Award winning
Family run
Charity giving

Senior Estimator

Vacancy Salary {Advertised Salary}
Location Enfield
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This is a Full Time, Permanent vacancy that will close in {x} days (x will be poplulated when viewing published adverts).

The Wates Group was established in 1897 and is one of the leading privately- owned, construction, development and property services companies in the UK. We employ almost 4,000 people, working with a range of clients and partners from across the public and private sectors.


Wates  FM successfully provides Facilities Management services in technically demanding environments, and our portfolio includes some of the UK’s best-known companies, providing stand-alone hard services, planned and reactive maintenance and technically-led FM solutions to single and multi-site operations.


We are an award-winning business; ensuring we take time to understand our clients’ culture as well as their operations. We have national coverage in a broad range of industry sectors, along with growth plans in place.


As part of our growth strategy we have an opportunity for a Senior Estimator/ Estimating Manager to join our team in Enfield, to effectively utilise skills, experience and knowledge within a team environment to produce multi-million-pound tenders which will win profitable work and drive the strategy for the Estimating function.


Key Accountabilities include:


  • Full understanding of ITT documents to identify any risks or requirements to be included within our submission
  • Ensure that all estimating processes and procedures are followed to deliver a submission following tender settlement
  • Leading on key commercial tender meetings presenting to wider business commercial proposals
  • Engagement with wider business including Operational and Commercial leads to finalise solution
  • Responsibility for determining most competitive cost proposal through labour load, sub-contract quotations and most efficient delivery solution
  • Responsible for populating clients pricing document ready for submission
  • Line management responsibilities of Estimator


We are looking for a qualified Estimator with FM experience along with design, cost planning and bid management skills. Experience of working with a mix of Public and Private clients ideal, as well as Frameworks.


To be successful in the role you will have the ability to understand and use bid tactics and excellent communication skills. You will be a strong leader and strategist, with the experience to take the team forward.


If you or someone you know is interested in a great career opportunity here at Wates, then please click on ‘apply’ to complete our quick and easy application process or if you have any questions you can email One of our In-house Recruitment Team will then be in contact to discuss the opportunity in more detail and advise of next steps.


A bit about us:

Being a family owned business means we understand and value long term relationships. We are community minded and our work is guided by inspiring better ways of creating the places, communities and businesses of tomorrow.


It’s our people who make Wates successful. We will only achieve our strategic objectives if we recruit and retain the best people and operate in an environment underpinned by inclusivity, diversity and opportunity.


We offer industry-leading family friendly and flexible working opportunities that reflect the changing expectations of talent and enable you to manage personal and professional commitments as part of a balanced and healthy lifestyle.


As a responsible and inclusive employer, offering equal opportunities, we are proud to have been recognised through our Investors in People Gold accreditation and Disability Confident Leaders certification.


So, if you’d like to work for an inclusive organisation which invests in you and your continued career development, and you’re looking for your next challenge, we’d like to hear from you.

(Please note that candidates represented by Agencies will not be considered at this time.)

At Wates, we are driven by our purpose of inspiring better ways of creating the places, communities and businesses of tomorrow. Its a bold commitment and we need the right people – from whatever background – to help us make this happen.

There is a huge variety of job opportunities across our businesses, working on challenging and exciting projects and with blue chip clients. We are always looking to hire talented people from all walks of life to reflect the communities where we work.

So, if you’d like to work for an organisation which invests in your continued professional development, and youre looking for your next challenge, wed like to hear from you.


Inside Housing Development Awards


What House? 2019 Awards


Investors in People 2020


Considerate Constructors Schemes (CCS) National Site Awards


A Diversity Assured Accredited Organisation


2019 Construction Manager of the Year Awards

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