Civil Engineering Estimators

Highways England
Manchester, Lancashire
40,911 - 56,255 per annum
Jan 28, 2022
Feb 10, 2022
Position Type
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Your new role - This role is for multiple locations throughout the UK (Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Bedford, Bristol, Guilford)

Due to continued growth and investment, National Highways is recruiting Civil Engineering Estimators to join our Commercial Services team. As an Estimator, you will actively engage with a range of key stakeholders to produce cost estimates and advise on planning and estimating matters across a range of high value, high profile Civil Engineering schemes throughout their lifecycle. You will also contribute to the development of a process improvement approach to cost engineering improving capability across the function with the opportunity to lead and mentor Assistant Estimators, Graduates and Apprentices within the team. This is a great opportunity to join National Highways, as well as being a major client investing billions across the strategic road network, we offer exposure to civil engineering projects that are connecting communities, sustaining business and support the economy. - This role is for multiple locations throughout the UK (Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Bedford, Bristol, Guilford)

What you'll be leading on
  • Using your expertise to provide detailed cost estimates for projects and programmes, in order to provide information to a range of areas to plan effectively.
  • Responsible for working on projects throughout their lifecycle, providing timely and accurate outputs in accordance with the estimating manual to provide information to project boards.
  • Lead in the effective implementation of consistent reporting templates to capture and analyse relevant data to ensure that there is a consistent approach from all peers.
  • Undertake project and scheme cost estimates with Project Teams up to and post Early Contractor Involvement award stage.
  • Ensure contractors' estimates, including Target Costs / budget setting, are audited to support the effective cost driven management of all projects.
  • Utilise software effectively in order to produce the most accurate estimates for work, supporting the timeliness and cost accurateness of projects and schemes.
  • Work closely with Supply Chain in order to negotiate intricacies both from a measurement standpoint and contractual elements.

To be successful
  • You will hold a qualification at degree level as a minimum in one the following disciplines Civil Engineering / Quantity Surveying / Estimation;
  • You will be a proven Estimator / Quantity Surveyor / Cost Engineer with experience gained in an Civil Engineering environment.
  • You will have demonstrable expertise in a specific range of estimation and cost engineering techniques.
  • You will have experience of working with and development of estimating templates, tools and techniques.
  • You will have the ability to work in a complex structured project and programme management environment to tight deadlines.
  • You actively engage with project stakeholders and work closely with project teams ensuring effective communication to achieve the desired outputs.
  • You are able to use Microsoft Office Suite including Microsoft Project or similar planning tools effectively.

A bit about us

There's never been a better time to join our Commercial and Procurement team. We're a growing, vibrant team helping to drive the most ambitious roads investment programme our country has ever seen… You'll be involved in the design of our modern, progressive contracts and partnerships, negotiating best commercial terms, galvanizing innovation and producing smart cost estimates and plans. Building in every opportunity to ensure that our customers and road workers get home safe and well every day while travelling or working on our road network.

Why you should join us

At National Highways we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this. We're proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers. So if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion for what you do, work effectively in a team, and demonstrate integrity in how you do it - then you'll be a great fit for our organisation. Our vision is that everyone who uses our roads, as well as those who work for us, get home, safe and well. Our Home Safe and Well approach sets out our commitments and how our employees can contribute.

And finally we reserve the right to close before the advertised closing date, so we recommend completing your application as soon as possible.

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