Humres Technical Recruitment Limited

Estimator – Partitioning

Location: Croydon

Type: Permanent

Salary: £50,000 to 55,000 Per Year

Posted on: 26/02/2024

Estimator – Partitioning

An established specialist contractor based in South London are recruiting an Estimator experienced in Commercial and residential projects. This is an excellent opportunity to join a great team with ambitious plans for growth. 

The Role:

You will be confident in managing and co-ordinating all aspects of tenders. You will be responsible for compiling tender proposals, ensuring that they are completed in line with bid specifications; providing detail and costing in accordance with the set deadlines. Being highly organised and methodical with good time management skills in meeting deadlines is key for this role. 

Key Duties:

  • Prepare documentation and quotations at pre-sales stage, including cost budgets and cost estimates for new contracts
  • Review the current bid process from start to finish and make changes to improve the process
  • Work with the Sales team to meet bid specifications; providing detail and competitive costing along with meeting tender deadlines
  • Contact suppliers and manufacturers for quotations and project support
  • Follow up bids once submitted
  • Liaise at all levels (projects team, sales and directors)
  • Balance multiple proposals and estimations simultaneously, ensuring each reaches the client by the agreed deadline
  • Provide detailed reports as required
  • Attend client, contractor and project meetings
  • Adhere to company standards and guidelines when analysing and providing estimations; focus on maximising profit and customer satisfaction, while minimising any potential risks to the company
  • Assist and support other members of the team as and when required

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • A good knowledge of the commercial fit out, high end residential and restorative works
  • Previous experience in working on complex, time critical, highly prestigious projects
  • Competent in taking off from drawings and working with schedules
  • Dealing with suppliers and obtaining quotations for products along with placing of bulk orders
  • Tender preparation, usually on a lump sum basis for major housing developers
  • Ability to visit client sites

Suitable Applicants:

  • Proven record of estimating in the construction and fit out field to a high degree
  • Extensive experience of working with Gantt tracking tools; MS Project desirable 
  • Ability to understand technical drawings
  • Good IT skills including MS Office, AutoCAD,  
  • Excellent people skills with experience in the customer interface
  • A good eye for detail
  • Strong customer-facing skills
  • The ability to manage changing workloads
  • Self-motivated
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure in a methodical, organised manner
  • Based in London or South East England