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Assistant Estimator – Dorset – Retail, Commercial

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Assistant Estimator – Dorset – Retail, Commercial and Leisure Design and Build



My client is a second-generation family owned and managed business delivering main-contracting services to the Retail, Commercial and Leisure sectors.


1.    Purpose:
  • To provide estimating assistance to the Estimating Director in preparing tender costs for projects for settlement ensuring a competitive net tender.


2.     Position Typically Reports to:
  • Estimating Director.


3.    Key Accountabilities and Deliverables:
  • To assist the preparation of competitive SOR’s, negotiated tenders, cost plans and traditional competitive tenders in line with contract documentation.
  • Work with the Estimator to deliver accurate prime cost submissions at the adjudication meeting.
  • To undertake work in accordance with the Company’s H&S Policy and other procedures. To take reasonable care of the H&S of myself and any other person who may be affected by my acts or omissions at work. To cooperate with any H&S duty or requirement imposed by the Company, and to use anything provided by the Company for health, safety or welfare in accordance with its purpose.


4.    Key Tasks:

Responsible for:

  • Check and acknowledge tender documents and amendments.
  • Abstract information into subcontract and material packages.
  • Select subcontract and material companies in conjunction with wider team.
  • Organise copy of tender documents and amendments for appropriate parties.
  • Arrange pricing document production – internal or external as required.
  • Enter pricing document onto database as required.
  • To assist in the production of project take-offs for various trade packages.
  • Answering queries from subcontractors/suppliers.
  • Arrange site visits as required.
  • Assist in the pricing of the various elements of the scheme.
  • Attend Adjudication Meeting and assist with presenting a net tender for agreement/approval.
  • Prepare information packages for handover to construction team, if successful.
  • Attend handover meeting and assist with briefing team on tender bid.
  • Attend pre-contract Design Team Meetings as required.
  • Cost Planning.
  • Attend project debrief, collating feedback from site to update pricing database.
  • Identification of project related risks.
  • Identify scope for value creation / value engineering.


4.    Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications:


  • Knowledge of the construction industry.
  • Understanding of various construction methods.
  • Understanding of costing and pricing.
  • Knowledge of sub contractors and suppliers.
  • Knowledge of tender process and document management.


  • Research Methods.
  • Reading & interpreting drawings and technical specifications
  • Measurement of construction works
  • Risk Assessment.
  • Data Analyses and Pricing.
  • Software Management.


  • Minimum HNC / HND Level 4 qualification
  • Construction or Quantity Surveying Degree.
Agency: UCA Consulting
Contact Name: Russell Roberts
Contact Email:
Telephone: 07826613230
Industry: Construction
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Dorset
Salary: £25,000 – £35,000 PA + Package







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