Wheal Jane Group

Wheal Jane Limited

Vacancy – Estimator

Position – Estimator – Geotechnical and civil engineering

Location – Wheal Jane Group Offices, Baldhu, Truro, Cornwall, TR3 6EE

We have a new position for an estimator to join the existing Carnon Contracting team to assist in managing the current workload and increase market share within the Southwest.

Carnon Contracting is part of the Wheal Jane Group and is a specialist contractor within the geotechnical and civil engineering construction sectors. The company has a well established reputation and client base, resulting in repeat business.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

    • Review tenders with contracts staff to determine the most efficient methods
    • Liaise with the designers as necessary to optimise the engineering solution
    • Complete the risk analysis, identifying high risks / concerns to senior management
    • Understand and deliver the client’s requirements
    • Develop long lasting relationships with clients to encourage repeat business opportunities
    • Support the group in winning work
    • Promote cross and join selling across the group when applicable
    • Be a support to others in the team
    • Uphold and safeguard the organisation’s values and philosophy relating to ethics, integrity, and corporate and social responsibility
    • Maintain a risk-based approach to tendering
    • Seek to maximise margins on bids by negotiating with clients and suppliers

Skills & Experience

    • 2+ years’ experience as an estimator
    • Good construction knowledge within the geotechnical and civil engineering sectors
    • Good negotiation and communication skills
    • Ability to work closely with in-house staff and external architects, engineers and contractors
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Good organisational skills and attention to detail
    • Highly numerate with a well-developed ability to accurately manipulate numerical data
    • Self-motivated with the ability to work alone and within a team
    • Driving licence holder


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