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Construction Estimator

Full Time – London, SE17 3BW (Posted 21/02/2018- Status: Open)
Salary: £60k Per Annum
Benefits: Company Car, Laptop, Mobile Phone, 20 Days Holiday Per Annum, Standard Pension


The successful candidate will be able to:

  • Provide prices for everything from one-off schemes to long-term maintenance contracts
  • Prepare and submit quotations for work by assessing the labour, material and equipment requirements and by analysing quotes from subcontractors and suppliers
  • Work from a bill of quantities or analyse drawings and specifications from a client
  • Provide clear and detailed quantity take-offs
  • Assess the levels of risk on a project
  • Produce the best price that will win a contract in a competitive bidding situation, while ensuring that the contract can be carried out profitably
  • Understand contractual terms and conditions and have experience of both NEC and JCT Forms of Contract
  • Complete budgeting and scheduling for projects and monitor the stages of a project to make sure that costs are kept in line with forecasts
  • Produce Valuation Breakdowns in an agreed format to maximise cash flow
  • Ensure that all Variations are produced and claimed
  • Present Financial Appraisals continually as the works progress
  • Present the Final Account as soon as possible after Practical Completion
  • Help write Quality Submissions


The successful candidate needs:

  • Proven experience as a construction estimator
  • Experience with estimating software and spreadsheet design
  • To be methodical, keep good records and be able to understand the client’s documents
  • Strong maths and IT skills as well as strong problem-solving ability and keen attention to detail
  • A good understanding of accounting and project management concepts
  • To be able to work within a team environment alongside Contracts Managers, planners and design teams, whilst also having the ability to use your own initiative
  • To be able to seek and take advice, and be able to challenge yourself and others
  • To be able to communicate well, both verbally and in writing
  • Strong organisational and presentational skills
  • The ability to work in an office and on site in a fast paced environment
  • To have the ability to work efficiently under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • To be flexible in hours of work and travel

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