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  • Sector: Surveying & Cost Consultancy
  • Location: Yorkshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: £60k + Bonus and Benefits
Job description

A fantastic opportunity to work for an award winning House Builder. We are looking for an experienced Estimator to join their successful team.

Job Purpose: Preparation of cost estimates for Land Appraisals including monitoring cost changes on all live appraisals and updating cost reports for Land Department. Preparation of development budget estimates and reporting cost movements from Appraisal to Budget Estimate Summary (BES) encompassing cost engineering works.

Key Responsibilities This job role has core responsibilities, which are shown below. In addition, depending on the structure of the Commercial Department in the Operating Division, the responsibilities shown in italics may also be applicable.

Land Appraisal

· Maintain and update all “Live” Land Appraisals.

· Production of Commercial Report for inclusion in Land Appraisal.

· Prepare and handover completed pre-commencement procurement pack.

· Prepare abnormal reports for Land Appraisal, include and appraise all latest prelim defaults.

· Ensure all Build Costs are current and correctly appraised.

· Appraise different methods of construction. Consider different forms of contract/approach to non-standard works.


· Responsible for updating the Prelim and Sitework rates.

· Ensure a regional cost library is established and maintained including all elements of prelims, siteworks and land abnormals.

· Report all cost movement due to inflation/planning requirements, etc up to commencement of work on site.

· Prepare the house type schedule including all the required quantities for both the surveying and buying departments.

Budget Estimates

· Compile sub-contract orders and issue to surveyors for approval.

· Carry out overview checks on Budget Estimates on key indicators.

· Discuss prelim levels, both sales and construction, with relevant Directors.

· Prepare and evaluate Fees/Services charges with the Technical Department.

· Compare and analyse tender packages and reporting differences between appraisal and budget.

· Take off quantities for Siteworks Budgets.

· Agree Budget Estimate with Chief Quantity Surveyor/Quantity Surveyor. Carry out overview checks on key indictors.

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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.