Senior Estimator

Posted 13 March 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Contract
DisciplineEngineering Skilled Trades Recruitment
Contact NameStewart Bryson

Job description

Contract Length: 18 months

Location: Aldermaston (3 days per week in the office)

IR35: Inside

Qualify for Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS): Yes

Key Accountabilities:

  • Implement best practice estimating policy, processes and procedures on projects.
  • Providing cost estimates and cost plans within levels of certainty, provisioning effective monitoring, forecasting and control of financial limits
  • Assist value engineering assessments and evaluation as part of the project process.
  • Providing estimating input to performance reporting, risk and change assessments.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Produce estimating deliverables in accordance with the appropriate procedures and guidelines
  • Estimating SME
  • Able to lead the development of cost estimate(s) set by the PM, PCM or task manager
  • Develop and maintain relationships with internal stakeholders
  • Able to review estimate bases including the supporting project controls, supply chain and technical artefacts
  • Providing robust cost advice and analysis to support key business decision making and reviews
  • Develop and maintain clear and auditable basis of estimate documentation
  • Review, assuring quality of cost estimating artefacts
  • Providing estimating support to risk assessments and mitigation actions


  • Solid 10 to 15 years experience
  • Defence background
  • Cost Planning experience
  • Cross sector experience

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.