Estimator in Colchester


My client seeks an Estimator or Senior Estimator to join the pre-construction team in Chelmsford. They work on bespoke building projects in various sectors and offer a basic salary of £60k-£75k plus benefits.


About the Company:

My client is a leading construction company based in Essex, UK. They have built a solid reputation in the industry for delivering high-quality construction projects on time and within budget. With over 20 years of experience, they specialize in a wide range of construction projects, including commercial, residential, and educational buildings.

One of the things that set them apart from other construction companies is their commitment to excellence. They take pride in their work and are dedicated to delivering projects that exceed their clients’ expectations. Their team of highly skilled professionals ensures that every project is completed to the highest standard and within the specified timeframe.

They have an impressive portfolio of completed projects, ranging from large-scale commercial and educational buildings to smaller-scale residential projects. Here are some of their most notable completed projects:

  • The Campus, Chelmsford – This was a £12 million project to construct a new student accommodation facility for Anglia Ruskin University. The project involved the construction of a five-story building with 561 rooms and communal areas.
  • The New Hall School – They were appointed as the main contractor for a £3.5 million project to construct a new sports center at the New Hall School in Chelmsford. The project included the construction of a sports hall, changing rooms, fitness suite, and other ancillary facilities.
  • Waterside Student Village, Colchester – This was a £20 million project to construct a new student accommodation facility for the University of Essex. The project involved the construction of six buildings with 648 rooms and communal areas.
  • Epping Forest District Museum – They were appointed as the main contractor for a £2.4 million project to refurbish and extend the Epping Forest District Museum. The project included the construction of new exhibition spaces, a café, and other ancillary facilities.

Apart from these projects, they have also worked on numerous smaller-scale projects, including the refurbishment of residential properties and the construction of new residential buildings.

Project Values:

The project values vary depending on the size and complexity of the project. As shown in their portfolio, they have worked on projects ranging from £2.4 million to £20 million. However, they also take on smaller-scale projects, and their project values can be as low as a few thousand pounds.


Our client is seeking an Estimator or Senior Estimator to join their pre-construction team based out of their Chelmsford office. With a large number of tenders ongoing and continuous growth planned for the business, the team needs additional resources from a well-versed, up and coming Estimator who knows the area, suppliers, and potential clients. The aim of this appointment is to allow the office to increase the output and accuracy of tenders, as well as gaining new clients in the process.

The successful candidate will find themselves working across a mixture of tenders from one-off jobs to large frameworks, from high-spec residential to education, and from new build to refurbishment, typically priced between £2m and £15m, with occasional projects up to circa £25m. This role will offer direct routes of progression and development within a growing team. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on high-profile projects and be responsible for delivering accurate estimates that ensure the successful delivery of these projects.


The company offers excellent opportunities and offers a basic salary in the region of £60,000 to £75,000. In addition to the basic salary, there will be benefits including car allowance, pension, health, and travel allowance. As well as long-term career prospects and progression, you will also work closely with the Estimating Manager and Directors, who can offer support should you need it.

The company values its employees and provides opportunities for development and growth. They believe in rewarding their staff for their hard work and dedication, and this role offers the opportunity to be part of a successful team working on exciting projects.


The successful candidate needs to have extensive experience in managing a range of projects ideally including residential, commercial, and healthcare, with projects ranging in value from £5m to £15m. The ideal candidate should also have a balance of working on new build, refurbishment, and fit-out projects.

The company is looking for candidates who can show stability of employment throughout their career, keeping each appointment for a minimum of 3 years per employer. The successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be a team player, and have a strong work ethic. The ideal candidate will be well-versed in the local area, with knowledge of suppliers and potential clients.


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About this Recruiter

Ellis Abbott

A bit about me

I have worked at Cityscape Recruitment for the past two years, joining the team from a high-level sporting background. I have recently been promoted from Trainee Consultant to Recruitment Consultant and specialise in the Main Contracting sector. The type of roles I usually recruit for are Commercial, Operational and Design. Outside recruitment, I enjoy playing golf and going to the gym. I am also a huge Leeds United fan and will watch as many games as possible.
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