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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.

This role offers the opportunity for an experienced construction Estimator/Senior Estimator to further their career and work on a range of construction estimating projects.


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.




  • National 4/Standard Grade level 3 or above, or equivalent qualification in Maths and English.


  • Recognised qualification in construction or surveying.



Essential Criteria

  • Experience in construction industry estimating.
  • Be competent in submitting tenders ranging in value from £50k to £20m.
  • Demonstrate full knowledge of bills of quantities including method of measurement.
  • 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.
  • Excellent time management and prioritisation skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of local market price for cost of labour, plant and materials.
  • Experience working with a recognised estimating software package, such as Causeway Estimating.
  • Demonstrate ability to produce high quality work and to work under pressure to achieve tender deadlines.
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of budget control.


Applications / further information

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.

For further information contact:  Sandra McRoberts, HR Manager,

Applicants require to have the right to live and work in the UK.

job type:

Full Time Permanent


Competitive Remuneration & Benefits Package


This position is based in the CHAP Group offices in Westhill. Hybrid/remote working may be considered. This position requires occasional travel to visit sites and clients.

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