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Lead Estimator - Construction

  • Job reference: 927810
  • Location: Esher, Surrey
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Building, Construction & Infrastructure
  • Date posted: 27/09/2019

We are looking for a Lead Estimator - Construction - for a client in Surrey on a permanent basis.

The successful candidate will ensure that competitive cost estimates are achieved during the bid phase of a project, and that ongoing forecasting is maintained to allow correct decisions to be made during execution.
This is an office-based role, with an expectation that the incumbent will spend periods on construction sites within the EMEA region, and the Contractor home office.

What's involved

  • Generating Cost Estimates to the required class. This may cover all aspects of Construction activities, including Civils, Mechanical and E&I
  • Supporting Procurement Contracting in developing and writing winning bidding and contracting strategies in support of the estimate development
  • Ensuring accurate conversion of cost estimates to budgets
  • Supporting Project and Design strategies related to the Construction by developing cost details for alternative strategies
  • Acting in the dual role of Quantity Surveyor as and when required
  • Contractor Engagement and Management


What we're looking for

  • Relevant Engineering Degree underpinned with significant experience in construction / construction estimating / QS gained from working on large multi discipline sites, and leading to a strong technical competence
  • A Team Player with good coordination, presentation and report writing skills.
  • Results oriented. Must be able to understand impact of decisions/changes on construction costs
  • Ability to work autonomously, reliably communicating upwards when appropriate.
  • Air separation / industrial gas plant construction experience will be highly regarded

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.