Manchester, Greater Manchester
£30,000 - £50,000 + Package
31 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client is one of the UK’s leading home builders. Due to a recent departure they are now looking for an Estimator job in Manchester to join the team. The company concentrate on building quality residential homes and commercial builds for a range of customers including government bodies, private and public companies, local councils and private clients.

The company’s Homes Division’s turnover target for the UK in 2018-19 is in excess of £150m across their three regions, North West England, Central Scotland and North Scotland. They deliver projects ranging from Brownfield infill developments & high-density urban developments to large scale developments ranging in size from 20 units to 1500 units.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Maintain up to date database/list of approved subcontractors.
  • Ensure all sub-contractors are pre-qualified (Health & Safety) prior to addition to the approved sub-contractor database.
  • Prior to commencement of new developments collate and issue subcontract work package enquiries.
  • Analyse, interpret and report to Commercial team commercially and technically competitive tenders at adjudication stage including identifying, analysing and highlighting areas of risk and opportunity within the proposals.
  • Preparing full detailed take offs and pricing at development appraisal stage
  • Maintain and regularly update House type Standard Build Cost (SBCs) and development cost budgets.
  • Assist Commercial manager in the preparation of land appraisals / bids for identified land purchase opportunities.
  • Prepare and maintain effective working relationships with subcontractors, internal Technical, Commercial and Construction teams and external Project teams.

Required Skills & Experience

  • Financial / Commercial awareness
  • Accurate cost control to a high standard
  • Accurate and timeous reporting skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • IT skills (Cost systems & Microsoft office)
  • Team player
  • To be able to work under own imitative.

Salary & Package

  • Competitive Salary
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension Scheme
  • Staff House Discount
  • Flexible Benefits Package

What you get back

  • Training
  • Opportunities for progression

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