A E Yates trenchless solutions ltd

Jobs in Directional Drilling  

There are current employment opportunities for experienced Directional Drill Operators / Trackers within A E Yates Trenchless Solutions Ltd.

We are looking for people with suitable experience of working in this specialist area, but those with experience of other types of trenchless work, such as auger boring will also be considered.

You should be driven to achieve results, have good practical experience of the challenges of working below ground and be committed to working safely and within the systems and good practise expected by us and our clients.

You must hold a CSCS card at the appropriate level, UK Driving Licence, and HGV Licence (preferable but not mandatory).

Please apply initially to Nick Whitehead, Director by telephone on 01204 696175 or email to

AEYTS is an equal opportunities employer and applications are welcomed from all suitably qualified candidates.

A E Yates trenchless solutions ltd

Tunnelling Estimator Position

A E Yates Trenchless Solutions Ltd. is a specialist company working throughout the UK offering a full range of trenchless techniques including microtunnelling, pipe jacking, horizontal directional drilling, guided auger boring, shaft sinking, pipe bursting, culvert refurbishment and replacement, land remediation, ground anchors and soil nailing.

Due to expanding workload and organisational changes we are now seeking to appoint an experienced tunnelling estimator to join our team in Bolton.

The successful applicant will be required to analyse incoming enquiries, assess all relevant technical issues including site investigations, and prepare estimates for the costs of the works including the assessment of risk and contractual conditions, submit proposals to clients, and negotiate post tender to ensure successful award.

They must be able to identify and communicate the critical issues that may impact upon construction. 

The position requires an individual who is competent, self-motivated and financially focused.   You will have experience of civils estimating and the ability to interpret boreholes. You will have specialist knowledge of tunnelling or have a civil engineering or geotechnical background with an interest in tunnelling.

Skill and experience required includes:-

  • A HND or degree in civil engineering or evidence of equivalent job experience
  • A relevant CSCS card would be an advantage
  • Excellent written and spoken English and good negotiation skills
  • Strong numeracy skills
  • Ability to read and interpret different sources of written information
  • Ability to interpret and understand site investigations
  • Excellent computer skills using Microsoft Office and Excel
  • Strong time management and communication skills

Key Responsibilities:-

  • Attend project start up meetings and site visits
  • Produce enquiry schedules for scope of works and packages required from the tender documentation, drawings and specifications issued
  • Identify tender deliverables required from the project designers
  • Prepare subcontract packages as necessary
  • Evaluate returned quotations from suppliers and where necessary enter into correspondence with suppliers to bring quotations in line with the project specification requirements
  • Prepare BOQ for scopes of projects on estimating programme
  • Prepare information for input to project risk register
  • Prepare commercial documents for tender handover
  • Review and assess tenders ensuring all tender documents are received and correct
  • Make tender amendments where applicable utilising client feedback on submitted tenders
  • Prepare takeoffs from tender documents to be used within BOQ

A E Yates Trenchless Solutions Ltd. is part of the wider A E Yates trading group. The companies are mostly based in Bolton and AEYTS is an open, family firm with strong local connections. 

We offer a competitive salary dependant on experience and a full range of benefits including car or car allowance, contributory pension and holidays of 25 days plus bank holidays each year.

Please send your CV and covering letter to Vicky Whitehead or Helen Atkinson, HR Department, A E Yates Trenchless Solutions Ltd., Cranfield Road, Lostock Industrial Estate, Lostock, Bolton, BL6 4SB or  Please see for more information the A E Yates Group of companies.

A E Yates is an equal opportunities employer

A E Yates Trenchless Solutions Ltd

At present we are looking to recruit for the following positions.  Please click on the job title you are interested in to get a full job description.

Trainee Horizonal Directional Driller


We are looking for an ABI Rig Operator to start as soon as possible, you must have valid CPCS cards and relevant experience.

Please send your CV in the first instance to

A E Yates Ltd



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