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Estimator - Joinery/Minor works

  • Salary: £25000 - £30000.00 per annum + package benefits
  • Location: Wakefield, West Yorkshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Building Services, Construction
  • Job reference: BBBH383906

Job description

We are currently working with a leading UK Building contractor to recruit an Estimator to work across the Minor works division covering Joinery, Refurbishment, Painting etc, based out of the office in the Wakefield area

The Role: The role consists of, but is not limited to the following activities:

  • Develop and ensure the accuracy of prices provided to the Client, in line with the PSA Schedule of Rates
  • Provide a cost effective buildings commissioning service to service users, both internal and external
  • Take responsibility for the financial accountability of commissioned building and specialist work, monitoring of budgets and work programmes
  • Attend meetings and prepare reports to take an active role in the commissioning service, working independently to offer innovative and appropriate solutions and outcomes to service users
  • Undertake detailed surveys, dilapidation schedules and condition reports
  • Advise on a wide range of complex building disciplines for the planned and reactive and minor works services
  • Develop and specify new work, remedial work and any other work requested by the Client to enable in-house or external contractors to deliver the best solutions
  • Ensure that all commissioned work complies with statutory legislation and regulations
  • Ensure specified works make best use of resources and consider carbon reduction commitments
  • Provide bills of quantities, schedules and estimates to enable projects to be procured effectively and efficiently
  • Advise and direct service users on potentially complex issues promoting solutions which promote the best interests of the company
  • Ensure that commissioned works comply with SLAs and meet KPIs
  • Undertake remedial actions to improve areas of poor performance
  • Liaise with employees from other service areas to co-ordinate service delivery and site activities to ensure minor works projects run on time and to budget
  • Develop and specify new work, remedial work and specialist installations to enable in-house or external contractors to deliver the best solutions
  • Carry out site inspections
  • To carry out any other ad hoc duties as instructed by the Senior Commissioning Officer

Required experience:

  • Ability to work unsupervised and as a team member
  • Experience in estimating or pricing schedule of rates
  • Experience in the small works environment
  • Ability to understand and carry out verbal/written instructions
  • Ability to liaise and work with clients and members of the public
  • Ability to travel between the depot and work locations - full clean driving is license essential
  • A good understanding of relevant health and safety legislation
  • A confident communicator with good customer service skills
  • Ability to manage and prioritise workload
  • Administration skills

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