Senior Estimator - Main Contractor - Maidstone, Kent

  • Location Kent
  • Type Permanent
  • Salary £60,000 - £65,000 + package
  • Ref 1239

Join this growing Main Contractor as a Senior Estimator for an excellent opportunity with a varied workload of interesting projects across the South East.

Our client is a Main Contractor with projects running across the South East in a number of sectors, including; healthcare, education, R&D, commercial, public and residential.

Historically their key sectors have been the healthcare and education sectors but in the last few years their client base has grown dramatically which has allowed them to expand their project portfolio.

Having followed a pattern of controlled growth since their inception 10 years ago, they have accelerated in the last 3 years, trebling their turnover from £10m to £35m.

With a strong order-book, their growth continues and they are now recruiting for a Senior Estimator to join their operation in Maidstone, Kent.

Person Specification:

  • The successful applicant will have strong background as a Senior Estimator, ideally within a Main Contractor
  • You will ideally have 10+ years practical experience
  • Experience within the Education or healthcare sectors would be of particular interest
  • You will be a Senior Estimator with a proven track record of preparing tenders for main contractors
  • You will have excellent negotiation skills

Roles & Responsibilities:

Working on tenders ranging in value from £100k to £8m through a variety of procurement routes (traditional single stage, 2 stage, design and build from BQ’s, drawings and specification), you will cover all sectors with the exception of residential and industrial. Your primary responsibilities will be as follows: –

  • Provide a detailed ‘take-off’ and Bill of quantities
  • Analysis of exact requirements and identify areas that have implications to the company
  • Post tender liaison with clients project team to satisfactory progress project to award of contract

(At present our client does not operate an estimating software package but it would be an advantage if the candidate has experience of working with a few packages, so that they could become involved in establishing a package for use within the company)

Salary & Package:

Salary for this role will be circa £60,000 – £65,000 + package.


If you have the required skills and experience for this job and you would like to learn more, please apply with your CV ASAP – or call us on 01243 933 263.

If this is not the right commercial job for you, call us with your requirements. HD Surveyors has numerous clients with Quantity Surveyor jobs across London and the South East and can undertake a bespoke search on your behalf, ensuring that we find you the perfect Surveyor job.

Job Ref:1239

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