Assistant Estimator (HS2)

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A main Joint Venture on HS2 is looking for an Assistant Estimator to work out of their Birmingham head office. The contract is for at least 8 months and is to start as soon as possible.

Description of Activities to be undertaken

  • Principally responsible for supporting the preparation of tender pricing from first principles and co-ordinating and challenging the input from the wider construction team including procurement, engineering and commercial, and supporting the bid management and quality submission requirements.
  • Support the estimating team to achieve deadlines as part of the wider Pre-contract Team
  • Obtain the most competitive quotes by understanding current market trends
  • Identify and report on risk, opportunity and scope
  • Conduct site inspections where required for tender understanding, analysis of conditions, assessment of risk and identification of activities that may or may not be shown in the tender documents
  • Compile relevant tender information into benchmark and estimate price
  • Make tender amendments where applicable utilising customer feedback on submitted tender
  • Assist in regular review procedures for currency, productivities and methodologies

Minimum Qualifications Needed for Role

  • 'A' Level or equivalent education, preferred, working towards suitable job appropriate qualification
  • Demonstrated understanding of the use of first principles estimating
  • A sound working knowledge of the Businesses processes and procedures relating to workload and job role
  • Awareness of current health and safety requirements and changes

If this position is for you then please don't hesitate to contact me on 02085228888 for an informal chat or drop me an email with any questions you might have to

Alternatively if this position isn't for you but you think you know someone who might be suitable , then we offer a £500 referral fee (T's and C's apply).