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CPS is a joint Venture project with Balfour Beatty, Atkins, and Egis. We operate and maintain the M25.

The M25 is the busiest section of motorway in Europe and requires careful and efficient planning of work in order to deliver over £100m of annual investment in the highway infrastructure each year, in addition to planned and reactive maintenance activity.

If you have or are looking for a career in Highways, working on the M25 will give you experience and challenge that no other highways project can offer.

Our commercial team are looking for an Estimator to manage the estimating aspects of the strategic & BAU chance, improvements, asset renewals, predefined and Asset team.

Reporting to the Lead Estimator, this position will be responsible for the Contract Change & Improvement team. The role will also provide estimating support to the Asset Management Team and valuation of change across the entire contract.

Key responsibilities

  • Deal with day-to-day estimating requirements for the Improvement team and queries from a variety of stakeholders
  • Deal with the day- to- day estimating requirements for the Change Control Manager
  • Support the Asset Management Plans providing an estimating function.
  • Monitoring, administering, and auditing the estimating procedures within the business
  • Actively support and contribute to the development of the commercial strategy
  • Support the Contract Risk/ Change manager and Supply Chain manager where necessary
  • Support the commercial team embedded within the business
  • Managing and updating estimating software package (Candy)

Qualifications and skills required:

  • Relevant and sufficient knowledge and experience within an estimating background.
  • Proven experience of gaining credibility and building strong working relationships.
  • Ideally be a candidate who has previous experience within highways / construction.
  • Have proven Highway Maintenance Estimating, negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Understanding of Highways asset maintenance estimating (OPEX)
  • Awareness of current commercial legislation.
  • Competent user of Microsoft packages.
  • Preparation of tender brief and enquiry documentation including the preparation of bills
  • Understand the principles of budge and cost management
  • The ability to measure, record and value work supervised in accordance with appropriate rules
  • The ability to seek out, locate and assemble pre and post contract documentation, complimented with the necessary administration skills

Personal attributes:

  • Professional with a strong commercial acumen; have good influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
  • A team player with a flexible approach to achieving joint objectives.
  • Ability to plan and organise own time and workload, enthusiastic with a strong work ethic.