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  • Sector: Surveying & Cost Consultancy
  • Location: Solihull, Birmingham
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: £30,000 - £40,000

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Job description

I am working with a top 5 national house builder in Solihull who due to continued success are keen to appoint an Estimator to help oversee the costing of large scale housing developments in the West Midlands.

The successful candidate must have a proven track record for either a house builder or contractor, with a base knowledge of working on residential projects and a firm understanding of costing developments. The role is ideally suited for an Assistant Estimator looking to make the next step up or an established Estimator looking for a new challenge.

In return for this, you will receive a base salary of £30,000 - £40,000 (dependent on experience) plus package and bonus.

 Job Duties:

  • Preparation of estimates of all construction costs
  • Input of all development costs into appraisals / viabilities.
  • Prepare estimates of all prime costs, Co-ordinate input of all development costs into appraisals/viabilities, input into “value engineering” exercise at appraisal/pre-start stage, input and maintain master appraisal costs
  • Liaise with all Departments as necessary to achieve a viable final cost position
  • Prepare Group viabilities for all acquisitions
  • Complete all estimating work
  • Calculate all prime costs on developments within the business, reporting any movements in costs since the preparation of the land purchases exercise. Prime costs to include but not restricted to house pricing, labour costs, site work operations and remediation work, up to commencement on site


Job Requirements:


  • Industry related business qualification
  • Must carry a valid CSCS card
  • Must have a full understanding of current market conditions and rates
  • Highly numerate with excellent attention to detail, able to gather, interpret and present data to facilitate preparation of budgets and subsequent valuations
  • Strong IT skills, working knowledge of computer systems within the commercial environment, i.e. project management/payment and valuation software

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.