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About the Opportunity

Our work-winning team tender projects from £1m-£100m for a variety of clients, sectors, and regions. Careys are well established within our core markets, typically acting as specialist sub-contractor on sub and super-structure, demolition, hard & soft landscaping and enabling & infrastructure works.

Whether you’re currently working within estimating or would like to transition from a site-based Engineering, Project Management or Surveying role- we want to hear from you! Your practical and/or technical expertise will allow you to embed yourself within our experienced and collaborative work-winning team (circa 25 people across all levels) and further progress your estimating career.

Responsibilities include;

As Estimator, you will be responsible for the preparation and subsequent negotiation of tender submissions for a range of prestigious civil engineering projects. Working closely with Operational, Planning and Design teams you will value engineer solutions for clients within a department that secures continued work and growth for the company.

  • Examine incoming tenders to review contract potential and value engineer solutions for the client
  • Prepare rates for each item within the BOQ from first principles, technical knowledge and experience
  • Produce tender report in preparation for tender adjudication
  • Attend pre & post contract reviews and client meetings (a great opportunity to gain exposure to project planning, design and costing)
  • Measuring & ‘Taking-Off’ quantities from drawings
  • Sourcing pre-project information and supporting supplier / sub-contractor quotations, agreements & enquiries
  • Examine contract obligations
  • Client facing

About You

  • Degree qualified in Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying or Construction Management (preferred)
  • Site-based experience in varying projects inc. bulk earthworks, groundworks, substructure concrete, paving, roadworks, drainage and/or RC frame
  • Electronic measuring and standard methods of measurement experience (preferred)
  • Numerically minded with a sound commercial acumen
  • A confident communicator with demonstrable interpersonal skills and workplace relationships
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to adhere to strict deadlines

Unique Benefits

  • 37.5 hour week. Monday - Thursday, 9.00am to 5.30pm (1hr lunch). Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm (½hr lunch).
  • Agile working arrangement (home/site/office).
  • Competitive salary and benefits, including pension, healthcare, life assurance and travel allowance.
  • 26 days holiday per annum + Bank Holidays
  • Private, family business with a strong social purpose and respectful culture
  • Flexi-care benefits: Tastecard, Gym Membership, Cycle2Work, Holiday Trading (buy or sell up to 4 days), Health cash plan

About Us

Careys are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

How to Apply

Please send your CV and expression of interest to Koren Harries, Resourcing Partner on

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