senior estimator in london

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£ 55,000 per year
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construction & property
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£ 55,000 per year
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job description

We have a long-term requirement for an experienced Senior Estimator with familiarity with bulk earthworks and tunnelling projects to provide key support to the cost estimating team engaged upon developing the estimate for a major Rail project. Based in London or Birmingham, the role would involve reviewing, evolving and validating cost estimates and undertaking option comparisons to a high level of integrity for key elements of the proposed line. You would need a background in civils estimating with good experience of tunnelling projects (including EPB driven tunnels), be able to use the Candy estimating system and have strong analytical and communications skills.


* Demonstrable experience in civils estimating including a significant amount of tunnelling schemes some of which need to be bored tunnels
* High proficiency in identifying, assessing and evaluating risks in civils and particularly tunnelling projects
* Experience of assessing and pricing utilities diversions
* A strong analytical approach
* An ability to communicate results of options appraisal and sifts clearly and concisely
* Proven ability to use CCS Candy software to produce estimates
* IT proficient with a high level of proficiency in Excel
* Educated to degree level with a relevant degree in engineering or surveying


* Experience of undertaking estimating and cost planning for rail projects
* Familiarity with proprietary estimating systems especially Cost OS
* Proficient in use and application of cost modelling and benchmarking techniques
* Membership of a relevant professional institution


* Production of accurate and comprehensive estimates for tunnelling schemes from outline designs within challenging timescales
* Production of accurate and comprehensive estimates for earthworks and structures from outline designs within challenging timescales
* Review, validation and development of existing estimates
* Instigate and lead risk reviews and assessments of different design options
* Report on the findings of cost estimate comparisons and risk assessments
* Contribute actively to workshops designed to appraise options and develop risk assessments
* Review and capture emerging requirements e.g. environmental remediation measures in order to incorporate of cost and risk analyses
* Undertake benchmarking of estimates

Interested? Call Niamh Finnegan on 02036800640

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Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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