Senior Estimator


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Morgan Sindall Infrastructure
Vacancy title
Senior Estimator
Commercial, Pre-construction
Contract type
Full time permanent

Senor Estimator

Location: Newport

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 Energy Water business for an ambitious and talented Senior Estimator

Currently focussed on the Energy and Water sectors, our business is evolving to ensure that we remain a major player as the UK adapts to climate change and achieves carbon net zero.

About the role

As a Senior Estimator you will:

  • Provide and manage an overall bid estimate which can be presented distinct governance gateways (mid-bid and settlement)
  • Assess tender documentation, requirements and report findings to team
  • Produce and deliver the estimate workbook showing bottom-up estimate, benchmark and supply chain comparisons leading to the completion of the client’s activity pricing schedule
  • Prepare and run bid workshops to capture staff, labour, plant and subcontract costs
  • Proactively work with the operational teams, supply chain and specialists to seek the optimal solution to differentiate the bid, including innovation, with respect to price positioning
  • Build effective relationships to establish two-way dialogue with customers and suppliers
  • Involvement in the adjudication process
  • Attend post tender negotiation with a view to taking the responsibilities
  • Prepare submission documents
  • Review successful and unsuccessful submissions, feedback and lessons learnt to promote continuous improvement. Provide relevant feedback to Senior Management and other stakeholders as required. Striving for continual development of the precontract team.


About you

You will be an experienced Senior Estimator with more than 5 years’ experience with the following attributes:

  • Experience of Civils Infrastructure Water projects greater than £20m required
  • Experience of bidding and securing complex frameworks preferred
  • Experience of NEC 3 & 4 contract mechanisms and requirements with a strong commercial acumen
  • Degree qualified with an engineering discipline preferred
  • Undertake detailed pricing research as bid preparation
  • Ability to take-off quantities from tender documentation / drawings
  • An in-depth knowledge and management of supply chain engagement at preconstruction to support project estimates
  • In-depth knowledge of project programmes to underpin robust project estimates for supply chain packages, prelims and labour
  • The ability to engage with discipline leads / specialist matter experts (SMEs), stakeholders to develop a winning bid
  • Full working knowledge of estimating software

The following personable skills are required:

  • Excellent communicator with effective people leadership skills
  • Excellent organisational, planning and time management skills; able to manage projects simultaneously without compromising on standards and quality
  • High standard of written English
  • Demonstrable project management skills
  • High standard of skills with Microsoft applications.

What's in it for you?

Below is a selection of benefits that are available to you at Morgan Sindall Infrastructure.

  • Generous holiday entitlement with the option to buy five days
  • Flexible and adaptable working
  • Family friendly policies and work/life approach
  • Mentoring programmes and continuous learning support
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Recognition scheme and long service awards
  • Car scheme and Private Medical Insurance (if applicable to role)

We also provide the option to participate in our share-save scheme; discounts including cycle to work and gym membership; a support and advice service for colleagues and their families, and more.

About the Energy Water Team:

Our teams work within the energy and water sectors working helping customers them make the most of their existing assets as well as building new assets to continually improve the UK’s energy and water infrastructure. We do this by putting our customers first, using innovative ideas and challenging the status quo.

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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