• Location Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Type Full-time, Permanent
  • Schedule Monday to Friday

About the role

We’re looking for an experienced Estimator to join our Design & Build team in the Central Belt.

The right candidate will fulfil the pre-contract estimating role, effectively costing construction work through both competitive tendering and negotiated routes. This involves the provision of estimating services and cost expertise to produce detailed tender submissions and budget costs for both in-house and externally sourced project opportunities.

You will ensure accurate and competitive pricing of all projects while maintaining the company’s commercial position, obtaining best value from the supply chain and agreeing commercial arrangements and margin prior to handover to the Quantity Surveying team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Preparation of detailed tender proposals – returning tender bids within timescales and ensuring competitiveness in the market.
  • Advising on procurement strategy and understanding contract conditions/particulars.
  • Preparation of tender and contract documents, including work packages and pricing schedules where required.
  • Recommending and advising on proposed sub-contractors best suited for each project.
  • Assessing preliminary requirements in conjunction with the Project Manager to ensure all site-related costs are captured in tender costs.

About you

You’ll be educated to diploma or degree level with previous experience in the construction industry. This is a fast-paced, dynamic work environment and you’ll be comfortable prioritising work and negotiating with contractors, sub-contractors, and suppliers.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Construction-related qualification to diploma or degree level in Quantity Surveying, Construction Management, or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in the construction industry (post-qualification)
  • Experience in procurement routes and construction methodologies, with a technical knowledge base
  • Knowledge of construction contracts and cost estimating techniques
  • Good commercial awareness and experience liaising with internal and external clients
  • Attention to detail and a sense of urgency in completing tasks

Skills and other requirements:

  • Ability to maintain highly confidential information and exercise sound judgment
  • Proficient in MS Office Suites including Excel and Word
  • Planning and problem-solving skills and ability to adapt
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Flexibility to travel to site locations as required within sphere of work
  • Flexibility to work out with normal hours by agreement when required
  • Full clean driving licence

You must have a right to work in the UK.


  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Life insurance
  • Private medical insurance
  • Referral programme
  • Wellness programme

Work Location: Based in Edinburgh or Glasgow with a hybrid working pattern

How to apply:

Please send your CV and cover letter to