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Senior Estimator (Highways) Preconstruction (Warrington or Solihull) at Galliford Try Recruitment

Senior Estimator (Highways) Preconstruction (Warrington or Solihull)

Galliford Try Recruitment Leicester, Leicestershire Full-Time
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Wolvey or Warrington

“As Senior Estimator, you will to achieve targets and secure profitable work through competitive tendering of bids for projects and frameworks within our Infrastructure business”


Galliford Try is one of the UK’s most formidable construction businesses with an enviable track record of delivering schemes that strive to provide positive, lasting change for the communities we work in. With an impressive order book of over £3.2 billion we are one of the industries leading principal contractors, affording you the opportunity to work on some of the UK’s most exciting projects offering you stability as well as the chance to stretch your capabilities and realise long held career goals. You will be joining diverse teams working at a high professional level with exceptional levels of commitment.


There has never been a better time to join our family, in particular our Highways business where we have seen impressive growth over the last few years achieving tremendous success under the CDF Framework and Midlands Highway Alliance (MHA) amongst other local authority frameworks. Right now, we are poised for continued growth successfully retendering for the MHA strengthened with additional success on the Regional Delivery Partnership in collaboration with Highways England in the South West and the Eastern regions. We’ve secured a strong pipeline of work over the next few years and in a strong position to capitalise further so now is the time to update that CV and come and join us, exciting times are ahead!


As Senior Estimator, you will to achieve targets and secure profitable work through competitive tendering of bids for projects and frameworks within our Infrastructure business.

Key Responsibilities:

•     Managing and preparing accurate tenders from first principals for medium & large civil engineering projects 

•     Developing tender win strategy

•     Actively engage and develop long term relationships with key supply chain organisations

•     Coordination with Business Unit Operations and Technical Specialists

•     Interacting with the wider business including procurement and engineering to maximise offering

•     Constructively challenging the tender team to achieve the optimum solutions

•     Generating commercial strategies to maximise chances of winning the project at sustainable rates;

•     Developing innovative approaches where appropriate to differentiate the bid;

•     Lead the implementation of risk management processes

•     Identify opportunities for margin growth

•     Lead detailed tender presentations to the Galliford Try Infrastructure and Construction directors

•     Prepare submission documents in line with the bid and corporate requirement

•     Participate in post tender interviews, presentations and negotiations with customers and ensure successful handover to delivery teams following award

•     Maintain a knowledge of alternative technical solutions with a view to resolving tender issues through innovation

•     Maintain awareness of current health, safety and environmental requirements and changes

•     Ensure Galliford Try work winning processes are effectively and consistently implemented

•     Collate targeted feedback on successful projects and provide feedback for future tenders

•     Establish and maintain data base of key relevant cost data

•     Provide support to other members of the work winning team where appropriate

•     Seek to drive continuous improvement in the Pre-Construction team and Estimating functions

•     Form effective relationships with other team members with ability to lead with minimal direction


We are looking for passion and a commitment for delivering excellence. So if you’re an experienced civil engineering estimator with experience of pricing from first principals on design & build, build only and joint venture tenders then get in touch as I want to hear from you. Obviously you will have sound technical capabilities backed up by a relevant engineering qualification such as an HNC, HND or degree and knowledge of estimating software such as Candy or Conquest and the ability but we are looking for more than just that, we are looking for someone who can help us maintain our successful track record on tenders for complex civil engineering projects, so if this sounds like you be sure to get in touch.


In return we offer an opportunity to work on some of the UKs most exciting construction projects, in a fast-paced environment where each day brings new challenges as well as a competitive salary and benefits package including car or car allowance, pension, healthcare, discretionary bonus and 28 days holiday plus bank holidays. We will always consider flexible working hours and arrangements. 

For more information on this Senior Estimators role or to enquire about other positions available within our highways business please contact Donna Apperley.

Galliford Try is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community


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