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Assistant Estimator

  • Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job reference: 387417JPE

Job description

Assistant Estimator

Department : Commercial Services - Regeneration North.

Responsible to: Estimating Director, Commercial Services

Purpose of the Job :-

To assist the Estimating team in estimating related activities while receiving an introduction and training to estimating practice and company specific reports.


Main Tasks

To assist the Estimator in the production of accurate cost information, utilising the available information through the various stages of feasibility production.

Key tasks will involve:-

* Taking off, preparation of Bills of Quantities, and pricing of construction elements as requested by the Estimator.

* Assistance in the maintaining and updating of the Estimating cost Library, through discussion with Buyers and Quantity Surveyors.

* The analysis and recording of trade tender return information.

* Assisting the Estimator in the assessment of new or alternative products.

* Assistance in the compiling of whole scheme feasibilities, cashflows and financial reports from land acquisition to final budget stage.

* Involvement in the management and updating of monthly accounting forecasts.


Training and Development

In addition to training as identified by the Training department, the Assistant Estimator will receive an introduction to the role of Estimator and a general grounding in the construction process through the following :-

* Instruction from the Estimator in estimating techniques.

* Introduction to company standard estimating documents -

1. Estimate Workbook.
2. Land, Planning, Budget Packs.
3. Cashflows (CP12a).
4. MAX accounting system.

* Familiarisation with the company product and on site practice through site visits.

* Site visits to new parcels of land to assess site-specific requirements.

* Observation and involvement with other departments so that an understanding of each department's role, and the interaction between departments is established.

Knowledge and Skills

A basic knowledge in construction techniques, computer literacy, and good numeracy skills coupled with a willingness to learn is essential.

A knowledge of Micro Soft Excel is required, however training will be given where necessary.

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