Assistant Estimator

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Site & Construction, Construction


£25,000 to £40,000 Per Annum



Contract Type


Consortio Recruitment have partnered with a fantastic construction company who believe in family values whilst training, developing and retaining long serving members of their teams. They specialise in the education, healthcare, community and research sectors, delivering construction and refurbishment schemes as both traditional and design & build projects.

They have been a family business for five generations and, while they have grown into a respected construction contractor in the South of England, they retain there traditional values of quality, service and pride in a job well done.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an Assistant or Junior Estimator who is looking for an opportunity to have a fantastic career with an award winning company and joining an already strong commercial team.

The role will be to assist with the pricing of tenders including completing subcontractor price comparisons and adjudication of subcontractor quotations. This is an office based role and full support will be given by the Estimating Manager and team.

Personal Attributes

Honesty, Integrity, loyalty and respect;

Well organized and self-motivated, with the ability to work to tight timescales without losing focus;

Conscientious and a willingness to learn from mistakes;

Ability to build good, trusting working relationships with colleagues and clients;

Willingness to adapt and continually learn;

Sets and maintains high-performance standards for self and others;

Works effectively independently or as part of a team.


Assist with the tender submission and preparation of tender documents.

Production of bill of quantities – a full understanding of all elements is not a necessity but a good understanding of the principles SMM7/NMR2 would be required.

Splitting tender documents into subcontract packages.

Liaising with supply chain for chasing quotes etc.

Skills & Qualifications

A good understanding of tendering and estimating processes and procedures;

A keen eye for detail and strong numeracy and IT skills;

Excellent written and verbal communication skills – communicates clearly, confidently, credibly and appropriately, and an effective listener;

A logical and methodical approach, with well-developed problem-solving skills;

Excellent planning and organisational skills;

Excellent telephone manner;

Ability to recognise and capitalise on opportunities;

Develops positive relationships with customers based on credibility and mutual respect;

Good understanding drawings and information received

Knowledge of Excel, Word and other computer software. Would be helpful to have knowledge of computer measurement software such as Bluebeam

We would be interested in someone who has one or two years’ experience in estimating or Quantity Surveying, with a keen eye for detail and is comfortable with mathematical calculations, i.e someone in the early years of their construction/estimating career who would like to progress in this field.

Package / Salary

£30-£40,000 for the right personMinimum 4 weeks paid holidayMedical Cash Plan with simple healthEmployee assistance programmeAnnual performance related bonusFree office parking45p per mile business mileage allowanceAssistance with professional qualifications

To express your interest in this fantastic opportunity, then please send through your most up to date CV. All correspondence will be treated in the strictest of confidence. Adam at Consortio Recruitment Group will be managing this role.

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