Senior Civil Estimator

Walsall, West Midlands
24 Jan 2018
03 Mar 2018
Contract Type

Senior Civil Estimator

The Role:

The Senior Estimator’s role is to lead estimates for civil engineering works in accordance with Company estimating systems and procedures, working with other members of tender teams to develop customer solutions and secure sufficient work by value and type to meet the company's objectives.

Key Responsibilities:

Lead estimates

Undertake estimates in accordance with Company procedures

Lead team of estimators for larger tenders, mentoring and developing junior estimators

Identify opportunity and risk during tender process

Liaise with the business unit, Bid Manager and Planner to agree methodology and principles

Maintain register of key assumptions within estimate

Maintain tender estimate file

Provide indicative pricing support for business development

Obtain feedback from site teams on estimating adequacy and current costs

Present estimates at adjudication

Prepare estimating "adjudication pack"

Present basis of estimate and key assumptions

Maintain notes of adjudication meetings

Close out actions and monitor customer negotiations, seeking amended authority as required

Handover to site teams at contract award

Prepare estimating handover packs

Maintain notes of handover meeting

Provide ongoing support to site teams relating to estimate and key assumptions

Key measures & targets:

Winning work to meet the Company’s objectives

Developing a coherent and consistent tender submission with the use of key estimating assumptions

Developing a tender win strategy alongside the business unit teams

Providing temporary works support for tenders and for the design element of design and construct tenders

Key relationships:

Estimating Team

Engineering Team

Supply Chain Team

Person Specification:

The successful candidate is likely to meet all of the following criteria:


Engineering or commercial background

Experience in water and civils

Proven track record working on tenders ranging up to 50m

Numerate and IT literate, familiar with estimating software and Microsoft Office, especially Microsoft Excel

Chartered, incorporated status or similar

Confidence in dealing with customers and personnel within Barhale at a senior level

Ability to ensure all tender submissions are both feasible and profitable


Knowledge of waste, rail, or the tunnelling sector


As well as offering a competitive salary, remuneration for this role includes flexible benefits, which provides a range of guaranteed benefits including but not limited to:

Company car/car allowance

5% Company pension contribution

Life Assurance at 2 x notional salary

Single persons private medical cover

Permanent Health Cover

About Barhale:

Barhale is one of the largest privately owned infrastructure specialists in the UK and was originally formed in 1980 as a specialist tunnelling contractor diversifying over the years into various civil engineering areas.  Barhale works UK-wide across the water, transport, energy and developer services sectors providing design, construction and maintenance services under long-term contracts, with blue-chip public, regulated and private clients.  The company employs over 600 people in the UK, has an annual turnover of £120m and a distinctive set of values that are fundamental to our approach to business sustainability.

Our business activity is carried out for the following principal sectors:

Water: Civil Engineering, Tunnelling, Pipelines and Utilities

Transport: Rail, Aviation, Waterways, Highways and Bridges

Energy:  Power Generation, Power Transmission and Distribution, Waste

Developer Services: Civil Engineering across private sector developers UK wide

Specialist Businesses: Tunnelling, Mechanical and Electrical and Barhale Construction Services (BCS Group)

How to apply:

Please send your current CV and covering email outlining your suitability for the role and quoting the reference number WC589 to

We are an equal opportunities employer. We are determined that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, pregnancy or maternity, gender re-assignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage or civil partnership, age, race or disability. All information will remain confidential to Barhale and will be handled in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act.