As a Senior Civils Estimator within our preconstruction team, you will deliver robust estimates from first principles, assessing client need and risk to the business.

This role can be with flexible working arrangements, whilst providing pan-Scotland coverage.

Reporting to the Preconstruction Manager you will manage and deliver all design activities at both preconstruction and construction stages.

What you will do:

Undertake Estimates

  • Undertake estimates in accordance with Company procedures
  • Identify opportunity and risk during the tender process
  • Liaise with the business unit to agree methodology and principles
  • Liaise with tender Bid Manager and Planner
  • Maintain a register of key assumptions within estimate
  • Maintain tender estimate file
  • Obtain feedback from site teams on estimating adequacy and current costs

Present Estimates at Adjudication

  • Prepare estimating “adjudication pack”
  • Present basis of estimate and key assumptions
  • Maintain notes of adjudication meetings
  • Close out actions and monitor customer negotiations, seeking amended authority as
  • required

Handover to Site

  • Prepare estimating handover packs
  • Maintain notes of handover meeting
  • Provide ongoing support to site teams relating to estimate and key assumptions

You might also have:

  • Experience in one or more of the following sectors: civils, water, waste, rail or tunnelling, including site experience
  • An understanding of construction techniques and resource needs
  • Familiarisation with tender build-ups from first principles
  • Ability to use estimating software, Conquest, Candy or similar. Proficient in using Microsoft Office software
  • A confident demeanour and the ability to liaise with all levels of personnel and


  • Excellent organisation, time-management and prioritisation skills
  • Chartered Engineer or similar level

What do we offer?

The salary is competitive based on knowledge and experience.

We offer the chance to work in a friendly, hard-working and high-achieving team where you will be encouraged to take responsibility, develop yourself and see the difference you are making to the business. We provide a range of benefits, including private healthcare, pension, discounts and flexible working arrangements.

Our head office is in Barrhead (one mile from Barrhead train station) in our own building. We also offer flexible working options.

If you feel you would be suitable for the Senior Estimator position and would like to be considered for this exciting opportunity, please submit your CV and Covering Letter to

Alternatively you can fill in the form below to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employment

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