Published: September 5, 2017
Job Type
Civil Engineering
Salary dependent on experience
Start Date


Abatec are working with MJ Church Ltd with the recruitment of an Estimator or Senior Estimator to be based from their offices in Chippenham.

M J Church has been trading for over 30 years throughout the South West as a leading regional earthworks and civil engineering contractor with an enviable proven track record.

The Company is focused on providing a quality of service to the highest professional standards and they place great emphasis on building strong, trusting and long lasting relationships with their clients. A large proportion of their business stems from repeat enquiries from satisfied clients.

The Company is looking to strengthen its team due to several years of sustained growth.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities for the Estimator / Senior Estimator:

  • To assist and produce tenders that are accurately priced, clearly detailed, competitive and returned within the required timescales.
  • Maintain good relationships with clients and professionals to promote further tender opportunities.
  • Management of all stages of the tendering process from receipt of enquiry through to the return of the completed tender.
  • Use drawings and specifications to produce competitive tenders up to £15 million.
  • Ability to take off from drawings / specifications to produce a bill of quantities / schedule of rates.
  • Attend meetings with customers, subcontractors, senior management of the company and other team members.
  • Visiting site as necessary as part of the tender process.
  • Contributing to the maintenance of an accurate central database of rates.
  • Production and handover of documents upon successful award of contracts, detailing contract particulars, gang build-ups and required work outputs
  • Assisting with the preparation of pre-qualification questionnaires and quality statements.
  • Key point of reference for estimates.
  • Production of enquiry documents for subcontractors and materials, carrying out comparisons, analysis of quotations and completion of rates for inclusion in tenders.

Person Specification for the Estimator / Senior Estimator role:

  • CV’s from candidates with a diverse background whether degree / HND qualified or not will be welcomed.
  • Ideally at least 3 years’ experience in estimating.
  • Subcontracting experience preferred.
  • Civil engineering, groundworks or earthworks experience advantageous.

Package for the Estimator role:

  • Salary dependent on experience.
  • Company pension, Healthcare, 32 days holiday
  • Company Car / Allowance

To apply for this vacancy, please email your CV to or contact Danny Wheeler on 01934 635025 for more information; the reference for this vacancy is 127317.

Please note Abatec are working on a sole agency basis with MJ Church for the recruitment of this role.   

Only applications made by Abatec Ltd will be considered for this position.

Abatec Ltd. is working as an employment agency on behalf of a client.

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