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Senior Estimator - Infrastructure

Posted on Dec 10, 2018 by Arcadis

London, London United Kingdom
Immediate Start
Annual Salary


Senior Cost Planner / Senior Estimator - Infrastructure - London

The Exciting Opportunity:

If you have strong skills and experience in Cost Planning and Estimating and you are looking for the next step in your career with a major consultancy, read on. Join our team as a Senior Cost Consultant and we'll make sure you are involved with the projects, programmes and clients that operate at the cutting edge of the Infrastructure sector.

We are seeking to locate astute Senior Cost Planners / Senior Estimators to grow and lead the Infrastructure team in London on major projects and programmes within the Infrastructure sector. It is intended that the role will offer the opportunity to lead people and service delivery, allowing you to progress your career as far as you want it to go.

Our team is involved in some of the UK's most high profile and stimulating projects that are diverse and technically demanding. Given recent technological advancements and clients' demands of 'more for less', we are pioneering a step change in the way that the Infrastructure sector undertakes Cost Planning and Estimating and we are seeking the right people to take a leading role in this industry-wide transformation. As a high-profile consultancy, Arcadis have an enviable reputation in the development and delivery of some of the world's best projects and programmes. Our key Infrastructure clients in the UK include:

  • Transport for London

  • High Speed 2

  • Network Rail

  • Highways England

  • Tideway

  • Gatwick Airports Limited

We also work with smaller and more specialist clients, delivering customised and varied commissions which require our team to be flexible, agile thinkers. With major schemes and bespoke services combined in our service delivery and an internal focus on digitalisation and data analytics, you have the opportunity to join a leading-edge team with a focus on personal, professional and business growth, seeking to expand our role as our clients' consultancy of choice.

Overview of Role:

You will be a leading person in how Arcadis deliver Cost Planning and Estimating services, with an expectation of you taking key responsibilities for owning outputs on both large schemes and smaller specialist projects, role modelling best practice behaviours, training staff and acting as a subject matter expert advising clients as well. As part of our drive towards Big Data and Digitalisation, we will give you the opportunity to be at the cutting edge of the industry, upskilling in 5D BIM and dynamic cost modelling as these services become the norm. The key here will be making sure the traditional technical skills you have gained in your experience are built into the training of the next generation of staff and adapted into how we use technology in the future.

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Acts as the Cost Planning / Estimating Lead (or works alongside this person), Project Manager, Designers, Suppliers, Planners, Risk and Value Managers, Client contacts plus others in multi-disciplinary teams to achieve best practice outcomes for clients

  • To make a leading contribution to improving the quality and performance of Cost Planning and Estimating on a continuous basis

  • To build costs from first principles where required and act as an advanced practitioner, adapting a wide range of technical information into a coherent message of cost advice to clients, becoming a trusted advisor

  • To be a leading voice in project teams by understanding the drivers of indirect cost and advising project teams on achieving value for money

  • Being a key contact in the peer review process of capturing of costs from site-based, seconded and Arcadis office-based staff working on tenders, compensation events and final accounts, and implementing and applying this information for benchmarking and data analytics

  • Understanding Infrastructure and your clients' business case on various projects; being proactive in achieving value through engaging the supply chain to provide clients with a pragmatic view on whether their project has a realistic business case

  • Kickstarts and leads the key activities involved with building a robust estimate, stakeholder engagement and how to define requirements at the outset

  • Capable of leading the production of varying levels of Cost Plans / Estimates commensurate with the project stage and available information

  • Understands and leads the interpretation and application of cost data from various sources

  • Understands and leads the capture of key information required to support robust Cost Planning and Estimating

  • Understands and provides a leading voice in the application of concepts such as risk, contingency, pricing tolerance and estimating uncertainty

  • Capable of auditing and providing assurance to Cost Plans / Estimates prepared by others and producing reports assessing these

Why Arcadis:

Arcadis is the leading global natural and built asset design and consultancy firm working in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes through the application of design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services. Arcadis differentiates through its talented and passionate people and its unique combination of capabilities covering the whole asset life cycle, its deep market sector insights and its ability to integrate health & safety and sustainability into the design and delivery of solutions across the globe. We are 28,000 people that generate €2.5 billion in revenues. We support UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world. Please visit: / .

At Arcadis, we trust our teams to create their own work-life balance. It means we always welcome people who want or need a flexible career. We're proud of the diverse ways of working that thrive in our community as a result.

We believe that by working together diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative ideas. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of how we improve quality of life and we work closely with our people across six ED&I Workstreams: Age, Disability, Faith, Gender, LGBT+ and Race. A diverse and skilled workforce is essential to our success.

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