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Assistant Estimator

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We are looking for an Assistant Estimator to join our Infrastructure Services Projects team. Whilst this role is based around the South West, there will be frequent travel to all geographical areas within in IS Projects team, (South West, South East and East). This is an exciting new role where you will assist the team with quantities take off and cost build up on competitive and negotiated projects.


  • Prepare / assist in the preparation of cost budgets and estimates
  • Take off Quantities & Full BOQ Preparation
  • Liaise with supply chain and adjudication of quotations
  • Estimate cost & data library maintenance
  • Estimate Carbon impact as part of construction
  • Prepare / assist in preparation of risk registers
  • Prepare tender bid management and construction programmes
  • Commercial support for scheme delivery
  • Deliver against bid deadlines
  • Present estimate build up at review and governance meetings

We're looking for:

  • Experience of civil engineering estimating from first principles
  • Experience of civil engineering Highway maintenance and improvement projects
  • NEC form of contract experience and understanding
  • Experience of planning and programming
  • Excellent IT, especially MS Excel skills
  • Experience of estimating software use
  • Excellent written and oral communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to liaise and communicate effectively across a diverse range of bid / project stakeholders
  • Ability to develop working relationships with clients, supply chain and Projects team
  • Driving Licence
  • Current valid CSCS registration (desirable)

Our infrastructure services team delivers projects that maintain and enhance the built environment. Part of that is our work to operate, maintain and improve large parts of the UK road network. Whether you're involved in frontline operational work, design, project management or office-based services, every day you'll be helping to improve the lives of millions of people.

We thrive through embracing differences because we know that diversity opens a rich potential for new ways of thinking, helping us to build successful and winning teams. We call it Naturally Skanska.

We would like you to perform at your best at every stage of our recruitment process. Please contact us on if you require any adjustments that would support you throughout your application.

We welcome you to ask about the flexibility you need. Anyone who applies for a role can ask about flexibility at interview. In return, we will explore what is possible for the role.

This is an advert for our job vacancy, and therefore may not be inclusive of all assigned duties, responsibilities, or aspects of the role described, and may be amended at any time at the sole discretion of Skanska. For a full role profile, please contact us:  . The closing date for this vacancy may be subject to change any time at the sole discretion of the Business.

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