Head of Estimating

Job Title: Head of Estimating
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bromley, Kent
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + package + bonus
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: LHSE178_1546963069
Contact Name: Lee Howard
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 08, 2019 15:57

Job Description

Head of Estimating, South East London - £60,000 - £70,000

My client, a design-led and family owned construction business which provides a financial base for the creation of high quality, cost-effective properties are looking for a Head of Estimating to join their New Build Main Contracting team at their offices based in South East London. Their experience is the design and construction of quality homes spanning social housing, luxury apartments and inner-city developments, servicing both the private and public sectors.

The role will involve estimating residential concrete frame schemes from 30 to 100 units with tender opportunities coming from OJEU, various Housing Association Frameworks and private ventures. The successful candidate will be encouraged to input into all aspects of preconstruction and bidding. My client is is part of a group turning over £100m per year with over 2500 employees who work and partner with multiple Housing associations and Boroughs throughout London and the South East.

Key Accountabilities will include:

  • Check and acknowledge bid documents and amendments.
  • Develop a full set of BOQ's based both on Sub Contract tender returns and/or own measures with rates applied.
  • Develop risk analysis of the information provided/not provided by the Client.
  • Review and ascertain costs associated with logistics, time frame etc.
  • Complete Form of Tender and tender letter with any qualification and complete contract sum Analysis / Schedule if necessary.
  • Identify scope of value engineering / value creation and identify tender risk.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Experience as a key estimator with a Main Contractor undertaking similar work.
  • Highly numerate, with the ability to build Bill of Quantities (BOQ's) quickly and accurately.
  • Understanding of costs differences associated with mixed tenure schemes.
  • Experience of taking an Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) project from Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PQQ) to winning the tender
  • Knowledge or constructing high rise residential projects, building regulations, National House Building Control (NHBC) etc.

If interested in this position, please contact Lee Howard on 01252 330 090 or email me at

Head of Estimating, South East London - £60,000 - £70,000