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Estimator job role, Thame

This is a permanent role placed by Recruitment Solutions


Description: Job from: Recruitment Solutions -

Our Thame client is a successful and growing manufacturing company who are looking for an experienced Estimator to join their team. Salary £25,000 negotiable

You will be required to use industry experience & knowledge to prepare detailed, competitive & comprehensive cost estimates for each client (including supplementary documentation) and work to demanding deadlines. You will also maintain existing client contracts, seek out new clients & estimating opportunities and adhere to company standards and guidelines when analysing and providing estimates

Main Duties:

  • Read blueprints & technical documents: Accurately analyse & evaluate the detailed specifications; understand scope of work, investigate details, solve problems
  • Gathering quotes from suppliers
  • Prepare cost estimates: evaluate products’ cost-effectiveness or profitability & recommend more cost effective or profitable alternatives as necessary
  • Keep detailed records of all estimation documentation, including supplier quotes, site assessments & contract terms
  • Balance multiple proposals and estimations at once, ensuring each reaches the client by the deadline
  • Monitor the stages of a project to make sure that costs & deadlines are adhered to. Keep existing quotations up to date - make amendments & update clients
  • Work closely with other professionals including contractors, planners and architects; maintaining & building relationships, keeping a sales-minded attitude
  • Liaise with internal departments to agree / adjust pricing prior to quotation / tender submission, maintain up to date information and ensure accurate handover of projects to production
  • Assist with elements of supplementary documentation & presentations
  • Attend site visit as required to gather information

Attributes / Experience


  • 5 GCSEs (A-C Grade) or equivalent including mathematics
  • Advanced Excel
  • PC literate with accurate keyboard skills; record keeping, data entry, report writing
  • Valid Driver's License /Ability to Visit Client Sites

Desirable but not essential

  • BTEC in Building Studies, Building Engineering or Building Management or a HNC / HND / Degree in Quantity Surveying / Construction Management / Civil Engineering


  • Industry / Estimating Experience
  • Ability to read architectural plans and develop cost estimates


  • Commercially & strategically aware - Maintain a strong awareness of long-term goals and plans
  • Highly numerate with well-developed ability to accurately manipulate numerical information
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Good negotiation, influencing skills
  • Team player
  • Technical, analytical and resourceful.
  • Quality detail orientated

Listed on: 17/04/2019

Listed Until: 29/05/2019

Location: Thame, United Kingdom

Type of Employment: permanent, full time ~37 hours each week

Salary Amount: GBP £25000

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