Senior Estimator / Business Development Manager

Location North Yorkshire
Discipline: Construction
Job type: Permanent
Salary: ££45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent
Contact name: Dale Roberts

Contact email:
Job ref: DR604_1634140288
Published: 13 days ago
Startdate: ASAP

Senior Estimator

My client are seeking an experienced Senior Estimator.

They are a well-established design, fabrication, manufacturing, and installation company in the structural steel industry, working on commercial and industrial projects.

The Role:

  • Preparation of tenders for structural steel projects.
  • Collating accurate, detailed, and timely tenders based on drawings, specifications, bills of quantities, models, and other information to secure profitable work orders.
  • Sourcing subcontractor and supplier quotations, analysing information for ambiguity, risk and qualification and seeking clarification where necessary.
  • Communicate with Design team, Main Contractors & Clients.
  • Working with Head of Estimating, the successful candidate will be expected to oversee and drive growth in the UK Operations.
  • In preparation of the complete estimate, you will be working closely with Production Management, Programmes, Site Management & Company Directors.
  • Verify that all works elements have been considered prior to reporting to the Directors.
  • Identification and development of mutually beneficial Value Engineering options.
  • File tender documentation in accordance with Kiernan Steel Group's company procedures.
  • Read & understand bid instructions, specifications & drawings.
  • Prepare a "take off" of materials included in the job, if necessary, estimate all necessary labour, materials & equipment to prepare a thorough estimate.
  • Upon securing of a new project, prepare project budgets & handover documentation for post contract team & accounts team.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office is essential. It would be an advantage to have experience in Tekla.
  • Exercise good judgment and experience in working with purchasing, steel erection labour, equipment, and transportation costs to arrive at a full cost estimate with appropriate profit margins to achieve Company's goals.
  • Assemble all pricing information and budgets using our standardized formats.
  • Determine areas within an estimate that require further clarification and submit a Request for Information (RFI).
  • Visit construction sites and observe unusual or challenging conditions in preparation of the tender.
  • You will be expected to complete your own proposals using company templates to establish the scope of work and supply the bid.
  • Proactively engage with clients & main & sub-contractors to secure orders.


A Degree in Quantity Surveying & a minimum of 5 years of estimating experience in the structural steel industry.

The candidate:

  • 5 years experience of estimating within the Structural Steel Industry.
  • You must have Structural Steel experience.
  • It is expected that the successful candidate will have experience of UK construction and specifically the steel Industry.
  • Excellent numerical, analytical, communication and organisational skills, commercial acumen, problem-solving ability, IT skills.
  • Confidentiality and attention to detail are imperative.
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication with the ability to communicate with all internal and external partners.
  • Organisational skills.
  • Excellent negotiator.
  • Proven track record in securing tenders & winning profitable business opportunities.

Job Type: Permanent