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Buyer/ Estimator

  • Sector: Surveying & Cost Consultancy
  • Location: Central London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 + Package

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Job description I am working with a well-established privately-owned high-end house builder in South London. They are keen to appoint a Buyer/Estimator to help deliver small, (1-20 units) high spec housing projects in the capital. As these developments are finished to a high specification, similar experience is essential. 
The role includes providing cost estimates for land and developments in which the company is looking to invest.  Review product costs, updating the Master Appraisal system to reflect current 'as seen' costs and note any potential increases.  Overall delivering a cost estimate that will provide enough information for an informed decision to be made on a potential scheme. Responsible for the quantity surveying / commercial management of schemes as well as assisting the Commercial Manager with any duties required.
In return the salary is in the region of £40,000 - £45,000 + package. Due to the size of the company, there is always development and progression in the growing team. This opportunity has risen due to expansion. 

Key Responsibilities
Schedule materials
Raise material and plant orders on relevant ERP systems
Liaise with sites regarding materials and supply issues
Attend site and office-based project meetings
Manage relationships with supply chain
Advise project teams on material specification and alternatives where available
Support the resolution of supplier invoice queries
Assist the Group Construction Director to appraise the project buildability and produce a Construction Programme
Produce estimates based on minimal & limited information
Update master appraisal in-line with current and forecast costs and specification changes
Assist Finance Team
Assist Commercial Manager with quantities, take-offs, enquiries, and services
Provide purchase orders for items requested by Sales, Site, Technical & Commercial

Essential Skills, Knowledge, Qualifications & Experience:
HNC / HND building-related qualification
Previous QS / estimating experience

Desirable Skills, Knowledge, Qualifications & Experience:
Degree or similar
Commercial experience within the construction industry
Experience with a house builder or contractor

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