My client is a well-established / forward thinking facade and glazing contractor with offices in Buckinghamshire and London.
Due to them having a growing order book and ambitious plans for the future, they are seeking an experienced full time estimator working on some prestigious completed projects ranging from £1.5 million to over £25 million in value.
Duties will include:
– Preparing and issuing of tender quotations.
– Keeping the estimator tracker up to date with all the relevant and latest information on each estimate.
– Ensuring estimates are completed to a high standard and in the agreed time-scales.
– Reading and understanding specification documents and drawing to be able to prepare full quotations.
– Highlighting areas of risk and issues, assumptions and dependencies when preparing quotes for approval.
– Following up on submitted quotations and dealing with any changes/re-quotes.
– Respond to all phone calls, e-mails and other communications from clients and suppliers.
– Keeping up to date on all the latest relevant product lines and production feedback to ensure the latest and correct products are being quoted.
– Ensure continuous feedback from live projects to ensure the latest estimates on time-scales are being used in quote preparations to include but not limited to: drawing time, installation time, site management and warranty.
– Participation in a high level of team cohesion to meet deadlines and produce a high Standard of work.
Key Skills/Experience:
– Previous estimating experience in aluminium systems, ideally Schuco, Aluprof, Sapa and experience with Steel glazing systems would be advantageous.
– Ability to read and interpret technical drawings, specifically identifying the technical specifications related to the specialist glazing systems.
– Experience of working with estimating software, ideally LogiKal and Schucal
– Proficient Microsoft Office – Excel and Word
– Ability to work as part of a team to a high standard and to tight deadlines
– Good communication skills
– Attention to detail
Required Experience:
– Estimating: within a glazed façade based industry, minimum of 3 – 5 years.
– Estimating Cladding systems would be advantageous.

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