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Assistant Estimator

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

Posted 15 days ago

  • Sector: Construction
  • Contact: Leon Moulton
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0161 641 6175
  • Expiry Date: 01 August 2022
  • Job Ref: 397078LMO

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 and whether or not your an assistant or project estimator,

Car Allowance (depending on level)

Pension plus contributions,

Office based in North Lancashire