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Buyer / Estimator

  • Sector: Surveying & Cost Consultancy
  • Location: Redditch, Worcestershire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: £40,000 - £50,000
Job description

I am working with a newly established privately owned luxury house builder in Redditch. They are keen to appoint a Buyer/Estimator to help deliver high spec housing projects in the West Midlands from their offices in Redditch.

You will provide 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.


Salary in the region of £40,000 - £50,000 plus package for the right candidate.

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

TDM Recruitment Group is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.

TDM Recruitment Group is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.