Senior Estimator

Joining nmcn will open a door full of opportunities, where our people are nurtured for success and empowered to build their own adventure. We believe in your development, potentiality and growth. We aspire to be industry leading with renewed focus on having a positive impact on everything we touch.

We work in partnership and collaboration with our customers, to deliver major built environment and critical national infrastructure projects across the UK. Our specialist engineering and construction teams bring multi-sector innovation and technical skill – primarily all aspects of Civil Engineering estimating including; large-scale non-infrastructure projects such as attenuation shafts, flood prevention/sea defence, potable water treatment & sewerage treatment plants, buildings and highways construction.

An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Estimator to work within the proposals team processing tenders from receipt to submission.

What you’ll be doing day to day
  • Maintain tender database with all new tenders
  • Reviewing tender documentation to fully determine and understand the conditions set out
  • Quantify the extent of the works involved from tender documents
  • Engage in the bid process to ensure timely production of submission documentation
  • Identify potential risks and opportunities associated with the tender documents
  • Identify and engage supply chain to maximise commercial opportunities and savings during the bids process
  • Preparation of accurate and competitive cost estimates from first principals for a wide variety of civil engineering works, predominately in the Water Industry
  • Check & ensure maintenance of a controlled copy of tender document & resultant communications
  • Risk review of the tender to inform bid decisions in conjunction with Proposals staff
  • Prepare subcontract & materials enquiries and review subsequent quotations
  • Prepare an accurate cost estimate for the preliminary resources required to carry out the works in accordance with agreed programme & engineering requirements
  • Check labour & plant resources accumulated in the cost estimate with those derived from the tender programme
  • Prepare & present the commercial aspects of the tender to the Managers for adjudication and approval
  • Prepare the commercial tender for submission to the Client
  • On acceptance of tender by Client check proposed contract reflects the enquiry documents and subsequent offer
  • Prepare and present the commercial handover documents to the contract delivery team
  • Liaise with construction teams to ensure output & resource data collected providing feedback for future tenders

The experience we’re looking for in a candidate
  • Experience in developing civil engineering price build-ups from engineering design data and drawings
  • An industry applicable ONC/HNC/B.Eng or NVQ equivalent or at least 5 year’s Estimating experience 
  • Commercial and contractual awareness 

The personal attributes we're looking for in a candidate
  • Desire to understand and promote the Company purpose, vision, values and culture
  • Trustworthy and ethical approach, exercising discretion where required 
  • Organised, structured and professional, with a passion for excellence 
  • Flexibility, resilience and the ability to influence and build relationships at all levels
  • Commitment to the provision of excellent customer service
  • Experience in a fast paced, national and multi-site business
  • Self starter who has the ability to prioritise a varied workload and demonstrate good time management to comply with deadlines

What we can offer you 
  • Competitive Salary
  • Company car / Car allowance
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Holiday trading scheme
  • Perks at work scheme (discount from high street retailers)
  • Free eye test vouchers
  • Employee share scheme
  • 3x life assurance
  • Free Parking
  • Flexible Working
  • 5% enhanced pension contribution 

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