Our work-winning team tender projects from £1m-£50m 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 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 and further progress your estimating career.


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The Role:

Reporting to the Managing Estimator, you will join a growing regional team. Across the wider Estimating function, Careys have 25+ Estimators at various levels. Whilst your predominant focus will be on tendering projects within the Scotland and North England (West), you may occasionally support projects within the London/South East and Midlands regions.

Responsibilities include:

As Estimator, you will be responsible for the pricing of cost plans and tender submissions for a range of prestigious civil engineering projects. Working closely with planning, preconstruction, commercial, design and operational teams you will value engineer solutions for clients within a department that secures continued work and growth for the company.

  • Review and understand the scope of works, drawings, specifications, and programme
  • Identify potential value engineering solutions
  • Prepare rates for each item within the BOQ from first principles
  • Produce tender reports in preparation for tender adjudication
  • Produce risk and opportunity registers
  • Attend pre & post contract reviews and client meetings
  • Measuring & ‘Taking-Off’ quantities from drawings
  • Source and evaluating incoming supplier / sub-contractor quotations
  • Take part in and encourage knowledge sharing and upskilling across the team

About You:

  • Minimum 2-years estimating experience with a civils contractor, pricing all/some of the following project types; bulk earthworks, groundworks, substructure, paving, roadworks, drainage, and RC Frames
  • Experience and understanding of applicable methods of measurement, typically SMM7
  • Electronic estimating software experience, preferably Causeway or Candy
  • 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
  • Degree qualified in Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying or Construction Management (preferred)


  • 37.5 hour week. Monday - Thursday, 9.00am to 5.30pm (1hr lunch). Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm (½hr lunch).
  • Agile working arrangement - minimum 3-days per week in the Glasgow office, with flexibility to work from home.
  • Competitive salary and benefits, including pension and car allowance.
  • 26 days holiday per annum + Bank Holidays
  • Optional Flexible Benefits: Dining Card, Gym Membership, Cycle to Work, Holiday Trading (buy or sell up to 4 days), Health Cash Plan, Dental and Critical Illness Insurance, Partner Life Assurance, Car Leasing and Discounts & Cashback.
  • 1 paid day for volunteering
  • Private, family business with a strong social purpose and respectful culture.

Carey Group is 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:

To apply or for further information/a full copy of the job description, please contact Emma Woodall, Resourcing Partner at

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