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Senior Estimator

Job Introduction

Are you an experienced Estimator, Assistant Commercial Manager or Senior Estimator looking for your next role?  Then please read on as we have a new role with the team here at Tarmac that may just be for you……

At Tarmac, ‘who you are’ matters.  We want to get to know you.  If you share our values and are proud of a job well done, collaborative in working well with others and ambitious to make things better, then have a read of what we have on offer.  

We are currently looking for a Senior Estimator to join our Highways team in Castleford near Leeds. As well as Castleford, this role is easily accessible from Leeds, Barnsley, Doncaster, Rothwell, Oulton, Swillington, Garforth, Wetherby, Whinmoor, Oakwood, Bradford, Dewsbury, Wakefield, Headingley, Pontefract, Halifax, Rotherham, Sheffield and the surrounding areas. 

This is a great opportunity to make a difference and the role comes with company car as well as annual bonus and other great benefits. 

We’re working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds. 


Role Responsibility

Reporting to the Area Commercial Manager, the Senior Estimator will work closely with the Estimating Manager. The focus of the role is to help the Commercial Team achieve the forecasted budgets through the pricing of work and the effective management of the tendering process. 

As Senior Estimator you will also be responsible for:  

  • Negotiating and winning work contracts  
  • Managing and developing effective relationships with new and existing customers, working well as a part of a team  
  • Managing the production and submission of all pricing work for the contracting business whilst ensuring compliance with internal review procedures  
  • Securing and developing new business opportunities, ensuring quality, competitive tenders are submitted, and key targeted contracts are won, taking into account business capacity, margins, financial and contractual risks  
  • Undertaking pre-contract commercial reviews to identify opportunities and risks within proposed future contracts 
  • Detailed analysis of subcontractor/supplier quotations for inclusion with tenders and producing and submitting tender handover report to the operations delivery team 
  • Developing and influencing bid strategies and researching market trends and data for bid winning  
  • Ensuring compliance with policies and procedures including Health and Safety, Environmental and Sustainability 
  • Coaching and developing Apprentices within the team


The Ideal Candidate

Suitable candidates for the role of Senior Estimator will ideally have a commercial estimating background gained within highways surfacing however if you have experience working within a civil engineering environment then we would welcome your application.

As a Senior Estimator you should also be able to evidence: 

  • Operational technical knowledge ideally gained within highways sector  
  • Experience of pricing different tenders including local authority and major schemes 
  • Ability to develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders of varying seniority levels working together to secure work and enhance profitability 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Ability to influence others and work collaboratively as part of a team 
  • Strong commercial acumen and capability to work to tight deadlines  
  • Good attention to detail 
  • Strong drive to succeed, improve and innovate 
  • Proven sales skills and the ability to successfully negotiate 
  • Working knowledge in the application and use of NEC 3 and 4 forms of contract  
  • Experience of Causeway 3 Estimating software (desirable)


Why Us

In addition to the role of Senior Estimator we also offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits including:

  • Company car
  • Bonus scheme
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice
  • Access to join our Employee Communities (employee networks) we currently have nine communities inc.(REACH) Religious, Ethnic, Cultural Heritage, LGBTQ+, Parents & carers, Ability, Wellbeing, Female voice and menopause
  • Training and development opportunities

Interested? Why not click here to find out more?  Go on… are you ready to build your future?

Tarmac, a CRH company, is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community. 

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when this happens we sometimes bring the published closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 

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Tarmac Trading Limited


Tarmac Trading Limited


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