Vacancy details

South West England

Morgan Sindall Construction
Vacancy title
Cost Planner
Contract type
Full time permanent
South West England
Brighton / Canterbury

Cost Planner

Location: Brighton


Talented people are the key to our success

About us:

Would you like to work for a progressive and ambitious company which is also one of the most successful within the UK construction and infrastructure industry? 

Morgan Sindall provides national construction and infrastructure services to private and public sector customers across a comprehensive range of markets. We aim to create great results for our customers, partners and ourselves.



We have a fantastic opportunity within our Construction business for an ambitious and talented Cost Planner.

The successful candidate will be joining the existing team of passionate and dedicated construction professionals.

Experience of working on educational, healthcare, leisure or residential schemes between £5 and £20 million is an advantage.

We are looking for people who share our passion for the project at hand whilst also being able to work within a fun and hardworking team environment.

We are currently working on large and exciting projects such as the following:



  • Support the pre-construction team for preparing cost plans and tenders to secure projects, in particular competitive design and build tenders for both new build and refurbishment projects including liaising with planners, design managers and preconstruction managers to deliver innovative solution
  • Obtain the most competitive quotes by understanding current market trends
  • Identify and report on risk and opportunity / scope
  • Produce accurate net estimates in accordance with Morgan Sindall standards to win work
  • Prepare accurate and competitive estimates and cost plans

Already experienced as a cost planner you will have the ability to take-off quantities, along with a proficiency using Conquest estimating software and creating Excel reports. Cost planning knowledge and experience and an understanding of construction technology and innovative techniques is essential in this role.

You will be educated to degree or HNC/HND level in a relevant technical discipline. 


About the Brighton team

With a passion to serve customers we have developed a professional, understated approach, where our people in London and Home Counties are encouraged and rewarded to work as a team to achieve Perfect Delivery.

The success of this strategy to: find – win – deliver – repeat has yielded a healthy forward order book, giving us the stability to fully focus on strengthening our long-term work winning capability in our primary sectors of: education, public sector frameworks, civic buildings, investment linked opportunities and healthcare.

 We can potentially consider certain types of flexible working in this role for the right candidate, subject to meeting business needs.

Morgan Sindall is an equal opportunities employer and has been accredited with the Positive About Disabled People ‘Two Ticks’ accreditation.  We are also an Investors in People company.

Morgan Sindall is unable to employ anyone who does not have the legal right to live and work in the UK.

In the recruitment process all applicants are required to provide the necessary right to work information and documentation.


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