Vacancy Overview


Based just outside Luton and with a growing presence across Europe, our client has built a market-leading proposition.

Working primarily with main contractors and architects, end customers include major distribution outlets as well as major industrial property developers.

Our client is looking to bring in an experienced estimator preferably with recent involvement within 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
  • Highly numerate with acute attention to detail
  • Experience working with architects and main contractors
  • 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