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Cladding and façade Estimator

Cladding and façade Estimator

Posted 4 April by Effective Personnel Easy Apply Ended

Looking for a Cladding and Façade Estimator to join my client in their business based in Bilston

Key Responsibilities

  • Reviews architectural and engineering drawings to make sure that all specifications and regulations are being followed.
  • Strategic Planning - Work with senior management to develop long term plans for the organisation around growth and development of products and capacity.
  • Understand basic revenue models, P/L, and cost-to-completion projections and make decisions accordingly.
  • Guarantee project legal documents, permits, inspections etc., are completed and signed.
  • Regularly coordinate with other senior staff members -i.e. Directors, Managers, and Resource Development - to ensure a holistic approach to projects that honors construction needs as well as other broad organisational objectives.
  • Create long-term department plans and work with staff to create and adhere to individual annual and 90-day plans.
  • Preparing tender and contract documents, including bills of quantities with the architect and/or the client;
  • Assisting in establishing a client's requirements and undertaking feasibility studies;
  • Performing risk and value management and cost control;
  • Review and contribute on procurement strategy;
  • Identifying, analysing and developing responses to commercial risks;
  • Maintaining awareness of the different building contracts in current use;
  • Understanding the implications of health and safety regulations.
  • Developing strategy, tactics, sales plans and profit targets
  • Developing relationships with clients
  • Identifying and reporting on business opportunities in target markets
  • Representing the business at Client Meetings and annual networking events.
  • Cold calling to arrange meetings with potential customers to prospect for new business;
  • Negotiating the terms of an agreement and closing sales;
  • Gathering market and customer information;
  • Making accurate, rapid cost calculations and providing customers with quotations;
  • Attending team meeting and sharing best practice with colleagues.
  • Developing the programme of work and strategy for delivering the project
  • Using construction management knowledge to ensure the smooth transition to site and to final handover.


  • Carefully inspect tender documentation. Analyse exact requirements and identify areas that have implications to company
  • Provide a detailed "take-off" and Bill of Quantities (BQ) using the Estimating software package.
  • Work on traditional Plan and Specification and Design and Build Contracts.
  • Clearly mark BQ to identify items to have enquiries sent out, together with specification, prelim elements and appropriate drawings. Monitor enquiry process and dates for quote returns.
  • Oversee or complete the quote analysis comparison and make selection for inclusion in priced tender.
  • Contact appropriate person to arrange site inspection. Visit site and make all necessary record notes and take appropriate photographs. Assimilate information and take account of in tender pricing.
  • Assess individual rates and prices, amend, create new or insert from material and subcontract quotes.
  • Using standard prelim forms build-up allowances for each project. Discuss construction sequence of projects with Managers to enable a proposed construction period to be determined. Use to calculate prelim allowance. Consider other construction methods and determine the specific prelim requirements.
  • Re-assess build-ups taking account of all known conditions and requirements and adjust figures as necessary.
  • Review subordinates estimates and quotations for approval.
  • Develop and review subcontractor scopes of work and accept, review, and analyse subcontractor quotes for best value
  • Prepare project bid status reports and ensure compliance with all specifications and contract Statements of Work and Bid Invitations.
  • Maintain an accurate, current database cost for historical data
  • Organise / Update / Submit pre qualification data as required
  • Take responsibility for pre-construction correspondence with all involved parties, including bid invitations, requests for information, addenda, and scope of work clarifications.
  • Ensure all accreditations required for company to bid for work is maintained, i.e. CHAS, Construction line etc

Budgets/Cost Plans

  • The same process applies as tenders albeit the degree of accuracy required will be dependent upon how precise and how much time is given to produce.


  • Collate tender information and build-ups, and complete estimator’s written report section of the handover meeting.
  • Arrange convenient meeting date with contracts department within one week of letter of intent, contract of firm notice of intent. Attend meetings; explain project and handover documentation and additional copies as necessary.

Pre-tender meetings

Post-tender meetings

Undertake monthly reporting on the following items:

  • Projects quoted
  • Value of work quoted by section
  • Cost of sales
  • Identification of risk in forecasts
  • Forecasted revenue and GP by section
  • Progress in development of new proceduresPerformance of sales in <span class="goog-spellcheck-word" style="backgro
  • Reference: 34824515

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