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Lead Estimator | Proftech

Lead Estimator

  West Bromwich, West Midlands

Reference #: 894224_1574170654
Location: West Bromwich, West Midlands
Salary: £35000 - £40000
Sector: Technical & Engineering
Type: Permanent
Posted On: 19/11/2019

Lead Estimator

West Bromwich
Salary - £35k - 40k per annum Depending on experience and company pension scheme.
25 days holiday a year

Overview of the role and candidate profile:

The role of the Lead Estimator will be to oversee and work alongside a small team of estimators to ensure that all estimates and quotations are handled professionally and timely, within pre-determined parameters.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensure the smooth running of the estimating team
  • Generation of reports for the Commercial Director as required
  • Validating contract costs and estimating team workloads
  • Receive tender enquiries and produce general take-offs to create quotations and estimates using an in-house software package
  • Obtain raw material costs by liaising with suppliers as appropriate
  • Process quotations
  • Prepare budget estimates for architects / quantity surveyors
  • Handle telephone enquiries from architects / clients / quantity surveyors / contractors
  • Visit clients / sites as and when required
  • Maintain paper and electronic filing systems

Please note this list is not exhaustive - other duties maybe required that are considered reasonable for the role to support other functions.

Skills and experience

  • 5+ years' experience as an Estimator within the Construction Industry
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to read / understand architectural drawings
  • Accuracy in measurement for take-offs
  • High degree of planning and organisational skills
  • Excellent level of self-discipline
  • Ability to manage and share information
  • Ability to absorb technical aspects of a diverse product range
  • Supervisory experience desirable

Education and Qualifications:

  • GCSE (A* - C) Maths & English
  • A level or equivalent in Technical or Engineering Drawing
  • GCSE Physics and/or higher level qualification in construction desirable

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