Utilising our valuable relationships across key sectors including Energy & Power, Infrastructure and Architecture & Design, Linear Recruitment is able to offer estimator jobs at various levels. We also have exclusive access to some of the latest estimator vacancies before they reach the open market. Browse our current roles below or contact our recruitment consultants for more information.

Estimator Job FAQs

What is an Estimator?

Estimators work out how much it will cost for a company to supply products and services to its clients or customers. They compile a list of all the required materials to estimate the cost, negotiate deals with suppliers, check the material quality, and arrange meetings with clients, architects, and colleagues.

What is the average salary of estimators in the UK?

The average salary of an estimator in the UK is currently £39,236 per annum according to data from Glassdoor with junior positions paying roughly £23,000 on average. This will depend on your level of experience as well as other factors like location. Data from the National Careers Service correlates with this, showing an average salary of £20,000 for junior positions through to £40,000 for more senior level estimator jobs.

What training/qualifications do I need?

Estimator roles normally require the completion of a relevant qualification, most commonly an undergraduate degree or higher national diploma in structural engineering, civil engineering, construction management or quantity surveying. Some employers also offer apprenticeships, degree apprenticeships, and graduate training schemes. 

What skills do estimators need?

Estimator jobs require strong mathematical and analytical skills, plus good attention to detail. A good knowledge of the construction sector will also be useful, along with organisation and project management skills.

What career paths/progression opportunities are available?

Aside from moving into senior estimator and consultancy positions, there are a variety of roles available to estimators with a good level of experience including project team leaders, quality assurance inspectors and contract managers.

Why use Linear Recruitment to find your next estimator job?

Linear Recruit has been a specialist in construction sector recruitment since our conception in 2001, and we’ve proudly recruited on behalf of clients working on large, high-profile construction projects across the UK. With a number of preferential agreements in place with clients in the Construction industry we often have exclusive access to estimator vacancies before they reach the open market. We recruit at multiple levels including both junior and senior roles and support all candidates seeking with interview advice, CV preparation tips, and comprehensive career advice.

How do I apply for a job through Linear Recruitment?

Applying for an estimator job with Linear Recruitment is quick and easy. Just hit the ‘apply for role’ button and then fill out the contact form or email the recruitment consultant directly using the details at the bottom of the job description. Need additional help or information? Just get in touch.

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