Estimator – Construction

  • Salary: £30K – £40K
  • Location: Wanstead, East London, Essex
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Intermediate Estimator – Construction

Wanstead, East London

£40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus car / allowance and benefits package


Our client is a successful main contractor based in Wanstead, East London. ub contractor based in the Chelmsford area. The company is well established with a turnover of £35 million per annum. The company is ambitious and are looking to add an experienced estimator to their preconstruction team. The company offer a great opportunity for individuals that are looking for opportunities to progress their career to senior level or above.

You will have a Quantity Surveyor/Estimating background, with experience in the construction industry. All levels will be considered and the package will be entirely dependent on level and previous experience. The role will include the preparation of tender submissions, for a wide range of construction projects. You will possess good analytical, financial and reporting skills, with a proven track record in tendering construction projects.


  • Provide accurate budgets/cost plans
  • Provide a detailed “take-off” and Bill of Quantities (BQ) using estimating software package
  • Obtain competitive prices for materials and sub-contract packages
  • Oversee or complete quote analysis comparisons
  • Check and amend rate/price build-ups where necessary
  • Prepare tender build-ups for internal adjudication and carry out adjustments where necessary
  • Preparation and collation of relevant information/ documentation for handover meeting, ensuring all teams are suitably briefed
  • Discuss the clients requirements for a pre-tender meeting with relevant departments, present and answer all questions regarding cost of works
  • Participate in post-tender meetings with clients


  • Ideally educated to HNC or above within a construction subject.
  • Have estimating experience with a main contractor, sub-contractor or house builder
  • Live within a commutable distance of Wanstead
  • Word processing and computer skills for record keeping/data entry and report writing – Word and Excel.
  • Knowledge of contractual procedures and responsibilities.

Please contact Ian Farr on 01473 217 399 / 07517 705 475 for more information on this and other estimating roles.


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