Senior Estimator

Location Birmingham
Discipline: Estimating
Job type: Temporary
Salary: £50.00 - £60 per hour
Contact name: Jamie Hooper

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Job ref: BBBH2165_1710768706
Published: about 1 month ago
  • Are you a Senior Estimator looking for an exciting temporary role based in Birmingham? Do you want to gain experience working for one of the leading firms in the construction industry? Do you want to play an important role in a large-scale rail Infrastructure project? Then this could be the next step in your career!

    As a Principal Estimating Manager you will provide management of people and resources through the development of a series of Cost Estimates for high-value and complex projects, including accurate first-line assurance and establishing appropriate levels of contingency within the overall budget.

    £50-£60/ hour London, inside IR35
    6-12 Month Contract
    Starts April 2024
    Quantity Surveying, Cost Management or Engineering background is required.

As Principal Estimating Manager your duties will include:

    • Ensuring Cost Management principles and processes are aligned with Risk Management, establishing contingency requirements within the overall budget.

    • Undertaking reviews of Cost Estimates, which will include challenging proposals using cost benchmarks.

    • Developing overall Cost baselines, monitoring progress and taking corrective action in the management of Cost

    • You will have accomplished understanding of Cost Management techniques including Earned Value Management (EVM)

    • You will demonstrate best practices by performing complex estimates and develop the supporting estimating deliverables, such as methodologies, basis documents and risk assessments

    • Working cross-functionally with other disciplines in the use of BIM data

    • You will be responsible for ensuring that the work performed on assigned projects is technically accurate, on schedule and within budget

    • You will be capable of using a range of data to develop cost models, in particular indirect costs

    • Coordinating technical issues with other functions on projects, including leading cost reviews

    • Understanding work processes of other disciplines and functions on projects and proposals

    • Communicating cost related issues so that cost led design can be formulated

    • Drawing on best practice from industry (e.g. benchmarking databases) for all estimating and related Controls services.


    • Membership of the RICS, ACostE, ICES or similar professional association and degree or equivalent experience or achieved NVQ Level 4 in Project Controls

    • Chartered Status or in the process of achieving Chartered Status

    • Experience in high value, complex type construction or infrastructure Estimating programmes

    • Experience of leading and managing teams within the estimating process and facilitate communication with stakeholders on a range of Estimating issues

    • Proficient at developing, understanding and quantifying work scope to develop first principals Cost Estimates

    • Skilled at converting estimates into budgets for control purposes, as well as monitoring and evaluating the implementation of risk, opportunity and uncertainty control measures

    • Ability to develop an analysis of external influencing factors such as inflation and market trends, both nationally and internationally

    • Ability to interpret regulations and industry codes / standards affecting complex high value estimates

    • Ability to understand cost drivers and their effect on the overall CWLC of a project

    • Experience of managing the performance of others in the development of all discipline activities on projects or programmes of high value and complexity.

For more information, please contact Jamie Hooper at Aldwych Consulting.

Aldwych Consulting values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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