Estimator Job In Reading

Job Description


Assistant Estimator

Location: Reading

Salary: Circa £27k- £37.5k plus excellent benefits  

My client is a family run reputable contractor based in Reading. They are looking for an Assistant Estimator/Project Coordinator to join their growing team.

Assistant Estimator– Overview

Read and scale architects’ drawings to accurately quantify and price requirements.

Logically process and assess all items within an enquiry and determine which are the important items and analysis the blends.

Interpret technical drawings and specifications from each and enquiry

Produce relevant questions and sufficient pricing notes to explain any non-compliance to protect the company from risk

Accurately quantify requirements on each project lead on secured jobs

Take ownership of tasks given with a view to driving them through to completion including delegating to other support teams within the business

Assist the Head of Sales and Commercial or Strategic Accounts Manager on one- off requests.

Participate of brainstorming meetings for key projects, giving the sales team of clear outline of the job and identifying any different specifications or fixing details, explaining how the price has been made up, any value engineering possibilities considered any records of any previous conversations

Working closely with the Project Lead to provide re-quotes to help secure orders

Prepare for Weekly Sales Meetings and Daily Huddles and actively participate in them

Complete RFI presentations including rationalisation and simplification recommendations

Attend meetings with customers, take notes and distribute with clear action of who, what by when. Also take as many of these actions forward to help the project lead focus on customer contract time.

Attend 121 update meeting with manager to report any decisions taken or advice needed where outside previous remit.

Follow the clear desk and clear desktop policy, responding to emails within one day and follow up within one week, answering phones and voicemails promptly

Provide information for KPI’s with any points needing discussion

Assistant Estimator- Requirements

The ideal candidate MUST be motivated, proactive and a confident individual with lots of energy and drive. You will ideally have:

One or more years in a similar construction estimating related role

Competent user of the Microsoft Office suite, particularly Excel and Word

Ability to understand architectural drawings, read bills of works and specification pages with a basic knowledge of applicable regulations

Excellent time management skills and organisational skills

Good verbal and written communication skills

For more information please call Nikki Adams on (phone number removed).

LEAN Engineering Recruitment Ltd are acting as a 3rd party on behalf of our client.  All applications will be held on our database for current and future positions. 

We will endeavour to get back to all applicants but if you have not heard from LER within 10 working days then your application has been unsuccessful but please feel free to contact us for an update

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