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Estimator Required

Job Description

We are seeking an experienced building fabric estimator with energy, high standards, and a flexible approach.
Ideal applicants will need a good knowledge of all aspects of building and the experience of working in commercial and retail environments.
We expect this role to be mainly office based here at our offices although there will be times where travel will be required to occasionally visit sites and attend meetings with clients.
Our expectation is for this individual to be used to working in a fast-paced environment producing a high number of relatively small value quotes to our various clients. These will have to be done in various formats as per the client’s expectations as well on our own bespoke system.
Another key part of this role will be following up on the prices submitted using our powerful reporting system and building relationships with our clients by obtaining feedback and developing trends.
The successful Estimator will have:


• Proven experience of working in a Building Maintenance environment across multiple trades with experience of commercial/retail contracts.

• Technical building knowledge of working methods, practices, procedures, processes, regulations, and legislation.

• Knowledge of the materials and methods used in the construction and building maintenance industry.

• As well as the estimator’s ability we also consider the personality to be just as important. We are looking for people to join our expanding organisation that will share our vision for the business as well as their own personal development.

• Must hold a full clean driving license.

• Job Type: Full-time.

Salary will depend on experience and value that can be added to the business.

Contact admin@1stcontracts.com or call 0333 414 1967 for more information.

Recruitment Opportunity – Estimator

Job Description

The Role

We are looking for an experienced individual to help us develop our busy pricing department. Duties will include.

  • Primarily working closely with the contracts management team at head office to manage quotations and client expectations
  • Processing a number of lower value high volume quoted works following on from maintenance visits
  • Processing ‘small works’ projects up to the value of around £30k
  • Support and unify our pricing structure to ensure continuity throughout the department
  • Seek the best value on the procurement of materials and plant for our business and the interests of our clients
  • Adjudication of sub-contractor and supplier quotations supporting the regional teams where required
  • Forming take-off’s and measures from drawings or field supplied data then compiling structured bills of quantities
  • Occasionally required to attend site and survey works or meet client

The Individual

  • Must have significant experience of 3 years or more in a similar role in the industry
  • Be a team member with the right attitude to contribute to the business and the work environment as a whole
  • Be ambitious and driven for personal and professional development
  • Will have to have good commercial awareness
  • Be proficient in Microsoft packages and have experience of web-based pricing

The position is full time and mainly office based

Salary is negotiable £25k upwards depending on experience and attributes

Job Type: Full-time

Contact the office for more details