Estimator – Mechanical/Civil Engineering – Chesham

Estimator – Mechanical/Civil Engineering – Chesham

Estimator Job Duties

  • Prepares work to be estimated by gathering proposals, blueprints, specifications, and related documents.
  • Identifies labour, material, and time requirements by studying proposals, blueprints, specifications, and related documents.
  • Computes costs by analysing labour, material, and time requirements.
  • Resolves discrepancies by collecting and analysing information.
  • Presents prepared estimate by assembling and displaying numerical and descriptive information.
  • Maintains cost data base by entering and backing up data.
  • Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing technical publications.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Monitor relevant tender web sites to identify work opportunities.
  • Work Procurement
  • Monitor relevant planning authority web sites to identify work opportunities
  • Pursue opportunities to obtain tender documents
  •  Completion and submission of tenders and PQQs.


· Good working knowledge of forms of contract currently used within the Building and Civil Engineering industry, knowledge of NHS or Healthcare a plus.

· Good working knowledge of standard forms of measurement.

· Driving licence.

· Good IT skills – particularly Word and Excel.

· Excellent communication skills.

· AutoCAD / CRM / ERP experience .

Personal Qualities

·High degree of personal motivation

· Commercial acumen

· Ability to work as part of a close-knit management team and manage numerous activities / projects simultaneously – both short and long term.

· Ability to work on own initiative and with the minimum of supervision

· Outgoing personality essential for dealing directly with Clients and their design team

· Good negotiator

· Flexibility with regard to working across all areas of the business, and hours to meet the requirements of this challenging position.


· Leadership

· Enterprising and Commercial Approach

· A Planned Approach

· Taking Responsibility

· Customer Focus

· Building and Maintaining Relationships


· Degree

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