Senior Estimator

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Senior Estimator

Location: Aylesford Salary: c90,000

Looking for a senior Estimator to help win work and drive the estimating department forward within company who provide high-end fit, construction and engineering services for the public and private sector.

This is a fundamental role within the business where you will be expected to build and maintain relationships with Project Managers, Architects, Interior Designers, Clients and Subcontractors ensuring there is a good understanding of the high-end market. 

You will join a team renowned for their exceptional client service who is currently winning a variety of high end residential contracts in South Home Counties. You will be given exposure to an array of projects and will be providing a full service to a wide range of high end clients.


Construction projects range in value generally from £3m – 15m – projects taken from basement construction through to top-end, bespoke finishes


Key Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Quantity Surveyors assisting with the costings and estimating of materials at tender process.
  • You will oversee and review the current pricing structure, implementing new processes as well as checking all tender pricing before sending to clients
  • Manage the take-off of projects and schedule of material from drawings.
  • Attend regular meetings with clients, Architects, Quantity Surveyors, Designers and Subcontractors to fully understand the extent of the order, scope of works and the agreed programme.
  • Prepare works to be estimated by gathering proposals specifications and related documents i.e drawings, schedule of works.
  • Research and submit a list of subcontractors who will be part of the supplier tender list without compromising on quality of works, timeline and standard of material.
  • Send out tender enquiries for supply only packages such as ironmongery, sanitary ware, internal doors, skirting & architrave etc.
  • Manage the procurement schedule and advice project team of typical order times, ensuring sufficient time is given to obtain specialist material.
  • Ensure regular meetings are carried out with the design team and the supplier ensuring the brief is maintained and within the time schedule.
  • Resolve discrepancies by collecting and analysing information.
  • Develop and maintain procurement schedules of all live projects capturing any new design changes, lead times and additional trades.
  • Regular contact with site managers and project managers ensuring material is ordered and delivered on time without compromising the project timeline.
  • Pricing additional works and raising Instructions.
  • Working in coordination with other departments in the business.



The Estimator will have:

  • 5 + years’ experience as a senior Estimator within the construction industry (Essential)
  • Good understanding of estimating within high end residential/heritage construction industry (preferred)
  • Have a great knowledge of building and leveraging a network of commercial gain.
  • Be clear and confident communicator
  • Ability to negotiate and improve margin
  • Have great organisational skills.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft packages e.g. Excel, Word
  • Enthusiastic, ambitious with the ability to work on your own initiative.
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Excellent attention to detail and proven ability to meet deadlines.


Please apply with a WORD format CV if interested.


To consistently deliver a recruitment service that's of an exceptional standard and guided by values of performance, trust, transparency and respect.
To work in partnership and thoroughly understand the needs and preferences of both our clients and candidates.
Collaborative, passionate, reliable and adaptable - we do not promise what we cannot deliver.