Estimator / Trainee Estimator

PURPOSE OF ROLE

The main purpose of the role would be:

1.Create detailed quotations
2.Tender preparation
3.Liaise with suppliers to ensure best rates
4.Track valuations & retention

RESPONSIBILITIES

Main Activities:

  • Analyse drawings and specifications etc. to prepare time, cost, materials and labour quotations for projects
  • Apply knowledge of techniques, calculations and processes
  • Carry out/assist with site surveys
  • Generate accurate and detailed quotations and tenders in a timely manner
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with suppliers to ensure best rates
  • Procure materials and plant, creating relevant purchase orders and ensuring timely ordering
  • Create sales invoices in line with valuation process
  • Create programme schedules for projects.  Monitor progress and track changes
  • Liaise with Directors & Site Supervisors throughout projects to ensure deadlines are met and changes/extras captured
  • Create variation orders
  • Liaise with customers, quantity surveyors and subcontractors to work through issues and ensure timely payments 
  • Liaise with Finance Lead regarding payment schedules and outstanding invoices to allow efficient credit control
  • Assist with project costings/job close out
  • Create and maintain rates database for materials and resource costing
  • Ensure all data accurate and up to date to allow for regular financial reporting

Other Activities:

  • Contribute to the general running and development of the business
  • Attend and participate in monthly operations meetings

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

Desirable:

  • CAD Qualification
  • 5+ years’ experience within construction industry (structural steel, cladding, fabrication)

Essential:

  • Strong working knowledge of CAD
  • Good understanding of the Construction Industry
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Ability to read/understand detailed drawings
  • Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines
  • Ability to maintain good customer and supplier relationships
  • Impeccable problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Decision making skills

To apply, email your CV and a Cover Letter to info@krgrp.co.uk

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