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Eccleston, Cheshire
Watkin Jones Group

We have a vacancy for a Senior Estimator to join our Commercial team in our Delivery function. The post holder will be responsible for the analysis of cost plans produced by the Costing Managers for developments / schemes across the business and to produce cost-effective estimates that meet the needs of business. This is a new role to the business, so is great opportunity to be able to make your mark and become an integral part of the Commercial team.

As part of the role, you will work alongside other members of business to develop the budgets in line with the build strategy and to ensure the business objectives are met by preparing and providing take off s, Bill of Quantities, and tender adjudication packs as well as presenting the basis of tender including key assumptions, identifying opportunity and risk during estimating process.

The role would be based from our Chester Office with an agile approach to work meaning you can vary the timing or location of your work.

About you

We need a confident, experienced estimator to lead this part of the function. You ll be liaising with many different areas of the Watkin Jones business reviewing specifications against drawings, specifications, client requirements and latest standards such as BSI / ISO building regulations so it s essential that you have a strong understanding of the estimating process from start to completion and a have a strong working knowledge of estimating software packages.

What we can offer you

Watkin Jones success to date has been based on our emphasis on building relationships of trust, our customer focus, and our forward-thinking structure. Our intention is to create the future of living, which to us means high quality rental homes, community focus and sustainably driven development.

We have an in-house Learning & Development team to support you with personal and professional development including vocational qualifications, as well as 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (increasing after 2 years service by 1 day up to a max of 29 days per annum), a health cash plan, discounted gym memberships, exclusive shopping discounts and a contributory pension scheme. The package also includes a generous car allowance or company car and a discretionary annual bonus.

About Us

Watkin Jones Group is the UK s leading developer, builder, and manager of residential for rent homes, with 52,000+ homes developed and in-build across 135 schemes. Our operating arm, Fresh, manages over 20,000 units across 64 schemes, reflecting approximately £1.7bn of assets under management, giving us unique and unrivalled insight into what tenants and investors desire.

Our company was established in 1791 and has been building homes since 1927. More recently, we listed on the AIM market in 2016 with a market cap of £255m (current market cap c. £550m). In FY2022 we generated gross revenue of £407m and a Gross Profit of £67m. Our position in the market is based on a capital light model, where we typically work with institutional forward funders.

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