Roofing Estimator

Roofing Estimator

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    Construction, Trades & Labour

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  • Salary:

    £40k - 55k per year + package

  • Contact:

    Aaron Battrawden

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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Position: Podium Estimator 

Sector: Construction- Roofing

Salary: £55,000 + Benefits  

Location: Essex + Agile working (WFH)

My client, one of the leading companies in Green Roofs and part of a larger parent group are on the look for a Podium Estimator to join the business due to continuous growth.

You will be an integral part of the team and be responsible for compiling and producing competitive tenders to a range of clients including main contractors and local authorities. You will be required to manage, further develop, and secure hard and soft landscaping works. You will be expected to liaise closely with the Operations teams, Podium Divisional Manager and Directors to achieve growth, profit, and expansion.

Main Responsibilities:

  • To complete tender projects, utilising issued bills of quantities, construction plans and specifications within the required time frame.
  • To produce take offs and produce internal BOQ and quote packs.
  • Awareness and identify Risks in terms of Construction details or programme.
  • To source supply chain prices.
  • To carry out time critical tendering.
  • Client management – Identify RFI’s with solutions that will need to be brought to the client’s attention at tender stage.
  • Lead time and deadline management – Communicate with the client to ensure that they are fully aware of the progress within the tender stage deadlines.
  • Budget management – Maintain margins set by the Podium Divisional Manager and Directors.
  • Concise and detailed Project Handovers with the Operations Team and Commercial Team.
  • Attend site visits when requested and when necessary, to secure projects.
  • Maintain relationships with Existing clients & seek out and build new relationships.
  • Adhere to company standards.
  • To play an active key role in settling bids in conjunction with the Podium Divisional Manager.


Experience and skills 

  • A minimum of five years’ (or equivalent) practical work experience as an Estimator in the Landscape or Construction industry.
  • Experience of estimating systems is desired although training will be given where required.
  • Experience in the landscaping sector.
  • Experience working in Design Development alongside Landscape Architects.
  • Experience in Podium construction.
  • Assessing levels of Risk on each project.
  • Ability to improve margin on a project.
  • Experience & knowledge of the industry.
  • Good commercial and contractual knowledge of common contracts used in the industry such as NEC and JCT.
  • A good working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of programmes is essential.
  • Knowledge of hard and soft landscaping elements.
  • Knowledge in Podium construction.
  • Preferable good knowledge of Tree & Shrubs.

If this opportunity excites you or you want to find out more information about other roles then please do not hesitate to get in touch with aaron.battrawden@buildrec.com

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