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Senior Estimator

  • Sector: Surveying & Cost Consultancy
  • Location: Essex
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: 65,000 - 85,000

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Job description

Senior Estimator


Up to £85k + Package

Currently looking to recruit a Senior Estimator to work for a highly rated UK Residential House Builder. Ideally looking for an individual that is passionate about housebuilding & construction. Degree qualified in the field of Commercial Management, Cost Management or Construction Management. You will have an in depth understanding of Estimating and Surveying knowledge in preparing realistic construction budgets. Be competent in preparing construction budgets based on limited information and being able to make calculated assumptions at feasibility stage.

Main responsibilities of the role:

Pre-Land Purchase

Prepares construction Land budgets for Land Manager to evaluate site.

Assists Land Manager / Sales Team to determine best house mix for site.

Evaluate risks and cost of construction abnormals in formulating budget.

Discusses and reviews specification in association with Land Manager and Sales Team prior to Land bid.

Liaises with Architects / Engineers on matters of preliminary Design and Engineering solutions.

Updates construction budgets on a regular basis.

Prepares a schedule of standard house type prices for Land feasibility purposes.

Prepares Land Packs and adjudicates feasibility prepared by Land Department highlighting all company KPI’s.

Post Land Purchase

Proposes improved economical design and engineering solutions for the team to consider, including new building methods and products.

Assists Managing Estimator in reviewing new product specification suitable for development.

Liaises with Development Team on best solutions for house type designs and internal layouts.

Comments on preliminary layouts prior to formal issue of DCO.

Prepares Planning Packs, ensuring the feasibility reflects all changes and financial implications.

Pre Start on Site

Prepares Budget Pack, liaises with all departments to ensure all latest material, preliminaries, subcontract, sales and development costs are included in the financial review. 

Post Start on Site

Provides budgetary framework to assist the Surveyors / Buyers in the preparation of the CPC1.

Updates construction database on a regular basis.

Reviews construction price at end of contract.

General Duties

Assists in the preparation of cash flows for Management Accounts and forecasting purposes.

Provides a cost advisory and investigation service to the Managing Estimator.

Please contact Ross Henderson at

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