One of the UK’s leading Quantity Surveying and Estimating firms are looking for a full time estimator to work from our Northampton office. The firm has grown rapidly over the past few years through innovation and customer service and we have got significant growth plans over the coming years. We are an enthusiastic and dynamic team who can offer great career progression in a fun working environment. We are looking for a candidate who is driven, hardworking, motivated and is looking to progress their professional career within an exciting new role.
The role is an office based role to carry out take offs, bills of quantities, cost plans and tenders for our client base which includes contractors, sub-contractors, developers and private clients.
Experience / Knowledge
- Possible PQS background.
- Possible main contractor background.
- Experience in a similar estimating role
- Experience in taking off and pricing residential projects.
- Experience in doing take offs for residential new builds
- Experience in doing estimates for residential new builds.
- Familiar with SMM7, NRM3 and major forms of measurement methods.
- Conversant in all major forms of contract, particularly JCT.
- Experience in using Microsoft Office especially Excel.
- Has experience using other forms of taking off and estimating software.
- Team player looking to work in a small local consultancy firm
The Job Role
- To set up Estimating Files upon receipt of enquiries, both electronically and paper completing any further filing/addendums as they arise.
- To complete and maintain archives.
- Significantly interfaces with all supply chain members from both suppliers and subcontractors on all aspects associated with tenders from enquiry to contract award.
- To chase supplier, sub-contractor and manufacturer quotations
- To maintain enquiry quotation register per contract.
- To complete estimating tasks independently
- To answer incoming telephones, taking message or re-directing as appropriate.
- To undertake any other general support and administration duties as will be required from time to time.
- To provide support and assistance to colleagues, and accounts team in peak periods.
- Good understanding of the Building
- Highly organised and able to plan and prioritise
- Analytical and accurate
- Excellent communicator and able to build and maintains excellent working relationships
- Computer literate
- Able to work under pressure
- Preferable experience working with a comparable house builder
- Preferable to have relevant estimator qualifications
- Ability to control numerous projects at any one time
- Able to deal with tough negotiations and pressures of fast paced environment
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate with clients and colleagues
- First class time management skills
- Practical team player with a hands-on style
- Excellent written and oral skills
- Attention to detail
- 20 days’ holidays plus bank holidays
- Pension scheme
- Training and development schemes