A E Yates Limited Civil Engineering

A E Yates have an exciting new opportunity for an experienced Civil Engineering Estimator to join our dynamic team based at our Head Office in Bolton. You will play a crucial role in securing profitable work through competitive tendering of bids for individual projects and frameworks with our extensive current client base and for new customers.


  • Prepare accurate tender estimates from first principles working to, often tight, deadlines
  • Assess tender documents for all relevant technical and contractual issues
  • Undertake effective site visits
  • Prepare accurate take-offs and materials schedules
  • Produce Bills of Quantities from works information to method of measurement standards
  • Prepare subcontract enquiry requirements for Enquiry Manager and evaluate quotations received
  • Actively engage and develop long term relationships with key supply chain partners
  • Liaise with Pre-Construction Department regarding programme and technical/quality submissions
  • Liaise with Delivery Teams to ensure continual improvement in tenders through knowledge sharing
  • Participate in tender stage Value Engineering and Risk Management
  • Participate in tender settlement meetings
  • Participate in post tender interviews, presentations, and negotiations with customers
  • Participate in tender handover meetings with Delivery Teams following award
  • Stay up to date with current and alternative technologies and solutions to improve bids through innovation
  • Maintain awareness of current Health, Safety, Quality, and Environmental requirements and changes
  • Reporting directly to Associate Pre-Construction Director



  • Proven track record of successful estimating experience in all aspects of the civil engineering industry
  • HND Civil Engineering qualification (or be able to provide evidence of equivalent experience)
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings, specifications, reports, SI etc.
  • Experience and understanding of common forms of contract (e.g. JCT, NEC 3, NEC 4 etc.)
  • Experienced in various forms of methods of measurement such as CESSM, NRM, and Highways Method Of Measurement
  • Full driving licence
  • Ability to work as part of an experienced estimating team and integrate with other internal departments
  • Professional attitude and ability to operate without supervision
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office software packages
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good time management and high degree of organisation

Preferable, but not essential

  • Civil Engineering Degree qualification
  • Experience using Causeway Estimating package. Training will be provided for the ideal candidate if necessary
  • Experience of producing target costs based on framework rates and identifying “star rates”
  • Previous civil engineering site experience e.g. Site Agent/Manager
  • CAD experience
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Project
  • Appropriate CSCS qualification

We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a full range of benefits including fully expensed company vehicle (or car allowance), generous holiday allowance, pension, discretionary annual bonus scheme, training and CPD.

Please send your CV and covering letter to Vicky Whitehead or Helen Atkinson

HR Department, A E Yates Ltd., Cranfield Road, Lostock Industrial Estate, Lostock, Bolton, BL6 4SB


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A E Yates is an Equal Opportunities Employer