Job Title: Lead Estimator  

Location: Seaham Office

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent Reporting to the Bids and Tendering manager, the Lead Estimator will be responsible for Leading the Estimating team, all day-to-day activities required to support the Bids and Tendering process to secure new and repeat business contracts. 

The Candidate:

  • Experience of negotiated framework bidding and competitive bidding – essential.
  • Experience of success in supporting a major contract or Business Unit and/or providing support to a professional function.
  • Line Management experience – desirable
  • Excellent influencing, negotiation, and delegation skills.
  • Strong commercial acumen and excellent analytical skills.
  • Competent in Microsoft Office, predominantly MS Word, MS Excel and Outlook
  • Analytical and keen attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer-facing skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Right to Work in the UK

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead pricing strategies on larger tenders.
  • Support the wider bid teams in ensuring appropriate risk management throughout the tender period.
  • Identify commercial opportunities and supporting tender commercial strategies on larger schemes.
  • Ensure all estimate outputs required are completed and to the correct standard.
  • Support the presentation of large tenders to Directors.
  • Support in compiling tender pricing submission documents.
  • Establish and maintain good contacts with Project leads and support functions to ensure internal buy in is secured.
  • Involvement in client meetings, presentations, and tender negotiations
  • Obtaining client feedback on performance and sharing of learning within wider estimating team
  • Maintaining awareness of key sector technologies, prices, and market conditions
  • Promoting and Leading continual improvement initiatives.
  • Manage change of Estimating proforma, etc.
  • Support in monitoring performance against the budgets
  • Lead, motivate and coach estimating team members, providing developmental support to enable them to provide excellent commercial and procurement services.


  • Company Pension
  • Private Healthcare
  • Flexible working

If you are interested in the role and would like to be part of a unique team and culture, then please submit your CV to and add the job title to the email subject.

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