Estimator – Ground Engineering

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Job Description

About the role

Our Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering business has a fantastic opportunity for an Estimator to join our team based in Basingstoke or Derby

Balfour Beattys Ground Engineering business is positioned as the UKs leading specialist geotechnical contractor, drawing on its knowledge and expertise in delivering innovative piling and ground improvement solutions across all sectors, focussing on providing the solid foundations for buildings of any height, ranging from city skyscrapers to house foundation packages.

As an Estimator, you will develop bids and tenders to win work for our business, generating an innovative, challenging ground engineering solution for every bid, maximising our opportunity, and developing a solution that provides added value to the client and generating an accurate cost base for the works based on the Clients requirements.

The business requires the most efficient design solution for every tender which is safe to build, will meet the desired quality metrics and comply with the clients delivery requirements.

What you’ll be doing

Other key responsibilities will be:

  • Be accountable to win rotary work, by producing winning solutions, through technical and pricing competence and development of key customer relationships
  • Work with the designer and support the Pe-Construction Manager to price accurate solutions based on Clients requirements, interrogating design options and value solutions
  • Review customers drawings and specifications and prepare accurate costing sheets for materials, labour, and equipment
  • Manage the procurement team to ensure tenders are based on real market quotations
  • Accurately plan and sequence the work based on sound previous experience or with reference to the operational team.

Who we’re looking for

What we are looking for:

  • Degree in civil engineering or similar or have substantial experience in piling and ground engineering operations and design
  • Must have a valid CSCS card
  • Experience of pricing geotechnical foundation work and have in depth technical and market knowledge of Ground Engineering
  • An ability to demonstrate a strong customer focus
  • Able to work to and hit tight deadlines under pressure
  • Capable of communicating effectively to both their own team and to external stakeholders
  • Excellent presentation skills are required



Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver some of the UKs most ambitious, exciting and meaningful projects; developing, building and maintaining the vital infrastructure that supports national economies and strengthens communities.

Why join us?

As if contributing to and supporting work that makes life better for millions wasnt rewarding enough, we offer a full range of benefits too. You’ll have the freedom to shape the package thats right for you and your life. Here are some of our key benefits:

– Smart working, giving you more flexibility such as staggered start and finish times, with up to 40% remote working, where roles allow.
– 25 days paid annual leave (pro rata)
– Family friendly policies which include 28 weeks full pay for maternity/adoption leave and four weeks full pay for paternity/partners leave
– Pension, share incentive plan, volunteering leave, recognition schemes and much more

About us

Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering is one of the UKs leading specialist geo-technical contractors, providing innovative piling and ground improvement solutions across all sectors.

Our comprehensive ground engineering capabilities, equipment and experience provide the solid foundations for infrastructure and buildings of any height, ranging from city skyscrapers to cross-country rail and road projects.

Diversity and inclusion

At Balfour Beatty we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential components of any successful, happy workplace. Through our Value Everyone Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Action Plan, we are growing our diverse workforce and developing our inclusive culture where everyone is able to thrive and reach their full potential, regardless of their identity or background. To find out how we are making this a reality, visit

We are a Gold Award holder in the Ministry of Defence ‘Employer Recognition Scheme’ and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role. For more info, visit:

We are looking to continually improve our resourcing process and ensure that it is fair and inclusive for all. If you have any feedback on the process, please share this with us at:



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