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  • Location: Warrington
  • Salary: £45,000-£55,000
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Closing: 26 June 2021
  • Ref: E3232

Duties to include:

  • Liaise with the Design Team, New Project Team to gain knowledge/understanding of relevant sites and customers
  • Producing project cost plans which are clear, detailed and robust for each new opportunity
  • Developing a project cost plan as technical information becomes available
  • Maintaining cost plan land viabilities through the land negotiation process up to the land purchase stage
  • Obtaining budget quotations/guide prices for specialist works within a cost plan. Assisting, training and sharing knowledge with other members of the Commercial team

The Candidate

  • The Ideal candidate will be able to plan work productively, to be well-organised, and prepared for responsibility and decision making, you will also need to be highly numerate with excellent IT skills, as well as good problem-solving skills.The Ideal candidate will have exceptional knowledge of costing programmes. You will have experience of building construction in a quantity surveying or Estimator role. You will also need knowledge of construction techniques and materials, an understanding of and the ability to interpret architectural and engineering plans and reports, and will be computer literate in the use of land viability systems and Microsoft Office, primarily Word and Excel. Preferably a degree in quantity surveying (or similar).

Key attributes the company will be looking for include:

  • Liaising with customers and internal staff to provide fully detailed quotations and tenders. Working from a client’s brief, set of drawings or from a site survey to create a working design
  • Undertake the preparation and processing of quotations, bids
  • Produce bills of quantities, schedules of work and contractors proposal documents to support bids
  • Assess material, labour and plant requirements in the compilation of the tender
  • Produce breakdowns, substantiation and undertake value engineering process to meet client budgetary requirements
  • Liaise with Operational Offices, Architects, Engineers, Sub-contractors, Suppliers and the Client to establish the project specification, preliminary requirements, risk provision and exclusions
  • Attend and contribute to meetings with work colleagues and or Clients/Customers when necessary
  • Ensure all contract documentation is representative of offer and reports, cost data and supporting information is accurate and made available at the appropriate time
  • Maintain records and filing of information relating to submitted tenders
  • Review unsuccessful bids, client and operational feedback on contracts delivered to improve the accuracy of future tenders
  • Assess commercial and operational risks associated with tenders
  • Carry out handover meetings for successful bids to Project Managers
  • A natural and engaging communication style, demonstrating a passion and excellence for customer contact, developing trusting relationships both internally and externally


  • Degree in quality surveying or similar
  • Estimating role: 3 years (Required)

    In return for the right candidate, Ideal are offering:

  • 23 Holidays
  • Birthday off
  • Company Pension after 3 months of employment
  • Ability to shape the future of a company who are making exciting advancements in the residential property sector
  • Great working environment

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