Estimator / Quantity Surveyor

Are you a Quantity Surveyor with Estimating experience looking for a new role? Our client is a growing construction company. The role of Estimator / Quantity Surveyor is key to the company’s future development and success in delivering a continuous flow of new business and identifying future opportunities in both competitive tendering and design and build projects.


The Directors seek to attract a Quantity Surveyor with broad commercial skills and a strong background in Estimating whilst understanding the commercial drivers, risk profiles and key success factors for Clients procuring construction works. The Estimator / Quantity Surveyor will ensure robust, accurate and innovative advice is delivered to clients to align with their needs and business objectives.


Key Accountabilities


Work Procurement (Estimating)

  • Monitor relevant planning authority websites to identify work opportunities.
  • Pursue opportunities to obtain tender documents.
  • Completion and submission of PQQs.


Pre-Contract (Estimating)

  • Maintain sub-contract database.
  • Maintain material suppliers database.
  • Assess tender documents to ensure sufficient information is available to prepare tender.
  • Take off quantities.
  • Prepare and issue sub-contract enquiries and assessment of quotations upon receipt.
  • Prepare and issue material supply enquiries and assessment of quotations upon receipt.
  • Pricing of Excavations, Concrete, Brickwork, Woodwork, Roof tiling, External Render, Drainage, External works and minor landscaping (all other trades are normally sub-contracted).
  • Complete tender documents for submission.
  • Prepare specifications and/or Contractors proposals.
  • Submit tenders and follow-up.
  • Post tender negotiations.


Post Contract (Quantity Surveying)

  • Maintain contract documentation and advise on pre-tender and post-contract matters.
  • Preparation and issue of contractual letters to clients and / or sub-contractors.
  • Post-contract liaison with clients.
  • Post-contract liaison with the design team.
  • Carry out take-offs for material procurement.
  • Sub-contract negotiation and letting.
  • Preparation and submission of interim valuations.
  • Site measurement.
  • Manage and value variations.
  • Agreement and certification of sub-contractors interim valuations and final accounts.
  • Preparation and submission of several works' final account.
  • Agreement of final accounts.
  • Degree calibre.
  • RICS (not essential).



  • Good working knowledge of forms of contract currently used within the Building and Civil Engineering industry.
  • Good working knowledge of standard forms of measurement. SMM7 and CESMM3.
  • Driving licence.
  • Good IT skills - particularly Word and Excel.
  • Excellent communication skills.


Personal Qualities

  • High degree of personal motivation.
  • Commercial acumen.
  • Ability to work as part of a close knit management team and manage numerous activities / projects simultaneously – both short and long term.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and with the minimum of supervision.
  • Outgoing personality essential for dealing directly with Clients and their design team.
  • Good negotiator.
  • Flexibility with regard to working across all areas of the business, and hours to meet the requirements of this challenging position.



  • Leadership.
  • Enterprising and Commercial Approach.
  • A Planned Approach.
  • Taking Responsibility.
  • Customer Focus.
  • Building and Maintaining Relationships.



  • Competitive salary depending on experience.
  • Company pension.
  • On-site parking.
  • Performance bonus.



If you want to know more and wish to apply, please contact,  07749495879.

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