Senior Estimator

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Estimator
Location: Plymouth, Devon + Hybrid Working Arrangements
Compensation: £42, 245 + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF58441

At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Senior Estimator at our Devonport Royal Dockyard site.

The role
As a Senior Estimator, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. With the growth in our project portfolio and the business transformation taking place, we are continually looking to improve our estimating capability and as a Senior Estimator you will be a key part of the estimating function.

The role will offer exposure to different areas of the business, each with its own challenges and all requiring unique and diverse skills as well as experience in both estimating, project controls and management.

Day-to-day, you'll be responsible for the co-ordination and compilation of multi-disciplined cost estimates from work specifications, drawings and site visits in support of bids and for additional and emergent work during the project delivery phase.

  • By engaging with internal and external stakeholders and customers you will ensure that the estimates that you produce meet the project need and are compliant with the relevant regulations.
  • As a Senior Estimator you will support the project manager throughout the project lifecycle by providing timely data analysis to support management information and decision-making.
  • You will also be responsible for supporting and guiding a team of Estimators under the direction of the Principal Estimator.

This role is full time, 35 hours per week and provides hybrid working arrangements with 3 days in the office/onsite and 2 days working from home.

Essential experience of the Senior Estimator

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Primarily MS Excel and MS Teams).
  • Estimating specific software (e.g. Excel, @Risk, Candy, ProPricer) experience - Desirable
  • Demonstrated experience in task prioritisation and delegation.
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership
  • Experience of cost estimating within an engineering environment or quantity surveying experience or submarine experience
  • In-depth knowledge of submarine refits and repair procedures, Preferred.

Qualifications for the Senior Estimator

  • Educated to HNC level or above in STEM subject or equivalent.
  • APM PFQ or PMQ preferred

Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) security clearance for this role.

Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (

What we offer

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • 'Be Kind Day' enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity

Babcock International
For over a century Babcock has helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal.

We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header 'Reasonable adjustments requirement'. We're committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone's free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

Closing date: 22/07/2024