Vacancy Overview


Based just outside Ashford and with a growing presence across the South West, our client has built a market-leading construction proposition.

Our client is looking to bring in an experienced estimator preferably with recent involvement within Main Contracting or a Sub-Contractor environment.

This is a new and highly accountable role; you will need to be a professional self-starter and exceptional team player.

Your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Produce professional, high-quality specifications, quotations and technical submittals
  • Take ownership of entire tender and PQQ process, from initial enquiry to final submission
  • Work with and interpret technical drawings and specifications
  • Produce thorough and accurate takeoffs
  • Provide accurate and analytical estimates for tender evaluation
  • Build relationships with suppliers and sub-contractors
  • Interact and build relationships with architects, project managers, contractor quantity surveyors, etc.
  • Integrate into the wider Commercial Team
  • Close collaboration with the QS and Business Development team
  • Close liaison and systematic communication with internal Contract Managers and Operations Manager
  • Track and report on enquiry, quote and tender levels, conversions, and other KPIs
  • Develop tender/ estimating processes, systems and capabilities
  • There is potential to shape and help build out the estimating function and team

Candidate Profile

  • 3+ years’ estimating experience
  • Track record of successfully delivering tenders within the construction industry
  • Proficient at pricing, analysing margins and producing accurate, commercially viable quotations
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Experience working with drawings
  • Experience interpreting and specifying against architectural drawings
  • Demonstrable understanding of common forms of contract
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Excel
  • Proficient in Autocad
  • Experience of Working within 3D Models and the measurement and pricing of data
  • Exceptional team player