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Assistant Estimator

  • Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Additional Benefits
  • Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job reference: 385200ASM

Job description

Assistant Estimator - £20,000 - £35,000 (depending on experience) + Car Allowance, Pension plus contributions, Private Health care - Based in Manchester

An established Manchester based main contractor are looking for an Assistant Estimator with a main contracting, general construction background. An exciting opportunity to work on large new build rise tenders (hotels, apartments, student accommodation). The tender values will be between £15 and £50 million. You will be required to work on a range of projects from different sectors including commercial, industrial, retail, leisure, residential and health. This role as an exciting opportunity and offers the potential for progression to Senior Estimator and beyond. An established yet still growing business, an opportunity to work on tenders covering a wide range of different sectors, the successful candidate would be vital to the continuing growth of this exciting organisation.

Duties (assisting in the following)
Monitor potential incoming enquiries
Build relationships with Architects, Quantity Surveyors and Competitors
Maintain up-to-date market knowledge of labour, plant, materials and sub-contractors
Prepare & send out sub-contract & material enquiries using conquest enquiry system
Where required produce accurate take-off using Conquest
Manage, as directed, enquiries for labour, plant, materials and sub-contractors
Price bills/schedules analytically and produce quote comparisons using conquest estimating software
Complete tender pricing for adjudication by the tender committee, including reporting on any risks or onerous conditions, providing a winning edge
Liaise with planner to assess programme & preliminaries
Conducting feasibility studies and writing procurement reports
Applying Value Management techniques at the outset of a project.
On secured projects prepare information for handover to the contract team
Assist in developing Company estimating library
Check tender documentation
Measure tender against Decision Analysis
Inform Tender Committee on Contract Conditions

Essentials
* Must have worked as a build estimator as a trainee or an
* Must have some estimating software in a previous role (ideally ConQuest).
* Excel Skills
* Hardworking and driven personality
* Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritise own workload
* Excellent attention to detail
* Proven leadership skills with the ability to effectively delegates as appropriate

Salary and Package
£20,000 - £35,000
Car Allowance,
Pension plus contributions,
Private Health care
Based in Manchester- North West projects

To register your interest in this excellent career opportunity, please submit your most recent CV to myself or call me if you have any questions on 07980 006 436 for a confidential discussion my email address is

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