An Estimator becomes involved with a project during the tender stage.

They play a key role in determining the works required and establishing the best contract price to deliver the project. This involves extensive liaison with sub-contractors and suppliers to obtain accurate prices against strict deadlines. The Estimator will manage the financial element of the tender to ensure minimal risk exposure while exploring potential opportunities and savings to gain an advantage. The role of Estimator involves working alone but also as part of a team; they will engage with the Design Team, project team and the supply chain to ensure they provide the most complete, comprehensive and competitive solution to suit the requirements of the Client. 

Career Progression

Estimator - Baxall Construction

Key Skills

  • Time management
  • IT/communication
  • Attention to detail


  • Maths and statistics
  • Technology
  • Problem solving
Richard Fairhall

“My job allows me to work competitively as part of a team as well as individually. I take great pleasure in securing a contract when competing against our rival contractors.”

Richard Fairhall MCIOB – Estimator

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