Eden Brown Built Environment
16 Feb 2017
16 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
A growing construction, fitout and refurb contractor are currently recruiting for an Estimator with experience of fully managing and co-ordinating the tender and estimating process.

Job Description:Estimator

Reports To:Director

Department: Procurement Team

Location: Birmingham

Job Role

- Manage and fully co-ordinate the tendering and estimating process, ensuring that all tenders are correctly prices including management of the sub-contract enquiry process.
- Adhering to their high standards and relevant health and safety standards.
- Provide a quantity surveying function for projects from as required including cost planning to settlement of final accounts.
- Work within processes for estimating and costing all schemes and continually manage the procurement process
- Quantify all building elements and work with value managers, construction teams and direct suppliers to drive down costs.
- Advise on making cost savings generally through budgeting, prioritising, life cycle costing, value engineering techniques
- Examine quotes received and report thereon or negotiate prices with a selected contractor(s) and/or sub-contractor in accordance with the agreed schedule of rates, include negotiations on savings to an agreed budget.
- Prepare monthly tender reports and supporting information
- Respond to tender enquiries during the pre-construction phase
- Provide process for preparation of Purchase Order Schedule.
- Prepare (or co-ordinate the preparation of) the schedule of works and supporting documents and issue it to suppliers/ contractors.
- Co-ordinate the presentation of cost estimates and cost plans, construction costs, professional fees and other costs forming total project costs.
- Check budget costs and monitors costs
- Establish a model costs including a total project costs for differing project types.
- Continually evaluate and review total project costs identifying possible savings opportunities.
- Develop specifications/ briefs for building services and agree preferential purchase agreement with suppliers.
- Convene value engineering workshops and implement improvements
- Survey drawings and tender documentation and undertake take offs and calculate quantities and provide schedule for the tender process to obtain accurate costings.
- Ensure all tender submissions are compliant

Key Performance Indicators

- Assist the team to deliver projects on time, to the company's high standards and within budget.
- Review supply chain procurement.
- Drive down total project costs by 10%


Responsibility for developing a process for estimating and managing the costs for new build, fit out and refurbishment projects. Ensuring delivery of the projects within agreed overall budget, to a high standard.

Key Objectives

- Annually prepare the schedule of rates based on programme and market trends.
- Prepare initial budgets, cost plan and programme.
- Prepare schedule of works and pre tender cost estimate and select and manage procurement process.
- Analyse/ negotiate tenders, prices and instruct contractors/ suppliers.
- Agree project specific scope of works and pre tender estimates.
- Oversee placing orders of all new/ refresh project supplies/ equipment and monitor/ check deliveries.
- Ensure all equipment purchased to agreed specification price.
- Manage own budgets ensuring spend monitored and controlled within agreed budget.
- Value engineer fittings, equipment and specification

Job Requirements


- 10 Years Estimating and Quantity surveying experience within leisure and healthcare sectors or multi site operator for SME construction companies
- Project management of external resources
- Fast track construction experience

- Contract Law
- Building technology
- Project Management
- Health & Safety requirements
- Building Regulations
- Mechanical & Electrical Services

Technical Skills
- Microsoft Office Tools, Word, Excel and Project

Behavioural Competencies

Communication & Personal Impact
- Actively encourages others to express their ideas and opinions and values their contribution.
- Influences others through different methods of communication
- Understands and delivers relevant, specific and appropriate information on time and to the right people.

Leading to Win
- Actively takes steps to build team and seek full input and commitment from them.
- Proactively and promptly recognises and manages poor performers.
- Builds confidence and stretches others to improve performance.

- Recognises tensions and pressures of the job in self and others and takes relevant action.
- Effectively uses resources to project manage initiatives and change into the business.
- Promotes flexible values within the workplace.

Customer Focus
- Understands the wider implications of excellent, indifferent and bad customer service and the link to business success.
- Motivates high levels of team commitment to actively improve customer service levels.
- Seeks customer opinion of current/desired service in order to pinpoint improvements.

Drive for Results
- Sets self and team goals.
- Generates interdepartmental co-operation to achieve results.
- Positively influences and inspires team to achieve.

Improvement & Innovation
- Visualises opportunities and how they can be realised.
- Thinks outside the box when required.
- Uses a logical, systematic approach to problem solving.

The company can offer:

Varied and interesting bespoke projects for Blue-Chip clients
They are growing and expanding for a reason, they are good at what they do.
You will be become a genuine valued member of the team and not just another employee.
They have a flat company structure and no company politics which you often get with larger businesses
Competitive salary

If you have the qualities ,experience and desire to work for a company with high standards that values its staff please apply for this position.

Your expert recruitment consultant is Stephen Jordan, call today on or email

Eden Brown is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.
Eden Brown Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.