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As a Senior Consultant you will act as a provider of commercial knowledge and will be expected to manage a substantial number of schemes/projects for our clients and be capable of managing jobs concurrently.

To manage all aspects of financial control provider and managed works contracts, including value engineering, estimating, negotiating prices, identifying and agreeing the value of additional works, interim valuations, final accounts and the production and management of contractual documentation. Measuring and evaluating works undertaken, compiling interim applications, pricing and agreeing compensation events/variations and agreeing final accounts with the client are vital components of this role.

You will also be one of the primary relationship builders, liaising with clients and potential clients, on behalf of the company.

Skills & experience

The ideal candidate for this role will have:
  • Around 10 years’ experience of the civil engineering industry
  • Expert knowledge and strong commercial understanding of the cost components contained in civil engineering projects
  • Strong communication skills and be process orientated
  • Strong numerical and data analysis skills
  • Knowledge of cost estimating processes
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of highways and construction operations ideally gained from experience with a main contractor
  • Experience of procurement and securing subcontractors through contract negotiations


  • Degree qualification or equivalent in a related subject essential
  • Chartered Professional Qualifications desirable

In return Benchmark Estimating offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive salary, annual performance-based pay reviews and company stakeholder’s pension scheme.  Only applicants eligible to live and work in the UK will be considered.

Please send your CV and covering letter and any other supporting materials to:

Benchmark Estimating is a dynamic, growing company with its Head Office based in Manchester, United Kingdom and a regional presence in Glasgow, Scotland.

We are always interested in receiving applications from experienced professionals to join our Cost Engineering, Training, Programming, Sales, Customer Service and Support, Marketing, IT and Administration teams.

We encourage you to submit your résumé here for consideration if you are interested in employment with Benchmark Estimating.