Estimating Manager

Client: Durham County Council

Location: Durham

Salary: £39,493 - £43,516

Closing date: Sunday, 19 February 2023 23:30

Estimating Manager

Durham County Council

Salary: £39,493 - £43,516

We are looking for an experienced and self-motivated Estimating Manager to join our specialist team in Highway Services.

Highways at Durham County Council are responsible for the maintenance of the Highway Infrastructure across County Durham, including approximately 3,800km of carriageway, 500 road bridges and 80,000 streetlights. 

This is an exciting opportunity to ensure the operational and commercial success of the service


You will be responsible for the management of the Estimating team and all operational tender preparations, valuations, post completion procedures and reviews.

With a proven track record of preparing quality submissions, you will have responsibility for the preparation and submission of all estimates for highway, street lighting and countryside works for both internal and external clients.

Using good communication skills, you will lead the completion of final valuations and monthly work in progress meetings.

Working collaboratively, you will prepare documentation for obtaining material and sub-contractor enquiries for pricing purposes.

With an excellent awareness of the macro environment and new construction materials, methods and procedures you will provide advice to operational managers, improving service delivery and value for money.


You will need to be educated to degree level or equivalent in an appropriate discipline, or able to demonstrate the essential criteria as detailed in the person specification. You will also need:

  • Experience of working in a construction environment
  • Estimating experience within a contracting environment
  • Knowledge of and experience in preparing the pricing of tenders and quality submissions
  • Good communication and problem-solving skills

Take a look at the person specification for the full criteria.


We want to be sure that every member of staff feels valued and rewarded for their individual contribution and believe we’ve got everything you’d expect from a large organisation.

We offer:

  • Competitive salaries, with opportunity for incremental annual increases until you reach the top of your pay scale.
  • Various flexible working options including a hybrid approach (home and office working).
  • Current holiday entitlement of 26 days per year, rising to 31 days after five years continuous local government service. Entitlement will increase by one day from April 2023.
  • Attractive pension scheme.
  • Salary sacrifice schemes (including car and cycle) and access to employee discounts on goods, services, and travel.
  • Wellbeing support.
  • Access to ongoing training and development.

Benefits and rewards are subject to individual terms and conditions. 

If you would like to know more about our rewards and benefits package, please follow the link:


For further information or confidential discussion, please contact: Dan Wide on or 07895 312029

Please use the ‘Person Specification’ section of your application form to demonstrate that you have the essential and where possible, desirable experience, skills, and knowledge. Candidates who do not evidence that they meet the essential qualifications and experience listed on the person specification will not be short-listed.

Closing date: 19th February 2023