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Job Description

Our client is a construction company who have over the years built a very reputable reputation throughout the South of England supplying building services and tenders.


The company are continually expanding and because of this they are recruiting for a highly experienced Estimator to be responsible for producing quality estimates detailing accurate and competitive estimations of tender costs and works/labour required/entailed in prospect works.


  •         Negotiable Salary up to £30k-£65k (Dependant on Qualifications, Skills and Experience)
  •          28 Days Holiday
  •          Additional holiday accrued through service
  •          Full time, Monday-Friday
  •          Mileage allowance
  •          Workplace pension scheme
  •          Bonus/reward scheme based on profit share and personal performance
  •          Medical insurance and cash plan (After 1 year)



We will try to respond to reply to all applications. If, however you have not heard from us within 7 days you have been unsuccessful with this particular role. You are very welcome to apply to future advertisements advertised by CDH Recruitment Limited

Main Duties

  • Produce accurate tenders that remain competitive but fair
  • Ensure tender estimates are detailed and clear
  • Process estimates within a set time period, ensuring the clients are not waiting too long
  • Develop and maintain business relationships with clients (new and existing) and promote further tender invitations
  • Clearly identify price build ups to the contract team
  • Produce quality estimates that repeatedy prove to secure a reputable number of tenders won, ensuring the company continues to grow in accordance to the business growth plan
  • Maintain company reputation for quality and professionalism
  • Arrange site inspections to view and assess works required to be carried out to support input to tender cost estimations
  • Provide budgets/cost plans, detailed ‘Take-Off’ and BQ (Bill of Quantities) using the designated software package
  • Work on multiple types of contracts
  • Obtain competitive prices for materials and sub-contracted packages
  • Complete quote analysis and comparisons, changing pricing where necessary
  • Prepare tender build-ups for internal adjudication and carry out adjustments where necessary
  • Discuss all client requirements for pre-tender meetings with departments ensuring all points are covered and highlighted and any questions are answered accordingly
  • Prepare relevant information and documentation for works handover meetings ensuring teams are suitably briefed to commence work
  • Attend post-tender meetings with clients
  • Other tasks as and when required, being flexible within the job and duties surrounding
  • Be proactive and reactive in busy periods

Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge

  • 5 years’ solid experience in a similar role
  • Construction related Higher National Certificate, Degree or equivalent
  • Management skills – basic programming, planning and compiling of reports
  • Knowledge of contractual procedures and responsibilities
  • Strong IT skills, must be good with working on a computer processing admin and emails (Outlook and most Microsoft packages including Word and Excel)
  • Experience with data input, report writing and record keeping tasks
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Driver, Full license with own car
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Strong knowledge of building materials and components
  • Organised and forward thinker, always planning ahead and for all scenarios
  • Motivated and pro-active
  • Confident with resolving problems and issues calmly and effectively
  • Good people skills
  • Ability to maintain a far yet professional approach to daily tasks
  • Self-motivated and committed 


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