Posted By J. Murphy & Sons Limited on 02/01/2018 in Estimating Surveying & Planning Jobs
Principal Estimator - Civil Engineering

Principal Estimator - Civil Engineering


Location: Leeds, UK

Salary To: Negotiable
Job Type: Tender Type Full Time
Sector: Estimating Surveying & Planning Jobs

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The main purpose of this role is to lead all aspects of estimate preparation including accurate quantification using standard methods of measurement, bottom up estimating using industry & company production norms, enquiry preparation, quotation analysis and the preparation of commercial submission documentation. This may include peer reviews of tenders.


The Principal Estimator will have extensive experience in the construction industry and will be able to offer strong guidance to the bid team on the best solutions/ methods for a variety of projects.  Principal Estimators are capable of presenting and explaining estimates in a clear and concise manner whilst identifying risks and opportunities within the bids. The Principal Estimator will be responsible for handing over successful tenders to the delivery team in a manner that enables the team to understand the commercial submission, tender allowances, risks and opportunities. 


To succeed in this role we would expect you to be able to demonstrate:

  • Proven successful estimating experience in engineering and construction, including undertaking role of Senior Estimator or above
  • Significant site experience
  • Extensive variety in types of work priced, including experience of both public sector and private sector clients
  • Marine & transportation experience would be particularly desirable, as would previous experience in a Joint Venture (JV) environment
  • Well versed in Target Cost, Fixed Price and Re-measurable Contracts
  • Sound working knowledge of Candy, Excel and Primavera



At Murphy, we believe our people are our greatest asset, which is why they are at the heart of our company and everything we do.

The diversity of individuals and skills we require is simply huge and we need a large workforce of varied skills to match the size and complexity of our projects.

With such a range of projects and professions, Murphy is the ideal place to develop your career. We offer a number of apprentice, graduate and entry level positions within our Murphy Academy, as well as roles for more experienced candidates.

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