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Estimator

  • Job reference: BBBH4529
  • Location: Suffolk
  • Salary: Attractive Package
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Job type: Permanent

Our client based in Suffolk has an exciting opportunity that has arisen for an experienced Estimator to join their team. They offer a comprehensive service, from advice, design and manufacture through to installation, for residential, educational and commercial clients

Job Summary:

Our client is seeking an experienced Estimator who enjoys fast paced and varied work and possesses the right balance of skills required for this commercial role including good communication skills, numerical dexterity and technical understanding.

The candidate will be confident in taking on a complex workload in a busy office with minimal supervision and would ideally (although not essential) have both experience and an understanding of cabinet making and joinery in the high-end residential and commercial sector.

We are looking for someone with an enthusiastic approach to learning new skills and assisting the company to implement new processes to make the estimating process more efficient.

The role is based at our Suffolk office but the candidate will need to occasionally attend client meetings (typically London), reporting to the Commercial Manager.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Regular meetings with the design team and management to discuss new projects and their design against what has been allowed for.
  • Site surveys where required and meeting clients.
  • Ability to fully understand detailed working drawings from architects and designers, all aspects of manufacturing, workshop construction and installation.
  • Working closely with various subcontractors, i.e. metalwork and stone, ensuring a smooth and efficient process from design through to manufacture.
  • Liaising with clients via meetings, telephone calls and emails.
  • Monitoring variations on projects and keep track of them.
  • Working closely with the Commercial Manger to oversee and manage new projects.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Works well within a small team.
  • Works efficiently and meets deadlines.
  • The successful candidate:
  • A methodical, organised, results driven professional with strong commercial awareness and excellent IT and maths skills.
  • 3+ years of experience in estimating or quantity surveying with a joinery background desirable although not essential.
  • Good communication skills, numerical dexterity and technical understanding.

If interested, please get in touch via contact details provided or click "Apply" to forward an up to date copy of your CV.

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