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Assistant Estimator – Build Sector

  • Salary: Up to £35000.00 per annum + car, pension, negotiable
  • Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Civil Engineering/Infrastructure
  • Job reference: BBBH369067_1515055696

Job description

Assistant Estimator - Build Sector - Manchester based Permanent Role - Up to £35k basic salary plus package

The client

I am currently seeking an Assistant Estimator to join a Manchester based building contractor, a specialist and highly successful Commercial and Residential (New Build High rise contractor). Based at their offices close to Manchester city centre, this is a rare and exciting opportunity to join a highly successful SME who are able to offer very real development and progression opportunities as well as highly competitive rates of pay, a truly excellent work/life balance and great benefits too. This is an established but still growing contractor.

With 20 years' experience, they have grown to become one of the North West's largest and most successful construction firms.

Since it was founded 20 years ago to grown from a small regional contractor to a multi-million pound business.

In line with continued growth and profitability, our client are looking to add to their Estimating department by bringing in a suitable qualified Assistant Estimator, on a permanent, full time basis.


Undertaking supplier engagement and building relationships with a range of sub-contractors/suppliers.

Maintaining register of all supplier enquiries and developing pre-contract supply chain database of supplies.

Working closely alongside the Estimating Manager to take off and prepare accurate bills of quantities including relevant supporting dimensions.

Measuring and pricing of bills of quantities.

These must be presented in a clear and easily understandable format for the Contracts Team

Seek out any abnormalities between drawings and specification and indicate whether these may be beneficial in increasing profitability of the contract

After tender review meetings, checking of rates with the Managing Surveyor before submitting tender to the client

Provide information to the buying department with regards to the specification and quantities required within the tender

Review pre-contract tender documentation with estimating staff to ensure that the price build up is in accordance with our construction methods and current minimum margin requirements

Identify and report where improvements can be made with respect to systems, documentation and processes within the department and company

The candidate

All applicants must have completed a construction related degree (Quantity Surveying, Commercial Management or Construction management.

Essential experience - Quantity Surveying or Estimating experience with a building contractor at either trainee or assistant level

Ability to build strong client / subcontractor relationships

Experience in a client facing role

Delivery of work outputs within set time frames

Commitment, enthusiasm and a strong work ethic

Team player capable of a flexible approach

To apply please send your cv

If you have any questions please contact me on 07980 006 436

Alexandra Smith - A Commercial Recruitment Specialist

Whether you're a Quantity Surveyor, Estimator or Procurement specialist, I want to find you a role that not only matches your skills but helps you with your career progression and sets you on your way to fulfilling your ambitions. I am recruiting for a large number of roles including this one. Feel free to give me a call with any questions

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