Job details
Posting date: 24 September 2021
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: Competitive + benefits
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 24 October 2021
Location: England, m2 2ee
Company: Kier Group Plc
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 212560_1632476640

Apply for this job


Job Title: Estimator
Location: Remote (Flexible with location)
Business Area: Strategic Highways
Contract: Permanent

Let's shape a world, together.

Kier Group is many things to many people. We're a leading Regional Builder, the UK's No. 1 Highways service team and a Top-Three Utility & Power provider. We're an industry-leader in health and safety at work - and a responsible citizen who adds billions of pounds of social value to the communities where we do business. Above all, we're a team of people built on many backgrounds and experiences, a company that values you for who you are and what you do.

Every day, 210,000 vehicles travel across the 31,000km of roads, bridges and tunnels that are built, maintained and operated by the team here at Kier Group. It's one of the reasons why we're acknowledged as the UK's No.1 Highways Services team - delivering £1 billion of social value to the six million people and wider communities who rely on our expertise and experience. Can you join our team? Yes, you can - if you want to be valued for who you are as well as what you do, in a company shaping the future.

Key Responsibilities

The Estimator to join the team will be required to work on a large volume of major project tenders that will be tendered in short to medium term. You will be tendering on some of the most exciting projects, the successful applicant will be responsible for the preparation of analytical tenders on a competitive or negotiated basis. Assist/Manage the production of tender documents. You will need to analyse risks and opportunities for board approval as well as data to inform and, or challenge solution development. An important element of the role will be to input to quality submissions and operational solution appropriate along with maintaining and developing pricing libraries and estimating software. You will need to attend pre-tender interviews where required and post tender presentations, as well as managing robust and long-term relationships with clients and design teams in line with the general strategy. A vital part of this position will be to ensure tender governance is adhered to. Duties will also include complying with estimating processes to ensure it conforms with standing orders, provide data as requested to review the performance of the supply chain member. You will also be expected to work in conjunction with administration staff in preparation of the estimate. Provide data as requested to review the performance of the supply chain member.

What do we need from you?
  • Previous experience within a similar role is highly important
  • A degree or education that is relevant to the role would be highly advantageous
  • Confident in estimating functions surrounding tenders
  • Stakeholder management experience
  • Strong analytical background
What will you receive?

You can expect a competitive salary and an outstanding package that includes a company car, private healthcare, a matched pension scheme up to 7.5%, 26 days' annual leave + bank holidays (with the opportunity to buy or sell holiday) together with two employee Share Scheme options (Sharesave and Share Incentive Plan). To find out more about the rewards and benefits at Kier, click here.

Pre-employment checks

It's worth remembering that if you are successful, we'll undertake the relevant / standard pre-employment checks after you have been offered a job. This includes taking up your references, verifying your right to work in the UK, verifying your driving licence (if applicable) and a health assessment.

Thinking. Doing. Innovating. Delivering.

Being part of Kier means living our values of being Collaborative, Trusted and Focused. We all have the potential to shape our world, and it's through these values that we will leave a lasting legacy. Bring your talent and ambition to Kier and you will be given the scope and opportunity to invest in your own future, to build your expertise and contribute to a rich and diverse culture.

Kier is committed to creating supportive and inclusive opportunities for all of our applicants and employees. We appreciate applicants from all backgrounds and we specifically encourage those from underrepresented communities to apply. If you'd like to learn more about our commitments to diversity and inclusion at Kier, you can contact the team by emailing

If you require any reasonable adjustments during any part of the application process, please let us know so we can discuss and arrange these.

Closing Date: 26/10/2021

Please note, interviews may take place before the closing date, and we reserve the right to close applications early.

Recruitment Agencies - opportunities at Kier are managed by our internal recruitment team. We are unable to accept unsolicited CVs and communications from external recruiters. If there is a specific business need a member of the recruitment team will engage with agencies who have signed up to our PSL to ensure all CV's are uploaded onto our portal to be considered. For further information, visit our Careers Help page.

Apply for this job