Job Opportunity – Main Contract / Civils Estimator

Main Contract Civils Estimator

BHC are an established contractor who have various divisions within their Company Group.

Our long-established Main Contract works division successfully uses the varied in-house resources of the group to offer clients a single point of contact for their project requirements whether it be traditional contracting, Design and Build or Full Turn Key developments.

We are currently seeking an Estimator with a Civils/Building background join our Main Contract estimating team.

Your key activities will include but not be limited to: 

  • Responsible for the preparation and subsequent negotiation of Tender submissions for Civil/Building projects.
  • Examine incoming tenders and review contract potential.
  • Measuring and ‘Quantity Take-Off’ from drawings.
  • Producing Bills of Quantities.
  • Sourcing pre-project information and analysing sub-contractor quotations, agreements and enquiries.
  • Build up tender price from first principles based on the scope of works, plans, specification, programme.
  • Cost planning.
  • Produce tender report in preparation for tender adjudication.
  • Attend pre and post contract interviews, client meetings etc.
  • Collect and distribute feedback.
  • Investigate cost effective and/ or alternative solutions.
  • Input data entry onto estimating software.
  • Comply with BHC ltd procedures.
  • Maintain awareness of latest techniques.
  • Carry out other relevant duties as required from time to time.

Required Experience and Qualifications should include:

  • Ideally with 5 years or more of proven estimating experience with large Civils or Main Contract companies.
  • An HNC or degree in Quantity Surveying or Civil Engineering. Not critical for an experienced estimator.
  • Experienced with various forms of Contract, such as JCT and NEC, relevant Civils/Building works as well as various methods of measurement including SMM7 and NRM2.
  • Experience in Design & Build as well as other standard construction types of construction work.
  • A team player who is a confident communicator with all members of staff.
  • You must have excellent interpersonal skills; maintain good working relationships with colleagues, clients and suppliers and have a personable character.
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to adhere to strict deadlines on a daily and weekly basis.
  • Microsoft office proficient.
  • Ideally with experience in the use of Microsoft Project or other project programming software.
  • Estimating software experience, preferably Causeway.
  • Site experience is advantageous.

Job Location – Carnwath with some site visits

Applications can be submitted using the Job Enquiry form located on the Recruitment page.