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Lead Estimator

  • Job reference: TR-002871
  • Sector: Infrastructure, Roads & Bridges, Transportation
  • Location: Leatherhead
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Why not...

Connect Plus Services (CPS) is a joint venture contract made up of Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering, Atkins and Egis. The contract maintains and operates the M25 DBFO including surrounding roads on behalf of the Highways Agency and provides an excellent opportunity to work on one of the busiest networks in Europe.

The Structures Asset comprises over 2400 individual highway structures ranging from small span structures to the QEII Bridge at the Dartford River Crossing. 

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the team that manages and improves one of the busiest motorways in Europe - the M25.

We are looking for an Estimator to join us to work in Surrey.


To manage and co-ordinate all estimating aspects of a bid, ensuring that high quality, competitive proposals are delivered to the customer in a manner consistent with the Balfour Beatty management system.

To establish and maintain positive and effective relationships with customers, partners and bid team. 

As Lead Estimator, you will:


  • Lead the bid process to ensure that tender deliverables are produced in a timely and effective manner;
  • Oversee and/or interrogate design options and ‘value’ solutions, and if appropriate, identify the attractiveness of a project based on sound estimating principles.
  • Review customer’s drawings and specifications to prepare accurate costing sheets for materials, labour and equipment;
  • Ensure compliance with Balfour Beatty CSUK procedures, including pre-construction gate process;
  • Assess and manage risk and opportunity and support negotiations as part of the pricing process;
  • Collate and review tender documents and submission requirements in a timely way, ensuring all financial information is identified and provided and accurate compliant design proposals are included;
  • Establish and agree key plant rates.
  • Previous experience of managing/implementing all aspects of the estimating process for projects, within the construction industry is required, along with a valid CSCS card; 
  • Membership of a relevant professional body and/or a relevant professional qualification is desirable, such as RICS/CIOB/RIBA/ICE/CIBSE;
  • Working knowledge of best practice solutions and optimisation of innovative ideas and an understanding of the principles of Lean Construction and 5D cost planning is desirable.
  • An understanding of BIM and how to read and assemble BIM models and produce appropriate reports from them;
  • Good working knowledge of pricing and quantification methods is required;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required, coupled with an ability to form effective relationships with partners under time pressure;
  • A desire to continuously pursue innovation and development, with a focus on the customer and the business is required. Proficiency in IT, numeracy and MS Office Basic & Estimating Systems is essential.



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