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Head of Estimating

  • Job reference: R-053324
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: London

Are you ready to work on some of the most exciting and prestigious construction challenges in the UK? Join our collaborative team where everyone has a voice, and together we deliver excellence for people and the environment.

Join us at Faithful+Gould and you’ll become part of an exciting team in our Transport Infrastructure business. No two people have the same priorities, which is why we want to hear from you. And why flexible and remote working are central to our culture. So, talk to us about how we can support you – from reduced weeks to buying more leave over school holidays; how we can make adjustments for you at work, or help your transition back after a career break

Due to significant growth in our sector, we are looking for an exceptional Head of Estimating (Regional Director level) with strong and proven infrastructure experience, notably from Rail, Local Transport or Highways projects.

What you will bring

  • An industry recognised expertise in commercial management and estimating services
  • Ability to inspire and motivate teams and unlock future talent for the business
  • An excellent understanding of industry benchmarks / best practices and methods of measurements (e.g. RMM and HMM)
  • Strong network within the transport infrastructure sector
  • Proven track record of service innovation, technical excellence and exceptional service delivery
  • Comprehensive understanding of the challenges facing transport sector and the opportunities available
  • Major project/programmes of work experience

Your purpose

  • Develop and further enhance our Estimating capability
  • Establish and lead our community of practice and drive technical excellence and service innovation
  • Unlock talent and develop next generation of leaders
  • Deliver excellent client service on our commissions through quality assurance and regular client care
  • Develop, mentor and support your teams on project / technical delivery
  • Influence and shape the future direction of our business as part of our leadership team

The Individual

  • Will have excellent measurement, numerate and IT skills (particularly using Excel), with experience using a computer aided estimating system
  • Will be highly analytical and able to interpret and present complex information both verbally and in writing.
  • Should be commercially aware, tenacious, and able to meet tight deadlines.
  • Excellent team player, able to influence technical and delivery staff and collaborate effectively with other divisional colleagues.
  • Degree level or equivalent professional qualification (e.g. RICS)


You should possess a willingness to continue to develop your career through our structured training programme. Faithful+Gould provides a portfolio of training and development courses designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents and also encourage Continuous Professional Development Activities. 

Rewards and Benefits:

Faithful+Gould offers a fantastic range of benefits, which you can tailor to suit your own health, wellbeing, financial and lifestyle choices. All the information you need to know is available on our dedicated benefits portal; your reward, which is available to access 24/7 from any device:

Security Clearance:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

Faithful+Gould recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements.

Faithful+Gould, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.