Location Normanton
Job-type Permanent
Salary £50000 - 60000 per year car or car allowance
Contact Daniel Priestley-Lowe
Call 07935 524351
Reference DPL 12092015

Estimator – up to £60,000 + car or car allowance

Normanton, West Yorkshire

“A rare and exciting opportunity for an experienced Estimator to take ownership of their own region of work and progress to the next level!”

The Company

Since 1987 this Tier 1 contractor have grown to be one of the largest privately owned infrastructure companies in the UK with regional offices across England & Scotland. They have grown into being one the most recognisable Tier 1 contractors on Network Rail supply chain and have been certified as Gold ROSPA with NR for the past 2 years for efficiency on plant and Engineering. Last year the rail business exceeded their projected turnover achieving £61million, which was a great result in the middle of a pandemic. They have a strong pipeline of projected works, having the CP6 IP frameworks for both Central and Anglia. Their rail framework division turn over upwards of £20million.

About the Role

Reporting to the Lead Estimator, the Estimator will be in charge of taking on and leading the estimating function for all bids and tenders for the Eastern region. 90% of the bids are rail based (geo-technical, civils, groundworks), now, due to their increased footprint in the region, the company are seeing a significant increase in building/civils opportunities (Station refurbs, footbridges, Access For All (AFA) schemes, station maintenance etc).

The Estimator will play a pivotal role in leading the bid process and will work collaboratively with the Project teams (PMs, CMs, Agents, Planner, QSs) to produce bids – this collaborative approach can be quite unique and is vital to the company’s success as it gives accountability to all involved from the outset. The Estimator will therefore have to be a strong communicator and have experience in managing individuals and teams. They will also be responsible for the management and mentorship of a Junior Estimator so will be expected to train and develop this individual as well as recruit more to the team to meet demand. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to come in and build a team and ‘own the Eastern region’. Opportunity to grow their own team and progress to a Lead estimator role. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Estimating on a wide range of project types and values (typically between £1million to £5million)
  • Developing tender strategy with commercial and operations teams
  • Managing the tender process with the Lead Estimator
  • Ensuring key risks and opportunities are identified
  • Ensuring Client’s requirements are met with a commercially viable tender
  • Building and maintaining effective and genuine Client and supplier relationships
  • Ensuring effective internal engagement, handover, and feedback
  • Coaching and developing members of the estimating team

The Ideal Candidate

  • Experienced Estimator (Essential)
  • Rail experience would be preferable but civil engineering experience would suffice (Essential)
  • Experience Estimating with Tier 1 or Tier 2 Contractor (Essential)
  • Experience estimating from 1st principles (Essential)
  • Great communication skills (Essential)
  • Management/mentoring experience (Desirable)


  • Competitive salary of up to £60,000 based on experience
  • Company car or car allowance scheme
  • 26 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • Agile working
  • Bupa health cover
  • Other lifestyle benefits

How to Apply

If you meet the essential criteria above and are interested in the position then please click apply or send your CV to Alternatively, if you are on the fence and want some more information please call me for a confidential chat on 07935 524351. The client are keen to get the right Estimator started as soon as possible, so please don’t hesitate to apply.


Ganymede Solutions specialises in Manufacturing, Infrastructure, Civil, Transportation and general Engineering recruitment on both a permanent and contract basis – for more opportunities like this one, visit our website.  

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