Estimator – Construction

  • Salary: £30K – £40K
  • Location: Colchester, Essex
  • Start date:
  • Job Sector: Construction, Estimator
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Job Ref: J3686

Job Spec:

Estimator – Construction
Colchester
£45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus package
IFJ3686

Our client is a high profile main contractor based in the Colchester area. They are well established with a loyal client base that keeps returning due to the high quality work they deliver. The company focus on education, leisure, commercial and some bespoke residential projects.
They are actively searching for an estimator to join their busy estimating department. The role would suit an up and coming estimator that is looking to join a contractor that can provide a positive work environment with strong career prospects to senior level.

Key responsibilities
• Complete take offs from drawings and plans; quantifying and costing work schedules
• Produce costings for both existing and proposed construction projects
• Obtaining and negotiating on prices with suppliers and sub-contractors
• To represent the company, ensuring good relationships are maintained/developed with suppliers
• To liaise with Site Managers and Sub-Contractors
• Work with Management to evolve the purchasing and costing systems
Key skills
• Experience of working in the industry, preferably for a main contractor or residential developer
• Be qualified to a minimum of HNC or HND level
• Have previous estimating experience
• Proficiency in IT (Microsoft Office and Excel)
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Self-motivated and able to manage your own time to meet deadlines
• Must be able to operate in a small flexible team
Please contact Ian Farr on 01473 217 399 / 07517 705 475 for a confidential discussion regarding this and other estimating roles we have.

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