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Estimator (Nuclear New Build)

  • Job reference: FG-003344
  • 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 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 Estimator is an important role, with accountability to the Senior Estimator, for successful estimating on one or more of our Client’s contracts. As such the Estimator is empowered to make decisions around principle accountability areas including measurement, methodology and rate selection under the overall guidance of the Senior Estimator.

The Estimator will be the primary point of estimating support on the contract/s assigned to them and will be required to work closely and pro-actively with the other stakeholders at all levels and across their own and other teams within our Client’s organisation 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 Estimators to:

  • Integrate with and provide an estimating role to multi-disciplined project teams.
  • Ensure the implementation of the client’s estimating procedures.
  • Review, evaluate, validate and report on existing estimates for projects.
  • Assist in risk and opportunity exercises and reviews.
  • Support Value Management exercises.
  • Provide guidance and mentoring to Assistant Estimators under their control.

 To join us, you will have:

  • Minimum of HNC/HND diploma or degree in a cost or engineering related discipline or be qualified by experience.
  • Full membership of the RICS / CICES / IOB / ACostE or equivalent professional body is desirable.
  • Working knowledge of the estimating process and a good understanding of the requirements to produce a project Estimate and Basis of Estimate.
  • An analytical bias with the ability to provide solutions to issues.
  • Ability to interpret technical specifications and engineering drawings of varying complexity.
  • Ability to co-ordinate disparate information into a coherent estimate.
  • Familiarity with recognised methods of measurement.
  • Familiarity with WBS/CBS.
  • Appreciation of engineering, licensing, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning processes.
  • Understanding of and experience in a nuclear / oil and gas / petro-chemical / pharmaceutical / infrastructure / manufacturing sector.
  • Skills to act as deputy to Senior Estimators.
  • Good negotiating, influencing and communication skills to command professional respect at all levels.
  • Knowledge of construction management and project management.
  • Report writing and presentation skills.
  • Strong MS Excel skills and a working knowledge of other MS Office products, experienced in the use of Estimating software packages. Working knowledge of SAP would be desirable.
  • 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. Good decision making.


  1.  Being honourable, trustworthy, fair and honest – respecting confidentiality.
  2. Acting as a role model for other estimating staff.


  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: 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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