25th August 2022
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Job Type
Pay Rate
£45-£60k dependent on experience


Our client based in Shipley is looking to recruit a Estimator on a full time, permanent basis.

Responsibilities for Estimators

  • Take reasonable care for their own health and safety and that of other persons who might be affected by their actions.
  • Clearly communicate company policies and expectations to all personnel and all subcontractors when procuring services.
  • Ensure that environmental and H&S factors such as risk assessment, selection criteria, effectiveness and performing monitoring are considered in the selection of all sub-contractors.
  • Support, encourage and monitor that information is being communicated and consulted with employees and other interested parties.
  • Keep health and safety equal to all other business activities such as timescales and quality when making business related communications and decisions.
  • For all working activities ensure that the environmental and H&S risk assessment has outlined all potential hazards at each stage and indicated precautions to be adopted.
  • Make full use of any safeguarding systems that are provided for their use.
  • Make full and proper use of any personal protective equipment provided for their use.
  • Ensure that all subcontractors supply their own required personal protective equipment.
  • Treat people with courtesy and respect always, seek out examples of good health and safety practices.


Estimator Tasks

Tender Process

  • Receive notification to tender from Partner(s).
  • Visit site to establish any restrictions, access, and unique features.
  • Preparing Information Required schedule/ issuing queries to the client/ client’s representative.
  • Measuring tender drawings and creating a bill of quantities in accordance with the relevant specifications and tender documents.
  • Issue subcontract enquiries requesting quotations ensuring only good quality responsible subcontractors are used (approved data base) and help to maintain an approved subcontract data base.
  • Collate information, rates and prices from subcontract quotations to include within costs and compile tender bid.
  • Establish the requirements of each trade and agree a schedule of materials and plant required for the project.
  • Ensure that materials and equipment proposed comply with manual handling requirements.
  • Allow for suitable mechanical offloading of materials and equipment in the tender.
  • Make use of relevant computer software including Conquest, Excel, Word and Autodesk DWG True View.
  • Ensure that delivery times or any restrictions in vehicle size been identified to the subcontract companies.
  • Include for material delivery (especially bricks and blocks) on suitable pallets.
  • Ensure that any specific items of plant and equipment are included within the tender i.e. should there be any special ground conditions such as piling etc.
  • Ensure that scaffolding requirements been fully considered, access stairs, loading bays, design etc.
  • Ensure that where subcontractor’s prices are used in tenders that the company are on the approved data base. If new subcontractor’s price is to be used, ensure completion and authorisation of new subcontractor approval documentation prior to using in a tender.
  • Ensure that enough time and resources are included in the tender.
  • Tender prepared and reviewed with partner(s) prior to sending to client / client’s representative.


Initial Phase

  • Attend pre-start meeting handover of all tender information.
  • Brief the construction team about the project.



  • Ensure that any equipment provided for you, is used correctly.
  • Report any defects to you manager.


Risk Assessment

  • Identify hazards and where necessary carry out a risk assessment.
  • Report any concerns or hazards to your manager.



  • Identify any training requirements that may be required for people under your control or your department.
  • Ensure that procedures are followed, and that regular review of the procedures is carried out.

Site Visits

  • During site visits wear the correct PPE and report immediately to the site office for an induction.
  • Personally speak to people you consider to be working unsafely and not wearing the correct PPE.
  • Confirm your concerns to the Site Manager

Emergency Preparedness

  • Make sure an Emergency Plan to determine action in case of specified emergencies must be designed, written down, put in place and tested.
  • Make sure you, or anyone under your supervision, knows the procedure and follows any instructions.
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