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Estimating & winning work for reputable commercial/residential construction/restoration contractor renowned for flagship clients and projects across the South East UK. 

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The Estimator job role itself where you will be responsible for calculating tenders for high-end residential building projects, maintaining an adequate return on investment and ensuring high quality of work is maintained at all times.  More specifically:

  • Undertake all estimating duties.
  • Estimating primarily high-end residential domestic properties.
  • Take ownership of the estimating process, and follow a robust estimating procedure including managing all enquiries to sub-contractors, choosing applicable sub-contractors, and communicating other bid requirements to members of the bid team.
  • Take ownership of the entire bid process, which includes liaising with the architect or PQS, establishing the bid requirements for submission, agreeing on responsibility for the bid requirements, setting up and chairing tender launch, mid-bid and settlement meetings, liaising with the marketing department to ensure the bid is submitted to company standards, on time.
  • Completing quantity take-offs as required and completing schedules of work, or bills of quantities if applicable.
  • Thoroughly analysing sub-contract returns (including sub-contract comparisons) and engaging with our supply chain throughout the bid to ensure suitable returns are provided.
  • Completing elemental rate breakdowns at the completion of projects and helping to manage our internal cost database.
  • Assist with multiple-stage tenders, including completing preliminary costings, and forms of tender.
  • Assist if necessary with pre-qualification questionnaire, and enquiry information.
  • Use historic rates or experience to price work and complete cost plans.
  • Actively promote the company and seek new tender opportunities under the direction of the Directors.
  • Prepare all the required documents for tender adjudications and be an active participant.
  • Once projects are won, prepare handover documents, subcontractor returns and organise formal handover to construction teams.
  • Meet architects and clients throughout the course of pre, live and post-tender negotiations and at all times represent the company in a professional manner.
  • Check and verify that contracts and accompanying documentation, letters of instruction and letters of intent comply with the commercial requirements of the business.
  • Should enquiry workload decrease, undertake basic surveying duties on any live projects, especially if there are two-stage tenders procured on a package-by-package basis

You will get

As Estimator, you will enjoy a competitive salary of £55K-£75K + Package:

  • Car allowance
  • 22 Days Holiday, plus Bank Holidays
  • 5 Days of Company Sick Pay
  • Standard Workplace Pension
  • UK Healthcare Cash Plan
  • Car Allowance
  • 4PM Finish on Fridays!

You will have

To be successful as Estimator you will be an experienced construction estimator with a healthy mix of the following.

  • HNC in Construction or relevant Degree level qualification
  • Detailed knowledge of private residential building contracting.
  • Awareness of property taxation matters and contractual law
  • Have a good understanding of traditional building methods and products associated with the refurbishment of listed buildings and high-end residential construction.
  • Good experience working with estimating software like Esti-Mate, or ConQuest
  • Ability to complete take-offs and produce detailed schedules of work when required.
  • The ability to produce Bills of Quantities in line with SMM7, or NRM2

You can apply

To Estimator by pushing the button on this job posting (recommended), or by sending CV in confidence to 


12 April 2024
England, Basingstoke
£55K-£75K + Package

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