by the Estimating Administrator. Read the Tender Documents to fully understand the tender requirements. Dissemination of tender documentation to commercial, operational, procurement, finance, insurance and legal functions as required
  • Attending client tender briefings, site visits and interviews. Raising formal tender queries, disseminating client responses to tender queries and disseminating client revisions to tender documents. Liaise with Estimating Administrator to ensuring estimating files are produced and maintained with new information. Prepare and manage subcontract and supplier enquiries as required to support submission of tenders and undertake analysis
  • Where required, undertake measurement and quantification of tender drawings and produce a Bill of Quantities in recognised method of measurement appropriate to the work type being tendered. OR where take-off being undertaken externally then liaise with relevant parties to ensure this is done in a timely manner. Review and challenge take off for completeness produced by others
  • Ensure all data utilised in tender build ups are current and relevant (e.g. Labour, Plant, Materials and Preliminaries rates applicable to delivery period)
  • Check any received quotations from prospective suppliers / subcontracts are compliant with client / tender requirements (validity, approvals, technical requirements etc)
  • Actively promote Value Engineering or Alternative tender submissions; develop and price any worthy of consideration for our submission
  • Estimating built up rates from first principles, for tender submissions in standard error free format
  • Liaise and challenge the planner to agree programme outputs (and overall programme) & identify and include appropriate method related temporary works allowance(s)
  • Present the estimate at tender settlement then capture and incorporate settlement adjustments
  • Compliance with the Bid Governance process, including producing bid governance data (Estimating Software outputs, comparisons of subbies etc) and complete templates as required for bid governance reviews and obtain approval to submit tender
  • Produce final submission estimate which complies with Employers format
  • Ensuring hand over from estimating to commercial, operational, procurement, finance functions for all contract wins through the contract hand over and start up process
  • Where required, input into production of tender stage risk & opportunity register
  • Prepare and submit responses to post-tender estimating questions, collating responses from within the team
  • Arrange internal launch meeting and settlement meeting on smaller schemes led by Estimator
  • Liaise with our designers/temp works designers (or assist our design manager) in producing a Design for estimation purposes


  • Experience in a similar role
  • Understanding of Risk & Opportunity analysis
  • Good financial acumen with an ability to analyse complex data and documentation accurately


  • IT literate
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to deal with clients & internal staff
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Meticulous, organised, pro-active with positive attitude and willing to learn
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills
  • Constantly striving to improve and exceed expectations ensuring safety and quality are never compromised


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent desirable but not essential
  • A-level, HND (or similar) in Maths, Physics or Engineering– desirable

Interested applicants must be eligible to work legally in the UK.

Should you feel you have what it takes to be successful in this role then we would love to hear from you.

Employee referral scheme - refer a friend or family member to work for Galldris. We look forward to hearing from you.

Galldris is an Equal Opportunities employer and does not discriminate against any protected characteristic.

Please note: We are not using recruitment agencies for this role. In the event of speculative CV submissions, no fees will be applicable.

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