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Here at Connect Plus Services, our work inspires communities and advances society. Our commitment to sustainability looks even further – generations further. Join our Asset Delivery team as an Estimator initially valuing the Asset Management Forward Work Plan. Liaise with members of the project team & supply chain to develop and understand methodologies and principles proposed.

Role Purpose: 

  • Supporting the Managing & Senior Estimators to develop estimates from 1st Principles associated with the civil portions of multi disciplined Highways Projects across various stages of the estimate.
  • Be a member of the team developing the price.
  • Support more senior members of the team to present, negotiate and justify prices produced in an open and honest manner to both senior leaders within the business and/or external customers/partners.

As an Estimator, you will have the following Key Responsibilities.

  • Undertake estimates in accordance with the companies’ policies and procedures.
  • Review customer’s drawings and specifications to prepare accurate costing sheets for materials, labour and equipment
  • Oversee and/or interrogate design options and ‘value’ solutions, and if appropriate, identify the attractiveness of a project based on sound estimating principles.
  • Record assumptions and identify risks and opportunities including supporting developing the risk evaluation from a pricing/budgetary point of view.
  • Detailed analysis of subcontractors’ analysis.
  • Take the lead on small/medium size bids to ensure that tender deliverables are produced in a timely and effective manner.
  • Support and/or interrogate design options and ‘value’ solutions, and if appropriate, identify the attractiveness of a project based on sound estimating principles. Activities to include:
  • Review drawings and specifications to prepare accurate costing sheets for materials, labour and equipment.
  • Ensure compliance with the company’s procedures, including pre-construction gate process.
  • Review tender documents and submission requirements, ensuring all financial information is identified and provided and accurate compliant design proposals are included.
  • Establish and agree key rates.
  • Agree with engineering and planning key methods, outputs and plant selection.
  • Detailed analysis of subcontractors’ analysis

Experience Required:

Infrastructure Main Contractor background M&E Projects such as Railways but not buildings for example as they will not have enough technical experience.

  • Previous experience in an estimating role, Commercial or operational background considered.
  • Working towards or chartered with a relevant industry recognised chartership e.g., ICE, CICES, RICS, CIOB Etc (desirable).
  • Experienced estimating background using Candy Estimating Software (desirable but not essential).
  • Good financial acumen with an ability to analyse complex data and documentation accurately.
  • Proficient in general IT applications e.g. Word and Excel.

About Us:

CPS represents an exciting collaboration between industry giants Balfour Beatty, AtkinsRéalis, and Egis! Together, we spearhead the operation and maintenance of none other than the M25—the bustling heartbeat of European motorways. Imagine the thrill of orchestrating over £100 million of annual investment into this vital highway infrastructure, meticulously planning and executing projects amidst the constant flow of traffic. Whether you’re already immersed in the world of Highways or eager to embark on this exhilarating journey, the M25 promises an unparalleled experience, brimming with challenges and opportunities that simply cannot be matched elsewhere!

We foster diversity and inclusivity in our workplace, actively welcoming applications from qualified individuals of all backgrounds. Regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status, all are encouraged to apply. Our goal is to cultivate a supportive and respectful environment where every employee can excel. If you need accommodations during the recruitment process, please inform us.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.


This is a hybrid role designed to fully maximize team collaboration on the project, we therefore expect a minimum of 60% of your time to be spent at a CPS offices.

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