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Senior Estimator - Rotary

11 April 2021
Keller UK are recruiting for a Senior Estimator to join our Foundations Piling division in Coventry.

Division: Foundations Piling 
Reports To: Pre-construction Manager 

Purpose of the Role

To win profitable work. 

To ensure that risks and opportunities are identified during the bid and managed.
To develop more junior estimating staff and to contribute to the wider team.

Key Roles and Responsibilities 



Review tenders with contracts staff to determine the most efficient methods. 

Liaise with designers to optimise the engineering solution.

Complete the risk analysis identifying high risks / concerns to senior management.

Liaise with contract engineers to ensure the correct design is fully implemented.

Ability to assess ground conditions for pricing most suitable piling technique which
focus on Rotary Bored Piling.


Understand and deliver the client’s requirements.

Focus on London & South East for business development and work winning.
Requirement for UK wide tenders as required.

Develop long lasting relationships with clients to encourage repeat business

Support the division in winning work.
Grow the business from existing customers and markets and seek new but related

Take an active role in maintaining the Keller Dynamic. Promote cross and joint
selling across all Keller divisions.


Be a mentor to others.

Uphold and safeguard the organisation’s values and philosophy relating to ethics,
integrity, corporate and social responsibility.

Work to and actively promote “The Keller Way”.

Comply with, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in accordance with Fairness,
Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement (FREDIE) principles. 


Maintain a risk based approach to tendering.

Seek to maximise margins on bids by negotiating with clients and suppliers.
Experience/Skills/Qualifications/Personal Attributes 


CSCS Card Holder. 

Extensive experience in the construction sector with a focus on rotary bored piling.

Proven ability working as a geotechnical specialist.

A sound technical knowledge of a range of geotechnical products and solutions. 

IT literate, Excel, Word, PowerPoint.

Full UK driving licence. 


BEng/MEng Degree or equivalent Civil Engineering/Geology related Degree.

Incorporated Engineer. 

Experience of working on large infrastructure projects.

A comprehensive personal contact list with major clients.

Personal Attributes

Enthusiasm to progress in a small dedicated team within a larger specialist ground
engineering company.

Flexibility to carry out duties not part of the normal remit in the interests of the team.

Good communication skills.

Team player and able to work alone. 

Outgoing and friendly.

Ability to meet deadlines.