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Assistant Estimator (Nuclear New Build)

  • Job reference: FG-003343
  • Sector: Nuclear
  • Location: South West
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Why not...

Faithful+Gould is one of the world’s leading project and cost management consultancies operating at the forefront of industry sectors. Placing great emphasis on the training, development and progression of our staff, we’re dedicated to providing high quality professional services with cutting-edge expertise.

Our talent and capability within the Nuclear Sector is highly recognised, and being involved in a new generation of UK Nuclear Power Stations means that we are now looking for Assistant Estimators within the Industry Sector as part of our Commercial team to support our Clients project teams working on Nuclear New Build programmes.

This position covers projects in the West Region and will involve being based from our network of offices, client offices and sites.

The Assistant Estimator is responsible, on any contract assigned to them, for providing general estimating support to the Estimating Team. It is an important role, with accountability to the Estimator in accordance with delegated levels of authority.

The Assistant Estimator will be required to work closely and pro-actively with the other team members at all levels and across all the teams within the Project to ensure that the requirements of the individual contracts and their impact upon the overall project are successfully delivered.

Career progression and development opportunities will exist for the right candidate initially within this significant programme and also across other similar global programmes.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person with an appropriate background in the Industry sector, which will ideally be in nuclear, petro-chemical, pharmaceutical, infrastructure or manufacturing, to take their career to the next level.

We are looking for Assistant Estimators to:

  • Integrate with and provide estimating support to multi-disciplined project teams.
  • Support the estimators by carrying out tasks such as measurement, obtaining supply chain prices and quotes, checking and verifying outputs, collating data for benchmarking purposes, preparing progress reports.
  • Manage the compilation of data that underpins estimates.
  • Assist in risk and opportunity exercises and reviews.
  • Assist Value Management exercises

To join us, you will have:

  • Minimum of HNC/HND diploma or degree in a cost or engineering related discipline (or be progressing towards) or be qualified by experience.
  • Progressing towards full membership of the RICS / CICES / IOB / ACostE or equivalent professional body is desirable.
  • Good working knowledge of the estimating process and the requirements to produce a project Estimate.
  • Familiarity with recognised methods of measurement.
  • Experience in a nuclear / oil and gas / petro-chemical / pharmaceutical / infrastructure / manufacturing sectors would be desirable
  • Good negotiating, influencing and communication skills to command professional respect at all levels.
  • Report writing and presentation skills.
  • Good MS Excel skills and a working knowledge of other MS Office products.
  • Flexibility to be client office or site based according to the needs of the client.

The right person

To do well in this role you’ll need to be able to demonstrate the following:


  1. Having a clear direction and sense of purpose.
  2. The ability to innovate, think laterally and tackle new areas of risk and opportunity.
  3. Good communicator with the ability to adapt to different audiences, including influencing, negotiating, verbal, written and presentation skills.
  4. Effective decision making.


  1.  Being honourable, trustworthy, fair and honest – respecting confidentiality.


  1. Plans ahead, is able to identify important issues and works in a systematic way.


  1. Engaging and motivating in a team of professionals.
  2. Participate in a working environment of safety, autonomy and trust.

Faithful+Gould develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development courses designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents.  We provide a structured APC scheme and endorse Continuous Professional Development Activities. Faithful+Gould has been accredited with Investors In People.


Additional Information

You may be required to travel regularly as part of the role so a full driving licence and valid passport is required.

You may also be required to undertake a Clients competency assessment panel prior to being placed in role.

The UK Government have taken steps to reduce net migration to the UK by limiting the number of overseas workers from outside the EEA coming to the UK for employment. Please note that whilst we are able to consider applications from overseas workers from outside the EEA (who require a Tier 2 (General) visa) we can only employ them if we can provide evidence that there are no other suitable candidates for this vacancy from inside the EEA.

Security – Please note: Successful candidates will be required to undergo a security vetting process and offers of employment will be subject to security clearance being granted.


Please note: this position is part of an ongoing recruitment campaign for recurring skills for one of our largest projects. By submitting an application for this role you are registering an interest in roles that may be live currently and/or at some point in the future. As such, you may receive and initial profiling call, you may not receive immediate feedback and we will subsequently contact with you when a suitable live vacancy becomes available  



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