Humres Technical Recruitment Limited

Estimator Shopfitting

Location: Birmingham

Type: Permanent

Salary: £40,000 to 50,000 Per Year

Posted on: 04/03/2024

About the Client:

Our client is a shopfitting and interior fit-out company

Due to continued growth, they are looking for an Estimator to join their commercial team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide an estimating service by performing analytical tasks for the determination of costs.
  • Calculate the costs of carrying out a project, ensuring that the price charged covers all costs, whilst at all times being competitive.
  • Report back to the Directors key aspects of the estimating function of the business in an agreed format.
  • Develop accounts with existing and new clients in close liaison with the Directors.
  • Analyse job appraisals to determine accuracy of estimating standards, report variances to the Directors.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the contracts team, site agents, sub-contractors, and all other employees.
  • Provide advice and support, post and pre contract.
  • Monitor projects costs from pre contract to final account agreement.
  • Contract law – review and assess risk on framework agreements plus contract documentation and provide feedback to Directors.
  • Analyse tenders and job specifications to ensure all required information for calculating
  • costs are included. Communicate with client, architects, consultants and / or contracts team for clarification as required.
  • Calculate final figure for the estimated cost, supplemented by adjustments for overheads and profit, presenting a tender price.
  • Compile estimates for projects / tenders as per agreed format.
  • Carry out negotiations with sub-contract trades for achievement of best cost of value.
  • Refine specifications to provide for better production, lower costs, and better suitability to meet job requirements.
  • Produce accurate tender analysis for joinery / production elements when required.
  • Award orders in agreement with contracts team and purchasing manager based on time required, price and quality of work.
  • Where necessary survey sites to ensure familiarity with the work being carried out and the environment.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with third party consultants, architects, building control, sub-contractors etc.
  • Produce all cost information, sub-contract quotations, labour analysis for handover to the Contracts Manager.


  • Numerical skills for calculating and analysis.
  • Ability to forward plan.
  • Construction industry trade experience and understanding.
  • Ability to communicate, written and spoken, and be able to confidently advise and influence all levels of personnel.