As a Senior Estimator you responsible for compiling cost estimates of how much it will cost to provide a client or potential client with a product or service outlined in their scope of works. You will be able to provide comprehensive and accurate quantities and budgets for labour, plant and materials needed to complete a project. You are also expected to identify and mitigate project risks and opportunities for review during bid settlements. 

  • Review and form an in depth understanding of the project from the Invitation to Tender documents.
  • Preparation of Bill of Quantities and any take off to either populate or as a checking exercise.
  • Identify and collate any subcontract, materials and specialist plant enquiry packages to supplement into tender as required.
  • Pricing all directly deliverable or as necessary elements of estimates from first principles
  • Identify operational and commercial risk within the project and ensure adequate allowance has been made within the commercial submission.
  • Collate and submit to the client any Tender Queries within the prescribed periods outlined in the ITT documents when applicable.
  • Undertake post tender negotiations to ensure the project is secured. Any other reasonable requests as required by Management
  • It is expected that all of your behaviours and day to day activities will be underpinned by the blu-3 company core values


  • Educated to National Diploma level, ideally construction based
  • Experience working in a similar role for a minimum of 5 years
  • Suitable experience working within relevant sectors
  • Suitable experience working with estimating software packages


  • Managing a number of complex issues within tight and unpredictable time frames
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Full and in depth understanding of Standard Methods of Measurement
  • Very good working skills in Microsoft Office applications
  • Full and in depth understanding of estimating principles

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