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Broadstone, Dorset
FBR Construction Recruitment

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Building Estimator based in Dorset.

Our build contractor client is a successful construction contractor that provides construction services to a range of clients. The contractor has a number of years successful trading as one of the leading Dorset based build contractors.

This company is currently experiencing a period of growth and is looking to take on an Estimator to join them in their busy office to work on new builds and refurbishment projects with values ranging between £250,000 to around £10 million typically on schools, social housing schemes and commercial builds.

The company offers great career progression opportunities and the successful estimator will find plenty of chances to further their career.

Main Purpose of Job:

To carry out estimates / tender submissions to all enquiries and produce competitively priced tenders taking account of properly researched costs and contingencies.

Undertake some valuation and surveying duties on selected projects to ensure the project and works are profitably and competitively managed.

Visits potential clients, surveys work and produces priced schedules so that clear concise documents are available using Causeway software to produce well-presented and competitive tenders / quotes / Bids.

Ensuring quotes are turned around in a timely fashion and we meet all promised return dates. Manage visits to survey works requirements on site.

Carry out a Tender Adjudication with at least one director before any tender is submitted.


Work alongside the Bid Manager and other Estimators to ensure a complete tender return

Process enquiries from small works up to £10 million and ensure these are returned on time and at the right price

Visits potential clients, survey work and produce priced schedules so that clear concise documents are available once we win the work

Obtain prices from suppliers and sub-contractors

Undertake valuation and surveying duties on selected projects to ensure works priced include all foreseeable costs whilst maintaining the competitiveness of the company

Increase diversity of subcontract usage

Bring in new range of suppliers/subcontracts for enquiries

Responsible for;

Tender Evaluation

Obtaining Sub-contractor tenders

Preparation of pricing

Identifying sub-contractor requirements

Preparation of tenders for evaluation by Estimating Manager

On offer is a completive salary package with genuine career progression for the right person working with one of the longest standing build contractors in Dorset with a rich pedigree in build quality, service and repeat business.

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