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Construction Estimator

Job Description

A Private Sector Construction Company based in Merseyside is currently looking for an Estimator to join their team as soon as possible.

This is a Full time, Hybrid working permanent role based in Merseyside, the ideal candidate will have experience in social housing Bid Management / Estimating.

The purpose of the role is to support the current team and commercial manger in analyse of current and future tenders.

Key responsibilities:

  • Analyse tender documentation (drawings, specification, scope of works)
  • Take-off and quantify construction works from tender drawings and specifications to identify materials, labour, and equipment requirements ensuring that all relevant details are considered.
  • Prepare and issue supply chain enquiries
  • Chase and gather quotations from suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Carry out analysis of returns quotations and identify most suitable solution.
  • Collaborate with project managers, buyers and subcontractors to clarify project requirements and resolve discrepancies.
  • Keep accurate records of all estimates, correspondence, and project-related documents.
  • Attend preconstruction meetings to provide support to delivery team in explaining the estimating theory and assumptions.
  • Support commercial team with any other estimating duties to ensure a quality, competitive and compliant bid is submitted.


  • Experience in an estimating role
  • Have knowledge of the construction industry and an good understanding of the estimating process
  • Computer literature (particularly MS excel)
  • Telephone skills i.e. confident and professional phone manner
  • Produce accurate work
  • Full driving license (Own method of transport (preferable))
  • Willing to learn and desire to develop and progress
  • Be flexible with working hours to meet deadlines as and when required
  • Numerate with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to remain focussed in a fast moving environment
  • Proactive, personable and an excellent communicator
  • Initiative and common-sense approach

The client is looking to move quickly with this role and as such are offering between £50,000 - £60,000 per year + Car Allowance based on experience.

So if this position sounds of interest, email a copy of your up to date CV to or call James at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967