Civils and Building Estimator

Location Bristol
Job-type Permanent
Salary £60000 - 70000 per year Benefits
Reference 12093502LB

Civils & Building Estimator

£60,000 - £70,000 + Car (or allowance) & Benefits


The investment by the UK government into the rail network continues to increase and opportunities with our client come with that investment. If you are an Estimator from a rail, civils or construction background looking for a new and exciting opportunity in a thriving billion-pound organisation with a healthy pipeline of projects coupled with an outstanding tender success ratio, then this will be for you!

The role

This role spans both the rail and civil engineering aspects of the business offering a variety of schemes to price, ranging from reactive works to £multimillion projects.

As an Estimator you will be required to alongside a close-knit team including Bid Managers and Pre-Construction Managers. You will also engage with operational and delivery staff such as Project Managers and/or Site Managers to obtain vital information to provide competitive, high-quality prices.  

You will be responsible for pricing projects such as embankments, canopies, new build bridges, drainage utilising the First Principles methodology. You will report into an experienced Senior Estimator who will provide the highest level of support to you where needed, but as you progress will give you the freedom to work autonomously!

Your main responsibility will be submitting and agreeing final prices for board submission to a variety of clients including Rail Network Operators, Train Operating companies and private investors.

Invites to tender come through rapidly making this an exciting and fast paced environment to work witihn.

The company:

One of the UK’s largest privately owned Tier 1 contractors in the Rail Industry is experiencing a period of huge growth after being awarded several key contracts in UK. Due to winning these bids they need to grow the team to keep up with demand (which is in no short supply!), offering job security and stability. They carry out contracts directly for Network Rail and other train operators across the UK and have a wide variety of Rail infrastructure projects they are working on including building refurbishments, Mechanical and Electrical, Structure remediations, Earthworks and planned maintenance.  

They also invest heavily in the future of the business, whether it is on professional qualifications (for example encouraging their team to achieve chartered status) and have a Gold Award for “Investors in People which is testament to how seriously they take their role as a major UK employer.


Basic salary is subject to experience and is accompanied with generous holiday entitlement of 25 days plus bank holidays. They will also provide funding and support training and development and offer full support in candidates that express the appetite to progress.

There is the opportunity for you to take either a company vehicle or a vehicle allowance as well as 5% pension contributions within the package being offered. Agile/Hybrid/Flexible working is also available, but you will also need to maintain a presence within the office.

About you:

An Estimator who can demonstrate capability in working to targets and deadlines as well as overcoming challenges will thrive in this environment. A minimum of HND / HNC or Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering is required,  or alternatively significant experience in this discipline will suffice!

You will also require a full and clean UK driving license.

Next Steps

Can you do estimations from first principle? Do you have experience using Estimating specific software? If this sounds like it could be you please email me or call 07583 008 777 for your chance to move or advance in the UK’s most thriving infrastructure sector.

Ganymede is committed to creating a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of age, disability, gender, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation

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