Estimator / Quantity Surveyor

£35k to £45k
06 Jun 2017
05 Jul 2017
Applicant Services
Contract Type
Full Time
Estimator / Quantity Surveyor
Birmingham B73
£35k to £45k

Established in 2003, our client is a vibrant and innovative building company who have developed an enviable record of providing high quality and consistent production of new and re-furbished projects throughout the country.

They are currently recruiting for a Estimator / Quantity Surveyor to join their busy and experienced team.

Position Summary
As Quantity Surveyor, your role will involve a range of duties including:
• Analyzing drawings and specifications, understand contractual terms and conditions and provide clear detailed quantity take offs
• Assembling accurate and well-organized estimates and proposals in a timely manner for Stipulated Price, Design - Build and Construction/Project Management formatted projects
• Organize sub-contractor's quotations, negotiate to ensure quotes meet contract documents and issue proper documented purchase orders
• Complete Budgeting and Scheduling for project and track same. Monitor progress, requisition change orders and identify any potential risks
• Maintain relationships with sub-contractors and clients and identify areas for improvement in existing contracting processes
• Overseeing health and safety, compliance with all relevant legislation, fraud prevention, sustainability and workforce issues
• To provide a lead role in the operational delivery and monitoring of contracts and supplier performance
• Provide and maintain unit pricing and database for material and labour costing, formulate cost break down from estimates and for project progress
• Commercially manage all supply chain and supplier performance activity within their contract, implementing solutions to generate cost savings and efficiency improvements.
• Responsible for the timely preparation of financial & commercial reports to Senior level Management (SLM)
• Interface with finance department and meet with potential clients to discuss options for proposed service

About you
The successful Estimator should have a minimum of 3 years' experience working in the construction field in similar or related position and previous experience estimating projects up to £5 million. Additionally, they should have:
• Good knowledge and understanding of construction and issues such as building regulations and planning and all aspects of construction technology
• Commercial awareness good organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects
• The ability to establish and maintain good working relationships
• Experience with estimating software (Conquest) preferred but not essential
• Experience with Excel and Word software
• The ability to work both on your own and as part of a team, good problem-solving skills and the ability to work to deadlines
• Excellent communication, presentation and negotiating skills and understanding of health and safety issues
• Minimum 3 years' experience working in the construction field in similar or related position and previous experience estimating projects up to £5 million

How to apply
If you wish to be considered for this Estimator / Quantity Surveyor role click ‘apply'. You will receive an email shortly after your application - you will need to read and respond to this to complete your application.

You must be eligible to work in the UK.