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Assistant Estimator

  • Location: Preston
  • Salary: £20k - 35k per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 2 months ago

  • Sector: Construction
  • Contact: Alex Smith
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0161 832 7577
  • Expiry Date: 17 June 2022
  • Job Ref: 396488ASM

Assistant Estimator role - £20,000 - £35,000 - Building sector - Projects Commercial, Industrial, Residential- North Lancashire
The client
This is an exciting opportunity to work for a dynamic building contractor. The chosen applicant will be required to work on health, education, housing and apartment projects. The tender values will be between £500k and £6 million. This role as an exciting opportunity and a great opportunity to work for a thriving business on fast paced, varied projects. This is an interesting, challenging role which offers the potential for progression to Estimator and Senior Estimator. An excellent opportunity to join a busy estimating team.
When required assist the estimator in preparation of bills of quantities - assisting in the production of competitive tender submissions from both BOQs and specifications and drawings.
Reviewing scope of works
Assist in managing the supply chain and sub-contractor enquiries
Assisting with the tender process expected to include preparation of quantities where necessary, preparation of construction costs using in house data and supply chain quotations.
Assisting in procuring sub-contractor and supply costs for use as part of the final tender submission
Accompanying the lead estimator on site visits to survey project sites.
Candidate skills
Ability to read construction drawings/bill of quantities.
An understanding of subcontractor requirements - desirable skill
Self-motivated, excellent project management and co-ordination.
Resilient and determined.
Excel skills would be advantageous.
Good telephone manner.
Flexibility and a positive hands-on approach.
Candidate essentials
Good attention to detail
Methodical structured approach to tasks
The ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
Ability to work on your own and as part of a team
Construction related qualification
Ability to take off from drawings - essential
Experience working in a construction company
Hardworking and driven personality
Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritise own workload
Proven leadership skills with the ability to effectively delegates as appropriate
Salary and Package
£20,000 - £35,000 - depending on experience
Car Allowance (depending on level)
Pension plus contributions,
Office based in North Lancashire
If you want to apply please email a copy of your cv to
If you have any questions please ring me on 07980 006 436