Estimator / Senior Estimator
RC Frame & Groundwork Contractor – one of my favourites!
£60,000 - £100,000 (depending on experience) + Benefits
About the Opportunity:
Our client is looking to strengthen their existing team by adding an experienced Estimator / Senior Estimator to the ranks.
This role will involve the usual duties such as putting together tenders for concrete frame and groundwork packages in and around London for residential, mixed-use and commercial projects. Usual package values you will be expected to target will range from £5m up to £30m each with some projects going above this and some or all of the following duties:
* Preparation of tender submissions
* Measuring and take-offs from drawings
* Producing bills-of-quantities
* Cost Planning
* Pre and post Contract meetings with clients
* Build-up of tender price from first principles based on plans, programme and scope of works
But aside from all the factual stuff, this opportunity is to join a company I consider to be one of the best in the market. They are one of my top 4 out of 100 clients and that is because of the way they treat, maintain and develop their people. By joining this team, you could either find that happy ‘family feel’ organisation you would like to work for, or you could help drive your career with a business that has focused career mapping to help people reach their true potential. Doesn’t that sound like the right sort of company to aim at?
About the Employer:
Having worked with this contractor for the past 10+ years I have seen them develop in both size and capability. They now currently turnover above £140 million per annum, building concrete frame and groundwork packages ranging in value up to £30+ million each for a variety of residential and commercial contractors and developers throughout London and the surrounding Home Counties. They have a very modern edge to the business while maintaining traditional roots and are still privately owned by the original MD (who is a true gent).
On a personal note, I believe this company is one of the best not only for the projects they help complete but also because of the environment they create. They go that extra mile not only to retain their staff but to truly keep them happy. Small things have been added to the office like a gym that people have access to all day! They even give extra half-hour breaks three times a week for anyone who wants to use it. They have a treatments room where massages and cosmetic treatments are available to everyone on Fridays (free of charge). All you have to do is book in. And with plans in place for a rooftop garden and BBQ area, I’d want to work here myself if I had the relevant experience! They really are a great company to work for to gain great project experience, to develop capability in modern construction techniques and to be part of the values they believe in.
About the Requirements:
For this opportunity, I am looking for someone who has previous experience working for a Concrete Frame or Groundwork subcontractor in the UK in an estimating capacity or possibly as a quantity surveyor (if you are interested in switching over to the preconstruction side).
It is important you have the knowledge of pricing and producing tenders for Concrete Frame and Groundwork packages in and around the South East and London to be considered or that you’ve worked for a rival as a QS. That is it.
About the Salary / Rewards:
Due to the nature of this opportunity, I am looking to target professionals currently earning anywhere from £60,000 to £100,000 per annum (£300 to £450 per day if self-employed).
Salaries/rates will be negotiable at the point of interview depending on the level of experience.
With the basic salary, our client offers the usual package of car allowance and benefits plus they offer an annual bonus. But really, the focus for me on this one is the people, you’ll be joining a fantastic team.
How to Apply:
I am more than happy to discuss this opportunity with people over the phone or face to face in a fully confidential manner (you can get to know me while I get to know you). And I know this is an incestuous sector and I fully understand the importance of keeping things discrete.
Alternatively, it would be ideal to see a copy of your CV to understand your previous experience and employment. In line with GDPR, nothing will be done with your CV/details until we have discussed the role in detail anyway, but having gained an understanding of your formal past, this may help when we come to talk and discuss the option.
Either way, my contact details are listed below:
Email (remove all spaces): Andrew @ cityscape ltd . com
Tel: (phone number removed)
About Me, Your Consultant:
My name is Andrew Jackson and I am one of the directors at Cityscape Recruitment Ltd. I have over 15 years of experience in civil engineering & construction recruitment. During this time, I have specialised in the niche sector of concrete frames, groundworks, basement construction and demolition.
Q: What does this mean for you?
A: I have connections with pretty much every company in this field. I can offer you options with a variety of the best employers in this market. In addition to this, I have in-depth knowledge of each of these employers. I can tell you all about their set-ups, projects, future plans and what they can offer you as an individual moving forward.
I am always open to having confidential conversations with individuals interested in expanding their careers. If the right options don’t exist for you right now, we can stay in touch. If, however, we have companies that could be ideal for you; I can tell you all about them
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