Estimating Director – RC Frame & Groundwork Contractor in Essex


Estimating Director – one of the top RC Frame & Groundwork contractors in the UK


There are very few companies I would recommend at this level, but this business truly has developed a brand and reputation based on excellence. They can deliver projects of pretty much any size and are currently working with some of the best developers and main contractors in the UK. Current package values range from £10m up to £50m each and include reinforced concrete frames, basements, and associated groundworks. Turnover is set to reach circa £200m over this year and they show no signs of stopping there.

Having met the owners of the business and the directors who head up the various departments, I guarantee that you’ll have the opportunity to work with some of the best in the industry. And more than that, you’ll feel the positive energy coming from each of them concerning the business’s current standings and the growth path they are on. This truly is a business to rival all others in this specialist sector and one that is focused on being the best.


With all growth comes change and development and while things have gone very well to date, the managing director is focused on ways they can improve and how to support each area of the business best. That is why this opportunity has such a vital part to play. The existing estimating/preconstruction team is built of seasoned specialists who know how to price, tender, and secure excellent projects, but with the divisions growing, now is the time that an opportunity exists for an estimating director to be appointed to not only head up this department but to help steer the very tasks they carry out. To date, the MD has played a part in fulfilling a lot of these aspects but the business is now operating at a size where this needs to be delegated to a department director who can be the ambassador for the business while working with the same vision and values when interacting with clients and ultimately securing the future work for the business. This is why I am looking for an estimating director or someone ready to step up into this role, who is as excited about this business as I and many others are.


To start, anyone who is considered must have a strong background in pricing and securing RC frames, groundwork, and basement packages while working for a specialist subcontractor in the UK. Secondly, I am looking for individuals who are already heading up a team or those who have a taste of management and are more than ready to step up to this role. Estimating in this specialist sector takes skill, knowledge, and a real understanding of the works involved, but beyond that, to head up a whole estimating department within a contractor turning over circa £200m per annum, you need to have a certain level of gravitas, confidence, and caliber to be successful. This truly is an exceptional opportunity, so equally, I am looking to speak with the best Senior Estimators, Managing Estimators, or Estimating Directors this sector has to offer.


How to Apply & About Me:

My name is Andrew Jackson, I am one of the founding directors of Cityscape Recruitment and I have been recruiting in this specific market for nearly two decades. My reputation has stayed intact through this time because I understand the importance of confidentiality and I also am transparent with regards to the options I represent. I’ll tell you what I know, we can discuss everything you want, and if the two marry up, we can progress in a 100% confidential manner.

If you have a CV, please email that to me so I have a point of reference for when we talk. My email address is listed below. If you do not, let’s talk first and we can plan how to put a profile together for you.

Andrew @ cityscape ltd . com


It is hard to put specific figures on a role like this and it is just as hard to post them online but be assured that if you tick the required boxes to fulfil this role, salaries, benefits, bonuses, and complete packages will be negotiated to fit the position.


If that is a little vague for your liking, what I would suggest is you have a confidential conversation with me, and if you are interested in the business and we think you could be a good fit for the opportunity, we can discuss what is realistically available before anything progresses.


About this Recruiter

Andrew Jackson

A bit about me

I am one of the Founding Directors of Cityscape Recruitment and have over 19 years of experience in Civil Engineering & Construction recruitment. My specialisms are the niche sectors of concrete frames, groundworks, basement construction and demolition. I work with the vast majority of the groundwork & concrete frame businesses in the UK. I can help not only to introduce you but to give you up-to-date information on each, helping you make an informed decision so you can take your career forward. I have a positive reputation in the market because I tell people the truth. My job is to get you the options you want, give you the information you need, and then let you decide what is right for you.
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