Estimator - Highways

Posted on Jul 28, 2022 by UCA Consulting ltd

Hailsham, Sussex, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£50k - £60k Annual

Estimator - Highways Experience

Company Info

Our Client is a successful, stable, long-established team of highways construction experts. They are based in East Sussex, working across the South East. Their business has grown sustainably by 50% over the last few years, allowing them to invest heavily in these new initiatives as well as in training our people in new technology.

With a strong view that people are the most important part of their business, they focus and invest a lot into their team and to quote directly from them; "We respect them, we reward them, and we expect the best from them."

They are committed to safety, quality and a professional approach and look after their people. They deliver projects on time and to exceptional standards and are looking for enthusiastic, self-motivated, professional, qualified people to join our team. Could this be you?

Job Purpose

We are looking for an Estimator to join our client s fast-paced and growing team in Sussex. As an Estimator in the growing team, you ll enjoy a varied role estimating for highways groundworks, civils and surfacing projects.

Our clients estimators establish strong relationships with their customers. Together with their quantity surveyors and project managers, they are the main points of contact for members of the public, site managers, customers and other external stakeholders.

Position summary

Key responsibilities:

  • Estimation, business development & customer service:
    • Assist in the pricing of tenders, performing take-offs and compiling tender documents for review by Estimators and Senior Estimators
    • Provide client quotations
    • Deal with customer enquiries
    • Keep customers informed of everything they need to know
    • Develop long-term friendly and professional relationships with customers
    • Provide appropriate advice, using specialist knowledge to help customers
    • Interpret orders into a work programme
    • Schedule and plan
    • Make site and client visits
    • Handle complaints within agreed parameters
  • Developing sales:
    • Proactively help clients to select from the company s product range and suggest alternative products where required
    • Provide relevant feedback to management and colleagues, sharing insight on competitors, customer needs, sales leads, and opportunities to work more effectively
    • Promote the company s values
    • Support growth and development in the business
    • Adhere to all company policies and systems - including health & safety and environmental issues
    • Go to sites, take measurements, levels etc. and check on the progress of customer orders


  • 2-3 years experience in estimating construction/highways projects or a Quantity Surveying
  • background with a view to moving in to estimating
  • Professional, friendly and approachable attitude
  • Results-driven and motivated
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Computer-literate
  • Previous surfacing and small civils experience (desirable)
  • Relevant health and safety qualifications (desirable)
  • Clear of alcohol and drugs when reporting for work (a regular testing programme is in place)

Our Client offers:

  • Competitive pay
  • Employed and CIS positions
  • 50 hours per week guaranteed contract (40 hours for lorry drivers)
  • Saturday work and overtime is available (and might be required by the company when we re
  • busy)
  • 28 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays and increasing with service) for employed positions
  • South East England job locations
  • Plenty of internal training opportunities
  • Workplace pension scheme contributions (after 3 months service)
  • Half day working on Fridays whenever work schedules allow
  • Employee welfare programme: mental health and legal counselling, staff welfare areas, subsidised massage, team events
  • Opportunity to participate in innovation projects and play a significant role in making our industry more sustainable

Reference: 1682239221

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