Civils Estimator

Full time

Southampton, United Kingdom


Trant Engineering Limited is a multi-discipline Engineering & Construction company, with offices and projects throughout the UK and Overseas. We have a number of different divisions, including; Energy, Oil & Gas, Water & Process, International and Control & Automation. We have over 800 employees and with a healthy forward order book and a projected turnover of £140m this year, it is an exciting time to join the business.

We have an immediate requirement to appoint an Estimator to join our successful Estimating team at our Head Office in Southampton. Projects will include a variety of projects within all of our sectors, varying in value from £500k - £55m, using Conquest software. Applicants should have a background of working within the civil engineering or construction sectors and we are open to applications either from individuals who are currently working as Estimators or from those who are keen to develop a career in Estimating and have a civil engineering background.

Working as part of a team and reporting into the Estimating Manager, duties include but are not limited to;

  • Reviewing tender documents
  • Producing technical and commercial submissions that are accurately priced, clearly detailed, competitive and returned within the required timescales
  • Managing all stages of the tendering process from receipt of enquiry through to the return of the completed tender
  • Liaising with clients and Consultants, Designers & Supply Chain as required
  • Take off from drawings/specifications to produce a bill of quantities/schedule of rates
  • Attending meetings with clients, subcontractors, senior management and team members
  • Visiting sites as necessary
  • Assisting with Planning & Programming
  • Producing enquiry documents for subcontractors and materials to compare

Desired Qualifications/Skills;

  • HNC/HND/BSc/BEng in an industry-related subject
  • Background in Civil Engineering or construction
  • Working knowledge of Conquest would be useful but not essential
  • Personable character
  • Team player 


At Trant, we offer the opportunity for career development within a professional and friendly safe working environment. We value our employee’s and strongly support and encourage individuals to gain professional qualifications, whilst offering the opportunity to work on projects of differing sizes within a variety of industry sectors.

Our company benefits package includes;

•            A competitive salary

•            Company car or car allowance

•            24 days holiday + bank holidays (holidays increase with service)

•            The opportunity to buy further holidays

•            Free onsite parking

•            Company Pension Scheme

Equal Opportunities;

Trant Engineering Limited is committed to equal opportunities for all and we do not discriminate on the grounds of race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, sex, disability or age.

To apply for this position, please e-mail your CV to or call 02380 665544                                                                                                                                      


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