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National Accounts Project Designer/Estimator

Location: UK wide Department: Project Management
Due to the expansion of our national account client portfolio and tender opportunities, a new opportunity has arisen for a Project Designer/Estimator to work closely with our new business executive and national accounts team to help to accelerate our sales pipeline. The Project Designer/Estimator would be responsible for the design and costing of tender opportunities and in house organic projects that arise. You will be reporting to Head of National Accounts. This role is home and office based.


  • Competitive salary (DOE)
  • Pension scheme
  • Aviva health scheme
  • Life cover
  • Employee discount on security for your home
  • Employee Discount Scheme, which is applicable to over 900 of the UK’s top retailers, including travel, groceries, gym memberships, utilities and more

The Role

  • Demonstrate an awareness and aptitude to design and cost projects encompassing such disciplines as CCTV, access control systems, intruder alarms whilst embracing new and exciting solutions.
  • Ability to review technical specifications and understanding clients’ requirements to ensure adherence
  • Completing system design and producing a schedule of quantities
  • Completing initial designs based on a technical specification
  • Producing design drawings, schematics
  • Completing design calculations and presenting technical information
  • Liaising with manufacturers, internal Technical Team and suppliers for technical data and pricing
  • Populating quotations with technical information and costs
  • Researching suitable components/systems and checking for compatibility
  • Producing technical content to support proposals and bids
  • Analysing plans, bills of quantities and other project documentation to estimate costs
  • Assessing the financial, technical, and operational risks of the project
  • Working closely with key members of the project team (such as the bid manager, Project team)

The Candidate

  • Effective time management skills with the ability to work to deadlines
  • Demonstrate experience of security design and project costing minimum of 2 years
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with others
  • Ability to take on responsibility and use initiative to prioritise and work effectively under pressure
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workflows
  • Confident, enthusiastic individual with a “can-do” attitude
  • Competent in using Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and working knowledge of Microsoft Project would be beneficial
  • Experience in portal/project management platforms would be desirable
  • Preferable but not essential to have either 2 A-levels, a degree or apprenticeship in business or project management

SECOM Plc is an equal opportunity employer.