Methods Business and Digital Technology Limited
Milton Keynes
250.00 - 300.00 GBP Daily
09 Feb 2018
16 Feb 2018
Job Type
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Estimator

Rate: GBP250-300

Location: Milton Keynes

Length: 12 Months

Main responsibilities

  • Production of cost and price estimates based on technical drawings and specifications for security and refurbishment projects to agreed timescales
  • Cost project risks for inclusion within proposals or to advise clients of appropriate risk pot to hold
  • Cost and price change requests
  • Assist in development of cost and pricing models and related information databases
  • Undertake variance analysis of project financial outturn and other metrics against planned costs to inform future estimating
  • Assist in development, implementation and maintenance of cost and change management policies, processes and tools
  • Help to develop a greater understanding across sections within SGS of estimating and pricing related criteria


  • Demonstrable experience of cost management from start to completion of security/estate projects
  • Ability to produce a detailed Bill of Quantities and Bills of Materials from drawings and specifications
  • Ability to prepare estimates using a computerised estimating package (training will be provided)
  • Ability to demonstrate a significant knowledge of security and estates projects installations (technical and protective security, secure fit out, construction works)
  • Microsoft Excel to intermediate level and general business application skills


  • NVQ/RICS/IOB qualification (or equivalent) in construction cost management
  • Membership of recognised relevant institution (B&C or M&E)
  • Understanding of procurement within UK public sector
  • Demonstrable experience of both UK and Overseas projects
  • Demonstrable experience of commercial risk management at project and programme level from bid through project planning, shipping and installation