2023 - Graduate Assistant Estimator

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2023 - Graduate Assistant Estimator (3174)

Job Title: Graduate Assistant Estimator

We're looking for bright and committed graduates who will bring energy, new ideas and a fresh perspective to help us become the recognised leader and transform the construction and engineering industry.   


Role Overview 

As part of the Estimating function, you will be working closely alongside and shadowing a more experienced estimator supporting in the development and preparation of total prime cost estimates for construction schemes in various sectors.

Whilst under supervision, the role will include working within bid teams, engaging and communicating with all members of a bid team across all functions, engaging with the client's team and the design consultants, reviewing design, technical and programme information, scope/package reviews, measurement and quantification, external supply chain engagement, the development of first principles cost estimates, carrying out tender comparisons and reconciliations, and internal company reporting.


Key Deliverables and Accountabilities  

  • Assisting the estimating function,
  • Implementation of company and estimating functional practices,
  • Undertaking and supporting estimating duties including measurement and quantification, tender comparisons and reconciliations, development of first principles cost estimates, engaging with external consultants and supply chain,
  • Assisting with the preparation of internal reports,
  • Preparation, maintenance and filing of records,
  • Communicating clearly and confidently to a professional standard,
  • Preparing and maintaining spreadsheets,
  • The use of estimating software.



Dartford Office


Degree Subjects   

Degrees in; Quantity Surveying, Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management, Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering and Maths, will all be considered for this role  


Professional Accreditation Routes (not a prerequisite) 



The Laing O'Rourke Graduate Development Programme - what can you expect? 

Our graduate programme is designed to embrace and develop your capabilities. Most importantly, you will be encouraged to continue learning throughout your career. You will be stretched, challenged, and supported by a business that views your personal development and the achievement of professional accreditation as a priority.  
Our programme will give you the practical experience, technical learning and professional development while being part of the some of the most exciting construction and infrastructure projects in the UK.  


Entry requirements 

We are looking for graduates who meet the following criteria:  

  • Eligible to work in the UK with a valid work permit if applicable 
  • Full mobility as you may be required to relocate for your role 
  • Strong numeracy and literacy skills 
  • A degree course with a clear route to professional accreditation  
  • Your degree classification should be 2:2 or higher  


 **The Graduate Development Programme will commence in September 2023** 

 We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. 


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Private Medical Insurance
Life Assurance
Personal Accident and Injury Insurance
Income Protection
Pension - basic & enhanced scheme
Annual Leave
Discounts Portal
Online Doctor
Voluntary Benefits
Work-Life Benefits
Employee Assistance Programme
Company Car / Car Allowance (*Role dependant)
Diversity and Inclusion

We value and care about difference at Laing O’Rourke and believe a diverse team drives innovation.

We are a global multicultural business committed to the inclusion of all employees, enabling everyone to feel accepted, respected & valued for being themselves.

As part of the Disability Confident scheme, we would like to enable access to candidates with long term health conditions and disabilities through the ‘Offer an interview scheme’. This supports applicants that meet the essential criteria by offering an interview for the advertised position. Please let us know prior to interview what adjustments are required as well as discussing how we can support you in the workplace.

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