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Geo-technical Estimator

Job Title: Geo-technical Estimator
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leeds
Salary: 45000 - 55000
REF: Geo Est - Leeds
Contact Name: David Stevens – Managing Director
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 4 years ago

Job Description

Our client is looking for an experienced Estimator to design (where applicable) price, Negotiate and secure work for the company. As part of the role the employee will build relationships with existing and new customers and clients. The role will require the tendering of all types of Geotechnical Works including

  • Ground Anchors
  • Soil Nails
  • Minipiles
  • Grouting
  • Environmental

Experience and Qualifications Needed


  • Civil Engineering/Geology related Degree
  • 3 years’ experience within the Geotechnical Subcontract/consulting or construction environment with a basic understanding of grouting, ground anchors, Minipiles and soil nails
  • IT literate particularly in Microsoft Office Suite (Including Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Project)
  • Good understanding of written English and standard of letter writing
  • Full UK driving licence


  • Further degree in geotechnical engineering/engineering geology
  • Experience in Civil engineering/Building contracts
  • Knowledge and application of geotechnical design software
  • Experience in computer-aided design (CAD) systems
  • Good presentation skills
  • Chartered or working towards Chartership of a related professional body

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Complete Tender, budget and feasibility proposals and win work in line with agreed targets
  • Attend pre and post tender meetings
  • Actively follow up tender submissions and update enquiry handling system
  • Maximise commercial potential by close liaison with other team members
  • Understand and deliver customer requirements by both interrogating the tender documentation and seeking further necessary documentation as considered necessary
  • Work with Design team (internal/external)to optimise engineering solutions
  • Complete risk analysis for each project and identifying high risks/concerns to senior management

Job Description

  • Liaise/hand over with contract engineers to ensure methodology and design of proposal is fully understood
  • Ensure contract terms are reviewed by the diversion QS
  • Assist the contract staff during the works, as required, to ensure the clients expectations are met
  • Develop long lasting relationships with customers and key influences to encourage repeat business opportunities
  • To take an active role in the promotion of the business to key clients and consulting engineers by means of lunchtime seminars etc.

Behavioural Aspects

The right candidate for the business will demonstrate, as a minimum, the following personal attributes as a minimum:

  • Enthusiastic to work within a small dedicated team within a larger specialist ground engineering company
  • Flexibility to carry out duties not part of their normal remit in the interest of the team
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Positive outlook and a ‘can do’ approach
  • Both a team player and able to work alone
  • Outgoing and friendly
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Pays attention to detail

For more information, please mark your application for the attention of Karieann Proffitt-Jones, email your information or call the office on 01543 629090