Civils Estimator (HV Power)

Location Potters Bar
Discipline: Power Utilities, Multi Utilities, Renewables, Civil Engineering
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £75,000
Contact name: Lee McCormack

Contact email:
Job ref: 1530329
Published: about 2 months ago

Civils Estimator (EHV & HV Power)

HYBRID-WORKING: Split Between Home-Working & Potters Bar, Hertfordshire
£75,000 + Benefits


  • (36 days in total) Enhanced annual leave entitlement 28 days + Bank Holidays 

  • Overtime ( 1.5 )

  • Private Pension Scheme

  • Health cash-plan

  • Discount and cashback scheme

  • Annual Bonus

  • Discounted Gym Scheme

  • Long Service Award

  • Retail Discount Scheme

  • Employee Assistance Programme


  • Degree or HNC in estimating or equivalent or Minimum 5 years’ experience in similar position

  • Previous Experience in the Utilities Sector

  • Competent in use of MS Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint, and Office Outlook

  • Good knowledge of civil engineering in particular utility contracting.


The Estimator is responsible for the timely production of detailed pricing of HV & EHV civil & cable Installations up to 132kV generally in the public highway from client scope and specifications.

This will require the compilation of accurate estimates from mainly first principle methods for multi-discipline works, including labour, plant, equipment, materials and sub-contract requirements during tendering and bidding.


  • Review tender documents, interpret requirements and work with colleagues to develop the bid strategy.

  • Identify and anticipate potential risks.

  • Liaise with street works department (providing route details) to obtain Gazetteer information & Local Authority restrictions.

  • Liaise with procurement to obtain aggregate, asphalt, concrete, plastic product, and subcontractor pricing.

  • Prepare bespoke & or Excel cost models from first principles for use when estimating, budgeting, and forecasting. Keep cost models up to date with current rates from labour, subcontract, plant and material resources.

  • Liaise with the Project and Delivery Managers to determine outputs, programme, resource, approach to pricing of schemes including site surveys if or where required.

  • Tender Submissions to include preparing, negotiating and analyzing costs for tenders, prepare subcontract tender enquiries & evaluation subcontract responses.

  • Final bid review and sign off with Divisional Director / Senior Managers prior to submission of bid.

  • All pre and post tender commercial activities, including attending post tender reviews and or BAFO meetings.

  • Tender handover for successful tender to delivery team & QS as part of Project Pre-Start meeting, provide detailed build up to rates and pricing.