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Estimator – Residential Main Contractor

  • £55,000 - £65,000 + Package
  • Main Contractor - Build
  • London

Estimator – Residential Main Contractor

£55,000 – £65,000 + Package

North London

About the Company:

My Client are the main contracting division of a large construction group who utilise all the company’s in-house resources and facilities to provide clients with a bespoke construction service. This company have gone back to the time when contractors carried out work themselves with a dedicated, reliable workforce and their own fleet of plant and equipment. Our work is carried out in-house for the following disciplines: piling, reinforced structure, pre-cast elements, facades and glazing, M and E, dry-lining, craneage and scaffolding. This gives us direct contact with specialist expertise all under one roof rather than through a remote supply chain of suppliers and sub-contractors who have their own agendas and interests to protect. With a broad range of construction experience and expertise in commercial and residential developments, This Company offer clients truly exceptional performance in high-rise construction where the Group’s skills are particularly suited.

About the role:

Our client is currently requiring an Estimator to join to the current pre-construction team to work on tenders ranging from £3m – £100m. Candidates will ideally be from a new build/refurbishment background with residential experience. The individual must be able to communicate well with both commercial team and clients and have a professional but non adversarial approach with the emphasis of working together. The current portfolio comprises of a mixture of high valued residential new around London and the tenders coming in will match the current projects. This role will initially provide a lot of autonomy and will require the Estimator to prepare tender packages without the need for support and to engage and help manage the estimating team in all aspects of a senior role. You will ideally be able to comply with the following:

  • Reporting into the Director.
  • Capable of fitting and integrating well into young and dynamic team
  • Supportive and assisting in the development of a young team
  • Capable of pricing 2 / 3 tenders at a given time (to fit deadlines of approximately 2 – 3 weeks)
  • Ability to produce cost plans / Bill of Quantity’s from scratch
  • Current knowledge of building / fit out rates and processes

Your duties will include assisting in the co-ordination of submission & proposals development, to carry out analytical pricing of in-house produced Bills of Quantities, research and investigate new Government or industry initiatives and to keep updated of technical developments and innovative trends in the industry.

About the benefits / rewards:

Our client support, develop and understand their employees. They offer employee stability through permanent long-term employment and stable working environment. You will be well rewarded for your hard work with a remuneration package that will correspond to the individuals experience and skills. The guideline basic salary is £55,000 – £65,000, however this will be dependent upon the specific skills and experience of each individual. Employees will be promoted through the company at a rate that is comfortable for their abilities rather than within a set company structure. This encourages the strengths and successes of the company and each individual.


Experience of working on new build residential projects is essential. Candidates will have experience in an estimating role for a main contractor. Most importantly the candidate for this role must be trustworthy, reliable, conscientious and keen to progress their career further. You will also have to be a highly motivated individual and a strong team player. Candidates based outside of the UK need not apply.

Please enquire to Alex @ or call 01923750095. Thanks!