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Recruiter NameSuzanne Wood
Industry OIL & GAS, Cost Engineers & Estimators
Salary£70,000 to £80,000 per annum
BenefitsSee description
Locations UK, London and the South East
Contract TypePermanent




Our Client, a Major international contractor, is seeking a Cost Estimator to join their team at their offices based in Surrey. This role will be working within the Company’s Government Services Division.




  • Hold, have held or eligible to apply for UK based security clearance.  Must have minimum 3 years up to date and unbroken residency in the UK.


  • Qualification in Quantity Surveying and membership of appropriate professional body.
  • Technical Trade Qualification.




  • Experience in building models (Excel) and populating/estimating against asset management and maintenance standards.
  • Experience in working with a variety of technical maintenance standards, including SFG 20.
  • Technical understanding of task types and maintenance planning, duration and scheduling.
  • Ability to assimilate resource and cost planning information from a variety of sources, understand the impact/implications of mis-alignments and discrepancies.
  • Proven ability to collaborate with team members to achieve optimal time, cost, performance goals.
  • Proven ability to develop cost plans against a Hard Facilities Maintenance (planned and reactive) strategy and schedule. 
  • Current understanding of labour and on cost market rates throughout the UK, including specialist sub-contract charges, for M&E and Fabric Maintenance.
  • Current understanding of UK materials rates and costs.
  • Able to apply volume and rate discounts – understanding and effectively iterating associated risks.
  • Current understanding of UK FM industry overhead, profit, risk and contingency rates.
  • Good organisational skills giving the ability to deliver to timeframes and estimates.
  • Good written, oral, comprehension and presentational skills to enable effective communication with customers and management.
  • Ability to work independently, keeping management adequately informed.
  • Ability to work with a wide range of people with differing skills and experience


  • Experience of working in a SharePoint solution environment.
  • Experience in asset management (CAFM) systems.
  • Experience of working in the Public Sector and Defence Infrastructure environments.
  • Broad knowledge of the Facilities Management industry.
  • Experience of working in a secure environment.
  • Experience of working on Bids and Proposals.



Working within the Commercial estimating team on large opportunities within the public and defence sector.  Supporting the Bid Directors and Technical Leads with Hard Facilities Maintenance resource/cost estimation for planned, reactive and small/project works and rate schedules: 

  • Establishes the PPM time and cost requirements for assets using the SFG20 standard.
  • Delineates between various delivery options and outlines “best Value for Money” maintenance regimes for planned and reactive work.
  • Defines the market rates for priced additional works and projects, with associated discounts. 
  • Identifies and defines the market position and adjustments for overhead, profit, risk and contingency amounts against work volumes.
  • Makes efficiency adjustments, understanding and effectively iterating any associated risks.
  • Supports the development of the PPM delivery strategy and resource requirements.
  • Liaison with suppliers to gather specialist support cost requirements.
  • Provides analysis and support material for potential change events to allow project to make informed decisions.
  • Contributing to status project reporting.
  • Any other duties that are commensurate with the role.


SALARY:          £70,000 - £80,000 per annum depending on experience, plus full Company benefits.


Candidates need to clearly show the required experience, as seen below, and the skill set relevant to this position on their CV. It would be especially helpful to show experience on the first page of CV in a summary. It is also important in the recent jobs section to detail duties and experience in each job description.


We are instructed to only submit to our Client candidates whose qualifications and experience match client’s specifications and can work in the UK/EU.


For more information please contact Suzanne Wood – Director of Recruitment

on 020 8905 2250 or email

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