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Senior Estimator- Groundworks & Civil

Senior Estimator- Groundworks & Civil

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Job Role: Senior Estimator- Groundworks

Salary: £40,000-£60,000 dependant on experience

Job type: Full time, permanent

Location: Cambridge

Start date: ASAP


We are seeking a talented individual for the role of Senior Estimator to oversee the entire estimating and tendering process for our division.

Day To Day Responsibilities:

  • Manage all aspects of estimating and tendering for Groundworks and Civil Engineering projects, primarily in Housing/Commercial and Industrial sectors.
  • Oversee projects from tender stage to completion and final accounts.
  • Measure and value work accurately.
  • Allocate labour, plant, and procure materials effectively.
  • Maintain control of procurement and labour, including subcontractors, ensuring professionalism and cost-effectiveness.
  • Act as a key liaison between the production team and clients, conveying project specifics and requirements.
  • Collaborate with client commercial teams and attend site meetings as necessary.
  • Prepare and assess subcontract enquiries and quotations.
  • Identify and manage contract variations.
  • Prepare and submit project invoices and final accounts.
  • Cultivate and sustain relationships with clients and project stakeholders.
  • Actively pursue new tender opportunities as part of business development efforts.


  • Expertise in quantity surveying and estimating for Groundworks and Civil Engineering projects, particularly in large-scale Housing developments.
  • Team-oriented approach to delivering projects safely, on time, and within budget.
  • Proficiency in various forms of contracts, especially the JCT contract range.
  • Experience with estimating software and documentation such as Excel, Adobe, and Bluebeam.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, with a keen eye for detail in commercial documentation.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently.
  • Capacity to handle external and internal demands promptly.
  • Demonstrated commercial acumen.


This position is based in Cambridge. Please consider your commuting times before applying.

If you meet the above requirements and are eager to take on this challenging role, we encourage you to apply.

Reference: 52108277

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