• Senior Estimator

    Job Locations UK-Berkshire-Reading
    Posted Date 1 month ago(04/07/2018 15:20)
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  • About Costain and your project.

    Costain helps to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures.


    The eight₂O Alliance is a grouping of industry leaders working in collaboration to design and deliver essential improvements to Thames Water’s ageing infrastructure. The multi - £billion contract will be delivered by the 8-partner Alliance which includes two design and build Joint Ventures. Costain’s JV will be predominantly delivering projects in the Thames Valley and Thames South Regions. There is a mix of Waste Water Infrastructure and Non-Infrastructure, and Water Infrastructure and Non-Infrastructure projects across the framework. 


    Costain are looking to add to their estimation team located in Reading. you will be working within a small team of 7 reporting to the Estimating Lead to produce cost build-ups for each scheme ranging from £200k to £10m.

    What will I be doing?

    • Reviewing sub-contractor packages will include pricing of exclusions and supporting the planner with programmes for pricing preliminary items
    • Pricing is undertaken in CCS Candy software, a database estimating package, prior use and knowledge of which would be an advantage but not mandatory as training can be provided
    • Experience of water processes would also be an advantage to enable discussions with design team to ensure process and scope are adequate

    About you

    • Team Player
    • Dilligently
    • As an innovator to challenge standard practice
    • From an engineering backgound - civil/mechanical
    • Accurately
    • To a programme
    • With good computing skills
    • With good communication skills to face client and or design team 

    Final Statement

    We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.  


    At Costain we aim to be an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers’ needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.


    We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.




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