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Groundworks / RC Frame Estimator / Quantity Surveyor

Venatu Recruitment Group are working with a company based in West London

  • Location: West London
  • Salary: £40,000 - £100,000pa
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Closing: 20 December 2018
  • Ref: 900246


  • To assist with and/or produce priced estimates from first principles that are accurate, clearly detailed, competitive and returned within deadlines.
  • Monitoring costs, variations, compensation events and protecting the company from commercial risk.
  • Maintain good relationships with prospective clients and professionals to promote further tender invitations and provide clearly identified price build-ups to the Contract team.


  • Provide accurate budgets and detailed estimates on Groundworks / RC Frame contracts within the M25.
  • Oversee or complete quote analysis comparisons, also check and amend rate or price build-ups where necessary.
  • Preparation and collation of relevant information or documentation for handover meetings, ensuring all teams are suitably briefed in order to minimise contract delays.
  • Discuss the client’s requirements for a pre-tender meeting with relevant departments, present and answer all questions regarding cost of works.
  • Participate in pre-tender meetings with clients to ensure full qualification of client requirements, allowing for a more accurate and competitive ground engineering solution.


  • Must come from a specialist subcontracting background and have the ability to price from first principles.
  • This role would not be suitable to applicants from a Main Contracting background.
  • High level interpersonal skills and the ability to build successful, mutually beneficial business relationships.
  • Ability to plan, manage, prioritise and organise workflow.
  • Proven track record of managing client’s expectations and resolving any technical issues raised, whilst keeping workflow running on time.


  • A qualified Geotechnical/Civil Engineer is preferred, however, applications from a time served estimator / quantity surveyor from a Groundworks / RC Frame contracting background are also very welcome.
  • Drivers licence is a must in order to visit clients as and when required.


  • Knowledge of Groundworks / RC Frame contracts as a subcontractor, with knowledge of contractual procedures and responsibilities.
  • Good negotiation, influencing and communication skills; well-spoken and personable; able to get on with diverse personalities


  • Venatu Civils is working in partnership with our client, a Groundworks and RC Frame Contractor of over 20 years’ experience, to source an Estimator/Quantity Surveyor.
  • Specialists in the delivery of contracts within the M25, they are in a position financially to double turnover through a phased five year plan and need to add to their commercial department to deal with the volume of enquiries received.
  • As an established Groundworks contractor, they are proud to be recognised for the value engineered approach they take to their work.

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