Atkins Search have an exciting opportunity for an Estimator to join an established, privately owned construction main contractor based in Leicestershire.


Our client is

a reputable construction specialising in specific sectors, becoming the expert in their chosen field. Operating across the healthcare, education and commercial delivering projects of up to £8m.

With a secured pipeline of work, you will have the opportunity to work on interesting and dynamic tenders, with opportunities for progression available as the business continues to grow.

  • Professional and approachable working environment
  • Market-leading contractor in their chosen sectors
  • Exciting opportunities to progress as part of an expanding team
  • Secured pipeline of interesting, dynamic projects
  • Established and supportive team


As the Estimator, you will be a key member of the preconstruction team focusing on producing competitive tenders as part of the construction work stream, compiled using a combination of trade package subcontract enquiries and first-principal pricing methods.

You will be joining a business whose development is on the upward trajectory, which provides an opportunity to progress in your career as the business continues to grow their sectors and turnover.


As the Estimator, you will be delivering varied, competitive tenders across multiple sectors, supported by the wider Preconstruction and Commercial team.

  • Review of tender documentation to establish subcontract trade package and material requirements
  • Assess tender documentation to compile individual trade package subcontract enquiries
  • Compilation and issuing of tender enquiries to subcontractors and suppliers
  • Assessment and alignment of received subcontract tenders
  • Identify and compile Tender Qualifications / Exclusions
  • Produce Tender Cost document from in-house standard form / format
  • Identify any ‘gaps’ in pricing and capture via means of labour / plant / material pricing from 1st principle
  • Ability to identify and build tender stage programmes
  • Produce take-offs for general works (floor finishes, partitions, ceiling finishes etc)
  • Pricing of project Preliminaries based on programme durations and identification of preliminary
  • requirements (welfare, waste, protection etc)


The ideal candidate will have experience operating as an Estimator on behalf of a construction main contractor, with experience working on refurbishment schemes across the healthcare, education, commercial or similar sectors.

  • Ability to work well under pressure, to meet tight timescales and deadlines
  • Work well as part of a team as well as the ability to work with own initiative
  • Desire and commitment to develop understanding of the role and the construction industry and differing sectors
  • Excellent IT skills, particularly Microsoft Office
  • Excellent time management and negotiation skills
  • Successful Enhanced DBS (This will be obtained by our client as part of the onboarding process)


Excellent opportunity to join a reputable, privately owned main contractor operating as part of a collaborative team.

  • Competitive salary and package
  • Company car or allowance
  • Regular opportunities for progression
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Laptop and Phone
  • Company pension scheme
  • Eye care
  • Long service awards

Atkins Search act as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. We specialise in Construction, Consultancy, Residential and Infrastructure recruitment, and service in the East and West Midlands, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Lincolnshire, Peterborough, and Northern Home Counties regions.

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