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Estimator/Senior Estimator

CHAP Group (Aberdeen) Ltd is one of Scotland’s leading privately owned construction groups. We have an inspiring heritage dating back to 1976 when the Company was founded, and a reputation for valuing our employees. Today the Company comprises Construction, Civils and Homes divisions and is a diverse, dynamic and highly successful group which predominantly focuses on providing quality services within the North East of Scotland.


Job Purpose

To prepare, produce and submit competitive tenders for commercial and residential construction projects ranging in value from £50k to £20m typically.


Main Responsibilities & Duties

  • Prepare and submit market competitive tenders in line with company guidelines.
  • Obtain materials and subcontractor quotations.
  • Prepare take offs from tender documents received.
  • Organise and track market price of equipment, material and construction costs.
  • Review tender documentation, in order to prepare accurate cost estimation.
  • Prepare handover documentation for successful projects and attend internal pre-start meetings.
  • Attend tender adjudication meetings and tender interviews where required.
  • Support/mentor/train Estimating team members as assigned.
  • Supervise work of Estimating team members as assigned.
  • Provide cover for the Estimating Manager in his/her absence.




  • Standard Grade level 3 or above, or equivalent qualification in Maths and English.


  • Recognised qualification in construction or surveying.



Essential Criteria

  • Industry experience in estimating.
  • Be competent in submitting tenders ranging in value from £50k to £20m.
  • Demonstrate full knowledge of bills of quantities including method of measurement.
  • To be able to demonstrate excellent numerical and mathematical skills in order to calculate costs.
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently and to participate fully as a team member and produce measurable results.
  • Demonstrate excellent time management and prioritisation skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of local market price for cost of construction material, equipment and industrial process systems.
  • Experience working with a recognised estimating software package such as Microsoft Office or Causeway Estimating.

Desirable Criteria

  • Demonstrate ability to produce high quality work and to work under pressure to achieve tender deadlines.
  • Ability to anticipate solutions to a wide range of organisational and construction related problems, and to respond flexibly to changes in policies in support of projects.
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of budget control.


Apply via website with a current CV and also include a cover letter/email providing the following information:

  • why the role is of interest to you and why you think you are a suitable candidate
  • an idea of  your salary expectations
  • what your current notice period/availability to start would be.

job type:

Full Time Permanent


Competitive Remuneration & Benefits Package


This position is based in the CHAP Group offices in Westhill. This position requires occasional travel to visit sites and clients.

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