Mechanical and Electrical Estimator

Boden Group has established itself as a trusted partner working within the Ministry of Defence (MOD), health, education, local Government and leisure sectors. With four core divisions – Boden Facilities Management, Boden Mechanical & Electrical, Boden Fire & Security and Boden Construction, the Boden Group can provide a diverse range of services and solutions to its customers.

An opportunity has arisen for an Estimator working out of our Barnstaple or Tiverton office. The successful candidate will work as part of a team with the objective of securing profitable future works for the business. Utilising industry knowledge and commercial experience to ensure that competitive bids are submitted to customers. The ideal candidate would be M&E biased.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Finding out client requirements
  • Researching materials, equipment, and labour costs      
  • Collecting quotes from materials suppliers and sub-contractors
  • Assessing the levels of commercial risk on a project
  • Analysing company data, exchange rates and prices and using software packages
  • Preparing and submitting quotations for work
  • Helping with bids for new contracts and supporting buying activities

Technical Experience and Qualifications:


  • Previous Estimating, Quantity Surveying experience
  • Experience within construction or facilities management industry
  • Competent use of Microsoft packages e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook


  • Previous MOD sector experience
  • Previous Schedule of Rates experience

Skills Profile:

  • Good communication skills
  • Good numeracy skills
  • Being able to work with a team
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent IT skills and relevant knowledge of software including
  • Proactive attitude
  • High attention to detail
  • Handling large files with confidential data
  • High understanding of construction plans
  • Knowledge of SoR’s and the principals of their application
  • Sound technical knowledge

Other Information:

The role is office-based, with some travel to client sites and head offices around the region.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to:

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