Estimator/Buyer: Construction: North West UK

Whitehead Recruitment Ltd
19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Estimator/Buyer: Construction: North West UK

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Estimator to join an expanding Property Company in the North West of England.

They currently work on projects in the range of 1 to 9 million. These projects include the New and refurbishment of Hotels and student accommodation, and they also have a successful residential New build department within the company, selling to the general public.

The position will require early involvement in projects, an active participation in the design development phase with a focus on achieving best value through continuous review of the cost plan and involvement in the estimate through to financial close.

You will need to be based in Halifax, some travel will be required to sites, therefore a full driving license will be required. All applicants will have to have an element of flexibility when it comes to travel in order to meet both the clients and customers’ needs.

Key tasks & Activities:

  • Ability to carry out detailed pricing for competitive tenders and negotiated projects using a variety of procurement roles.
  • Ability to prepare elemental cost plans and familiar with bench marking techniques and market testing.
  • Ability to work closely with project managers and designers.
  • Provide advice to the design and construction team on alternative design considerations.
  • Experience of managing risk and opportunity schedules.

Essential Criteria:

  • Robust commercial acumen and an experienced logical approach to cost planning and estimating.
  • Experience in a similar arena working for major contracting organisations in the UK.
  • Team player with excellent communication skills.

If you feel that you have the relevant experience to be successful in this position and would like to find out more, please email your CV

Required experience:

  • Estimating: 5 years

Required licence or certification:

  • Driving License

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