Senior Estimator

Head Office - Old Street (London)

Ardmore have been at the forefront in delivering hundreds of major projects across London. We have established a major reputation for delivery of large-scale phased regeneration schemes. Some of our iconic projects include the Corinthia Hotel, Churchills Old War Office and the Greenwich Peninsula.

We build homes, offices, hotels, schools, medical centres, parks, playgrounds – every facility our great city needs. And we do it with passion. With sensitivity. With style!

To build on our recent success we are in search of an experienced a Senior Estimator to join our Pre-Construction team based at our Head Office, London, N1.

This position will utilise the latest technology to gain a competitive edge on the market, produce an optimum bid success rate, whilst maintaining a client centric mindset. This is a key role where you will also be responsible for the full tender process and to be capable of producing accurate cost plans.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Review tender information and employer’s requirements, and assess their implications.
  • Prepare comprehensive and detailed Bill of Quantities (BOQ) and pricing information.
  • Present tender submissions for adjudication and attend relevant meetings.
  • Analyse and incorporate tender returns into submission and handover packs.
  • Support pre-construction, technical, and planning functions by providing information and assistance.
  • Negotiate final contract sums, prepare risk registers, and assist in establishing project budgets.

We’re Looking For:

  • Good experience working with a main contractor and dealing with projects of similar value.
  • High end Residential/Commercial experience (Preferable)
  • Experience of various construction methods
  • Experience of controlling costs, timing and quality in line with targets
  • Good technical knowledge and the ability to look beyond the information drawn or specified, and to allow for all necessary to complete a task or element of construction
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point
  • Ability to use a computerized estimating package
  • Good standard of mathematical ability

Example of Company Benefits (Dependent on role level)

  • Competitive Maternity, Adoption & Paternity Pay scheme
  • Medical Cover (Most pre-existing conditions are covered) – Dependent on role level
  • Competitive holiday allowances, starting with 25 + bank holidays and going up to 30 days + Bank holidays (dependant on length of service), Day off on your birthday also included!
  • Competitive pension scheme to help you for when you retire
  • Life Assurance (Paying 4* your salary)
  • Relevant professional membership fees paid and continued support with your professional growth and Learning.
  • Generous Staff referral scheme, paying up to £3,500
  • The opportunity to save up to 25% on your bike via the Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounts on 100’s of retailers and Gyms

Further Information About the Role

Kindly be aware that this advertisement for our job vacancy may not encompass all assigned duties, responsibilities, or aspects of the role described. It is subject to potential amendments at the sole discretion of Ardmore.

For a full role profile, please contact us directly at

Equal Opportunities

Ardmore are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender, reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy or maternity.

Reasonable adjustments

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