PWS Recruitment Logo


Job Title: Design & Estimating Engineer

Salary/Rate: £45,000 - £55,000

Location: Derby/Birmingham

Job Type: Permanent

Industry/Specialist Area: Design

Client Description:

Our client’s specialist civil and ground engineering skills, equipment and experience provide a solid foundation for every project. They work across all construction sectors, helping a variety of clients achieve cost savings by fully value engineering projects using the latest, innovative, creative design, tendering, installation and delivery technology. They provide a total capability in the early construction phases of major projects, providing an end-to-end solution combined with a bespoke choice of services. Backed by a central technical design and engineering resource, they can deliver the full range of foundations, groundworks, site remediation, piling, geotechnical and structures techniques. As one of the largest specialist contractors in the industry, our client is able to provide clients with a 'one-stop foundation solution' – all supported by their state-of-the-art processes and technologies. Their offering includes piling, diaphragm walling, ground improvement and foundations.

Job Description:

This challenging and exciting opportunity requires an experienced piling, foundations, ground improvement & stabilisation or geotechnical engineering professional.


Due to continued and sustained growth in the UK, and a significant increase in workload, including major HS2 work packages, our client is now looking to recruit a Design & Estimating Engineer. Reporting to the Divisional Director you will be accountable for producing a wide range of foundations, piling, ground improvement & stabilisation and geotechnical engineering designs and tenders in line with client specifications, industry regulations and company best practice standards.


The Role


  • Add to the team whilst ensuring that you play an active part in delivering high quality piling, foundations, ground improvement & stabilisation and geotechnical engineering designs and tendered solutions against business and client targets

  • To challenge and review all elements of the cost and design, to be proactive and identify the potential to reduce risk and improve efficiency wherever possible

  • To produce high quality material, identifying constraints and improvements which can impact on quality or cost, whilst regularly updating planners and project teams to ensure timescales are achievable without compromising quality

  • Actively promote and demonstrate the group’s core values through your day to day work, and co-operate and communicate with other staff across the business and all relevant teams in the ideology of adding most value in every area of work to assist in the efficient and successful design and pricing of all schemes

  • Working with the pre-construction teams to help control the build-up and timely submission of all assigned designs and tenders

  • Prepare regular reports on performance to assist in decision making

  • Participate in regular review meetings with the relevant teams developing a pro-active focus upon client expectations and contract design and tender delivery

  • Co-ordinate and add engineering value at the bid stage of new schemes

  • To participate in regular progress meetings for presentations to the relevant management

  • Be an integral member of the pre-construction department

  • Ensure that tenders and designs adhere to policies in line with business objectives and ensure the company complies with legal requirements and best practice procedures

  • Take responsibility for meeting your own targets, whilst managing risks effectively and delivering all agreed outputs, within the company ideals

  • To ensure that any issues ongoing as a result of any scheme improvement and change initiatives are managed effectively to the requirements of the company


The Person


  • Able to demonstrate a proven track record in the design and estimation of piling, foundations, ground improvement & stabilisation and geotechnical engineering contracts

  • Ability to join an existing and established business and contribute in a manner with enthusiasm and drive

  • Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, being able to relate to individuals at all levels in an organisation, and to establish and maintain respect both professionally and personally

  • To have previous experience of multi discipline geotechnical contracts design and estimation, coupled with familiarity with relevant technical specification requirements, codes and standards

  • Disciplined experience of regular reporting procedures

  • Must possess an excellent understanding of the requirements to be an active member of a team in a fast-paced environment, with the ability to manage and deliver as necessary

  • To have previous experience of working in a client focused environment

  • Expertise to benchmark, understand best practice, and collate then analyse information on contracts and clients

  • Ensuring maximisation of business return through proposals, whilst maintaining and developing internal and external client relationships via high levels of service

  • Be able to operate hands-on in a non-confrontational manner and thrive in a team-orientated environment

  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to successfully manage client relations

  • Ability to promote alternative solutions through engineered innovation and implementation of new concepts

  • Proven experience of networking or communicating with clients or their advisors


A highly attractive basic salary plus extensive benefits package is on offer for the successful candidate, along with security of work given the company’s commitment to growth and a significant forward order workload.

Apply Now


Register Now