06 September 2021

MV000473 – Estimator

Location: Devon

Sector: MCL Devon & Cornwall

Job Description:

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Midas Construction Ltd for an Estimator / Senior Estimator.

Midas Construction is the largest company within the Midas Group. Working in close partnership with local supply chain partners and using local expertise and knowledge, each regional business offers a highly personalised service designed to suit the needs of each individual customer and project.

As an Estimator, you will report to the Managing Estimator and will be responsible for ensuring that all tenders are in accordance with the business objectives and company procedures, and undertake all work necessary to ensure the preparation of robust bids. This role will be based in our Exeter office and will work on projects throughout the Devon region.

Some of the role requirements are listed as follows:

  • Develop tender strategy with Estimating team
  • Assess Client’s requirements
  • Prepare preliminaries in conjunction with Construction/Planning
  • Prepare the Net cost to enable Divisional Director to adjudicate
  • Involvement in the selection of proposed subcontractors/suppliers
  • Manage the tender/cost plan process with the Managing Estimator
  • Ensure key issues are presented at the tender adjudication
  • Advise on alternative options & value engineering
  • Identify and assess risk and opportunity including proposals for managing documentation
  • Review contractor’s proposals ensuring Client’s requirements are met or amended accordingly
  • Negotiating with the Client and/or the Client’s Representatives
  • Attend tender interviews/meetings with the Client/Client’s Representatives
  • Continually liaise with other relevant departments and business units and/or core teams
  • Use Conquest & Alchemy in the preparation of tenders
  • Develop and maintain external/internal relationships
  • Comply with Midas Procedures, Policies and Systems wherever possible
  • It is expected that the individual must have attained the technical skills, and knowledge in the following areas
  • It is envisaged that the role will support the aim of Midas Construction in achieving the required level of turnover for the relevant business unit. This will be achieved by;
  • The development of key working relationships with Mi-Space staff, clients and consultants
  • Remain conversant with the current market trends and monitor possible price increases
  • Examine and analyse tender documentation and monitor possible risks/opportunities to Midas
  • Prepare tenders

Requirements of the role are:

  • Minimum ONC or equivalent in construction related subject
  • Have an understanding of contract documentation and be able to recognise potential risks
  • Be fully IT competent
  • Have the ability to use estimating software packages e.g. Conquest

Basic Benefits:

  • Competitive basic salary
  • Company vehicle or allowance
  • 25 days holiday per annum (This increases by one day for every two years worked up to a maximum of an additional five days. You also have the ability to buy/sell up to five days per annum)
  • Private medical healthcare (AXA PPP)
  • Pension (5% matched)
  • Life assurance (3 x annual salary)

Midas Group Ltd is committed to equality of opportunity for all, and to removing barrier to equal opportunity. Midas Group Ltd fully recognises and accepts its responsibility to ensure that there is no discrimination on the grounds of a persons gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation.

All individuals will be treated solely on their merits as employees or applicants for employment.


Salary: Negotiable

Closing date: 24/10/2021

Reference: MV000473




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