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Estimator / Quantity Surveyor

Posted 26 February by ESSENTIAL DESIGNS UK LTD Easy Apply Ended

The role of Estimator/QS is key to the company’s future development and success in delivering a continuous flow of new business and identifying future opportunities in competitive tendering projects. Established as a key interior fit out company specialising in ceilings & partitions, joinery & door packages. We have access to an onsite workshop & glass manufacturing company as well as CNC services.

The Directors seek to attract a Quantity Surveyor with broad commercial skills and a strong background in estimating whilst understanding the commercial drivers, risk profiles and key success factors for Clients procuring construction fit-out works. The Estimator/QS will ensure robust, accurate and innovative advice is delivered to clients to align with their needs and business objectives. The ability to work within a small established team in maximizing potential opportunities is paramount.

Location: Head office -Castledawson - Site based requirements in UK/ROI depending on project demands

Key responsibilities are outlined but not limited to the following:-

Work Procurement (Estimator)

  • Monitor relevant planning authority web sites , tender portals etc. to identify work opportunities
  • Pursue opportunities to obtain tender documents
  • Assist in the completion and submission of PQQs

Pre-Contract (Estimator)

  • Maintain sub-contract data base
  • Maintain material suppliers database
  • Assess tender documents to ensure sufficient information available to prepare tender
  • Take off quantities
  • Assist in the preparation and issue of sub-contract enquiries and assessment of quotations upon receipt
  • Assist in the preparation and issue of material supply enquiries and assessment of quotations upon receipt
  • Pricing of range of trades associated with interior fit out packages
  • Complete tender documents for submission
  • Prepare specifications and / or Contractors proposals
  • Submit tenders and follow up
  • Post tender negotiations

Post Contract (QS)

  • Maintain contract documentation and advise on pre tender and post contract matters
  • Preparation and issue of contractual letters to clients and / or sub-contractors
  • Post contract liaison with clients
  • Post contract liaison with design team
  • Carry out take-offs for material procurement
  • Sub-contract negotiation
  • Preparation and submission of interim valuations
  • Site measurement
  • Manage and value variations
  • Agreement and certification of sub-contractors interim valuations and final accounts
  • Preparation and submission of several works final account
  • Agreement of final accounts


  • Degree calibre

RICS (not essential)


  • Good working knowledge of forms of contract currently used within the Building and Civil Engineering industry
  • Good working knowledge of standard forms of measurement. SMM7 and CESMM3
  • Experience in Conquest of similar construction specific software
  • IT literate with sound knowledge of Microsoft Office packages
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Previous experience in a similar role preferably with a main contractor
  • Driving license

Required skills

  • Communication Skills
  • Competitive Tendering
  • Contracts
  • Value Engineering
  • Cost Management

Reference: 34556771

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