Key role in our new London office for an energetic, experienced and ambitious estimator to help build Whitescape’s Civils business across Greater London and the South East.

What is the role?

This job will be part of a start-up team working to get competitive tenders out to prospects from our newly established office in central London. You’ll be managing and progressing multiple opportunities valued at up to £2m, in a very busy operation currently submitting on average three tenders a week. You will take over full responsibility for ensuring that tenders for every bid are accurate, clearly detailed, competitive and returned within deadlines.

Your close colleagues will be our civil engineering team leader, sales and commercial managers. It’s a small team with nowhere to hide – problems are there to be solved, contracts to be secured, business to be built. Together, you will have a brief to develop the business exponentially over the next 5-10 years. This will give you real potential to develop into a lead role and grow your own team.

Who are we looking for?

This is a job for a professional with 3-5 years experience estimating for groundworks, RC frames, drainage and piling contracts, who is able to create a fast, accurate bill of quantities from drawings and will not buckle under tight deadlines. We’re also looking for a proactive stance in identifying where improvements can be made on approach and price, as well as in streamlining the tender process.

You will have a relevant civil engineering qualification and good IT skills across MS office and estimating systems. It goes without saying that you will have a thorough knowledge of civil engineering operations and associated supply chains. This may have been gained with a large main contractor or a smaller company but either way you’ll be looking for an opportunity to make your skills and experience really count.

Absolutely crucial is that you are ready to step up to the mark as a key player in sales and operations, willing to shoulder responsibility individually and as part of a team.

Why apply?

Whitescape is a dynamic, entrepreneurial group based in the South of England. We are customer focused and profit driven. Individual talent is the source of our success and we have structured our business to attract, develop and reward that talent.

This role will put you in a position to make a substantial impact on Whitescape’s new business achievements and our turnover and profit growth. You will be a key member of a team pursuing a common goal to succeed and progress.

Send us your CV

Click recruit@whitescape.co.uk, attach your CV, type ‘Estimator – Civil Engineering’ in the subject area and send.