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Assistant Estimator

  • £45,000
  • Main Contractor - Build
  • Hertfordshire

About the company:

Our client is a multi-faceted, ISO certified construction company that has built an unassailable reputation of undertaking bespoke building projects at all stages. From conception, feasibility and planning through to construction and handover. They work on new build, and refurbishment projects across a variety of sectors including residential, commercial and educational projects.

Based in Hitchin our client has built up a reputation for producing work to the highest standard across Hertfordshir. For over 50 years our client has been a leading light within the industry and has achieved many industry accolades along the way. Sustained organic growth has led the company to its current position of over 100 members of staff and an annual turnover of £50 million. Typical projects our client works on are valued between £5 million and £20 million.

The success of the business has been founded on the principle of employing the very best people in the industry. All of whom have been responsible for the successful delivery of many of their high profile projects in recent years. Because of the exceptional people they employ the company has enjoyed a vast amount of success in recent years and are in a very healthy position moving forward meaning that they have been able to secure larger projects moving through the year.

About the Role:

Our client is currently looking to recruit a Graduate/Assistant Estimator. At present they are expanding their business and have many new projects coming up and already started across the UK. Your role will be working in the Estimating function alongside a Senior. The duties will include:

  • Issue tender packages to sub-contractors and suppliers, ensuring all the relevant information is provided.
  • Make necessary copies of drawings and specifications as directed by management.
  • Arrange and attend site visits with sub-contractors.
  • Ensure sub-contractor quotations are received
  • List tender enquires.
  • Assist in setting up cost plan for the project.
  • Produce take-offs and measurements.
  • Assist with the final compilation of tenders.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone to be part of a growing business in an area of the industry that is forecast significant growth over the coming years.

About the benefits / rewards:

£35,000-45,000 + travel, healthcare & pension


Candidates will ideally have some industry experience in an Estimating position, and perhaps be looking to make their first career move. You will ideally live within a 1-hour commute to their office in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, with the flexibility to visit contracts. Candidates will ideally come from a degree or similar construction qualification background, or already be working with a main or sub-contractor.