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Senior Estimator

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22 Jul 2021


The procurement process is vital to the success of our projects, due to a strong pipeline of work in South Wales we are expanding our procurement team and recruiting a Senior Estimator.

Construction is changing and Willmott Dixon are at the forefront of that change. Pioneering new ways to build, innovating the way construction is viewed. We work across multiple sectors mainly delivering projects in education, leisure, blue light and the residential sector. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an organisation that encourages people with a growth mind-set to challenge the status quo.


The main role of a Senior Estimator at Willmott Dixon is to manage commercial activities with a high degree of acumen whilst identifying opportunities to add value throughout the project process. Candidates should ideally be able to deliver the right net cost, on time, to the highest quality and accuracy.
In doing so you will price selected trades from first principles using agreed Willmott Dixon outputs. You will also be able to produce a detailed control document at handover to delivery team and complete project take-offs to the required level of detail up to the level of SMM 7 for agreed trades. You will be able to lead and prepare the complete commercial and pricing element of a tender or cost plan.


Essential Criteria

  • Successful delivery of tenders on a wide range of tenders
  • Have experience of various construction methods
  • Experience of controlling costs, timing and quality in line with targets
  • Experience of reading and accurately interpreting drawings and technical specifications
  • Good standard of mathematical ability
  • Appropriate CSCS card

Desirable Criteria

  • Minimum relevant level 4 qualification (HNC/NVQ4 etc)
  • Relevant degree
  • Use Conquest Estimating System or similar
  • Experience of taking off quantities up to SMM 7
  • Working towards MCIOB/RICS

In Return

At Willmott Dixon we provide an inclusive and flexible working environment for people to thrive in and we are happy to support agile working in this position and you will have the opportunity to work mainly from home and our office in Cardiff bay.

We reward our people generously with a competitive package that gives you flexible benefits to fit your lifestyle and priorities. This includes but is not limited to, an enhanced pension scheme, discounted or full private medical, life assurance, incentive bonus and a car scheme which will make us a market leader in sustainable company travel. Applicable roles will benefit from a motoring expenditure allowance (MEA) and everyone can access a new generation of low carbon and electric cars via the Willmott Dixon run car leasing scheme.

Additional Information

We are a proud member of the Disability Confident Scheme.

About Us

With over 160 years of rich history, Willmott Dixon's purpose is beyond profit; delivering brilliant buildings, transforming lives, strengthening communities and enhancing the environment so our world is fit for future generations. Ensuring that we add lasting value to the neighbourhoods we work in; our values, people, innovation, partnerships and focus on sustainability has allowed us to build a successful and solid privately owned business where our people can thrive within.

Construction is changing and we are at the forefront of that change. Pioneering new ways to build, innovating the way construction is viewed and establishing ourselves as one of the top employers in any industry. It truly is an amazing company in one of the most exciting industries with a vast array of professional career paths. Adding to that our numerous people awards, we understand everyone has a unique potential and ability to make a difference and succeed; if you want your skills developed and talent recognised, why not join our business!

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  • Job Reference: 334114530-2
  • Date Posted: 22 July 2021
  • Recruiter: Willmott Dixon
  • Location: Cardiff
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Start Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2021 15:02:00 GMT