Senior Estimator

An exciting opportunity for an ambitious Senior Estimator with Earthworks experience to join our team! Looking for a new challenge? Want to be part of the SRC family? Apply today!
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To carry out and monitor day-to-day operations on site for all matters of Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality in line with the agreed scope of works. 


a) Responsible to: Managing Director

b) Responsible for: Earthworks Team

c) Liaison with: Directors, Managers, Employees, Clients, 


  • Responsible for the preparation and subsequent negotiation of Tender submissions for Earthworks projects
  • Examine incoming tenders and review contract potential
  • Measuring & 'Quantity Take-Off' from drawings
  • Sourcing pre-project information and analysing sub-contractor quotations, agreements & enquiries
  • Build up tender price from first principles based on the scope of works, plans, specification, programme
  • Cost planning
  • Produce tender report in preparation for tender adjudication
  • Hold adjudication/settlement meeting with Directors
  • Attend pre & post contract interviews.
  • Control and monitor all activities on site.
  • Ensure the daily programming of all site works is performed in accordance with the company construction program.
  • In conjunction with the Manging Director, site engineer and contracts manager plan and review overall status of project(s) on an ongoing basis.
  • Ensure all site resource (labour, machinery, materials, sub-contractors etc) are effectively utilised and monitored in order to achieve timely completion of projects.
  • Identify and record any possible variations to the contract, ensuring the project manager / construction manager is promptly notified.
  • Ensure that all statutory requirements are adhered to on site at all times.
  • Make a deliberate effort to gain a full understanding and working knowledge of the Company’s SHEQ policies and procedures, ensuring all site personnel adhere to them at all times.
  • Ensure all the applicable quality checklists are properly completed.
  • Ensuring that the company’s management systems and processes are understood, fully adhered to and communicated to the site team.
  • Working alongside site and safety staff to ensure projects are running safely and efficiently in accordance with all current legislation/industry best practice and to maximize profitability at all times.
  • Promote good practice of material sustainability to reduce waste.
  • To undertake any other appropriate duties under the direction of your Line Managers, commensurate with the role and within your capabilities
  • To comply with the company’s Factory Production Control Manual in support of SRC Quality Objectives
  • To act in accordance with the company’s Health, Safety and Environmental policies, procedures and practices, highlighting any issues appropriately
  • Performs other duties as directed


  • Must have 5 years+ experience in similar role.
  • Experience in enabling works advantageous
  • Enthusiastic, committed and a fast learner with previous experience of a busy environment.
  • Ability to work with individuals across departments and liaise with external customers and contacts.
  • Solid organisational skills and the ability to prioritise a varied workload


The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role within the organisation and the overall business objectives of the organisation.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


Martells Quarry

Slough Lane
CO7 Colchester Directions View page

Perks & Benefits

  • Holiday

    We offer a competitive holiday entitlement plus public holidays. We close over the Christmas period to enable everyone to spend time with their families and enjoy the festivities!

  • Training

    SRC Group is committed to the continuous training and development of its employees,
    both in the area of job-related skills training and lifelong learning for personal development.

    SRC Group’s employees are our greatest assets and helping them to develop is crucial to the achievement of the our goals. All training practices and procedures will endeavor to support individuals to strive to achieve these goals.

  • Pension

    We offer a salary sacrifice pension scheme which is a tax efficient way for you to make
    pension contributions.

  • Employee Assistance Programme

    There is a free confidential 24 hour telephone service for employees, their immediate family and children in full time education.
    SRC Group recognises there can be times when additional support is needed for employees and managers alike. Balancing the pressures of work with the needs of home and personal life can be at times, stressful.
    SRC Group also have fully trained Mental Health First Aiders available.

  • Health

    SRC Group are committed to the health of all employees. We provide a confidential health
    surveillance service which to enable you and SRC Group to identify and monitor on- going health needs and requirements.

    SRC Group provide free fruit to all employees and are always providing health incentives such as Charity slim downs and Couch to 5K and Park runs!

  • Long service awards

    Employees are recognised with a long service award at different stages in
    their career.

  • Charity

    SRC Group support a number of charities such as Essex Air Ambulance, CALM and Mind to smaller local charities. We hold fundraising events such as Three Peaks challenge and all employees can join in the fun!

  • Equality and Diversity

    We believe that there are no gender specific roles in this industry. To help reflect this we’ve increased the visibility of our female workforce and showcase the successful women already working on our sites. We’ve developed a programme to attract Black and Minority Ethnic and LGBTQ+ talent and run workshops for existing employees to overcome unconscious bias and foster inclusivity.

Workplace & Culture

At SRC Group we believe that every employee is key to helping us succeed as a business and fulfil our goals, and we strive to create a great place to work for our employees. 

SRC Group are an equal opportunities employer, and seek to provide opportunities and high standards of training based on individuals’ abilities and experiences.

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