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Rail Civils Estimator

Posted 9 March by SW Global Resourcing Easy Apply Ended

Deputising Arrangements:

The Authorised deputy for this post is: Commercial Manager

Competencies and Qualifications:

PTS preferable

Desirable BSC

Rail Projects and Estimating Experience (10 years preferable)

Civils structure works, earth works and all route works

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Liaise with and report to Head of Rail and Commercial Manager
  • Work with the Head of Rail, Project Managers and Site Managers to agree a suitable tender programme and methodology.
  • Submit fully compliant tenders in a timely manner.
  • Depending on tender value, ensure that tenders are reviewed by Head of Rail or Project Manager prior to submission.
  • Access and understand various documents or electronic information sources used in collating a tender
  • Attend client tender review meetings where required
  • Attend internal meetings where required
  • Undertake Site visits where required


  • Identify at tender stage:
    • Any specialist labour required to deliver the works.
    • Any training requirements required to deliver the works.
    • Any specialist activities that may require sub-contracting.
    • Any nominated sub-contractors or suppliers that must be used to deliver the works.
    • Any specialist materials which will require COSHH assessment, adoption of new working practices or special SQE measures.
    • Any specified materials that must be used to deliver the works.
    • Any materials that must have Network Rail product approval
    • Any specialist plant required to deliver the works
    • Any temporary speed restrictions required to deliver the works
    • Any environmental consents required to deliver the works
    • Any planning permission, heritage consents or Grade I-II listing that must be complied with
    • Any temporary works design or Form 002/003 design that will be required.
    • Any environmental, safety or quality legislation, procedures, standards or best practice that have been considered at tender stage.
    • Any Network Rail specifications, standards, drawings or letters of instruction that must followed.
    • Any other contract specific requirements relating to SQE Matters.
  • Maintain records of all tender assumptions and allowances relating to the labour, plant, material, design, subcontract and SQE Matters above.
  • Ensure that delivery team are made aware of all the tender assumptions and allowances at contract award.


  • Review contract documentation as required.
  • Act professionally at all times.
  • Always attend for work in a fit condition, fully rested and aware.
  • Understand and comply with company procedures, systems and policies.
  • Promote company interests when dealing with external parties

Required skills

  • Civil Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Estimators
  • Rail

Reference: 34645123

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