Junior Estimator

Clarke Construction (Services) Ltd is a well-established construction company specialising in the petroleum industry, groundworks and civil engineering.


We are looking for a junior costs estimator to join our dynamic and growing company. The role would suit someone who has some civil engineering experience and is looking to move into estimation or someone with some costs estimation experience who wishes to develop their skills further. We offer training and opportunities for career progression.

Key Information

Salary:              £20,000-£26,000 dependant on                                         experience - with scope to                                                 increase

Hours:               Full Time / Permanent

Holiday:            28 days (including public                                                   holidays)

Pension:           NEST

Training:           Provided, both in and out of the                                         office

Role in Detail:

Role and responsibilities:

  • Working under one of the Directors

  • Considering tender documents and preparing estimates

  • Pricing Bills of Quantities

  • Attending meetings both pre and post tender

  • Attending sites

  • Communicating with clients, consultants and colleagues

  • Researching and reporting on current market prices for materials and sub-contractors

  • Preparing budget estimates and cost plans

  • Preparing quantity take offs for commercial projects

  • Collating contract documents

Essential criteria:

  • Educated to degree/OND/HND level or equivalent in quantity surveying or construction-related field

  • Some experience in civil engineering, quantity surveying or costs estimation

  • Computer literacy, including MS Office software

  • Ability to use CAD

  • Driven and hardworking with ability to use own initiative

  • Organised, analytical and accurate

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing


Desirable criteria:

  • Some experience working on groundworks projects

  • Familiarity with take off and estimating software

Apply with CV and covering letter setting out how you meet the essential and, if applicable, desirable criteria, to: info@clarkeconstruction.co.uk