Estimator

As an Estimator in the growing Roadways team, you’ll enjoy a varied role estimating for highways groundworks, civils and surfacing projects.

Roadways’ estimators establish strong relationships with our customers. Together with our quantity surveyors and project managers, they are the main points of contact for members of the public, site managers, customers and other external stakeholders.

Key responsibilities:

Estimation, business development & customer service:

  • Assist in the pricing of tenders, performing take-offs and compiling tender documents for review by Estimators  and Senior Estimators
  • Provide client quotations
  • Deal with customer enquiries
  • Keep customers informed of everything they need to know
  • Develop long-term friendly and professional relationships with customers
  • Provide appropriate advice, using specialist knowledge to help customers
  • Interpret orders into a work programme
  • Schedule and plan
  • Make site and client visits
  • Handle complaints within agreed parameters

Developing sales:

  • Proactively help clients to select from the company’s product range and suggest alternative products where required
  • Provide relevant feedback to management and colleagues, sharing insight on competitors, customer needs, sales leads, and opportunities to work more effectively
  • Promote the company’s values 
  • Support growth and development in the business
  • Adhere to all company policies and systems – including health & safety and environmental issues
  • Go to sites, take measurements, levels etc. and check on the progress of customer orders

Requirements:

  • 2-3 years’ experience in estimating construction or highways projects
  • Professional, friendly and approachable attitude
  • Results-driven and motivated
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Computer-literate
  • Previous surfacing and small civils experience (desirable)
  • Relevant health and safety qualifications (desirable)
  • Clear of alcohol and drugs when reporting for work (a regular testing programme is in place) 

measuring road resurfacing