Junior Estimator

  • Location
    Maidstone, Kent
  • Category
    Construction and Property - Estimator
  • Contract Type
  • Salary
    £ 25000 - £ 32000 / Year
  • OrganizationType

Office Angels are so excited to be recruiting for a Junior Estimator based in Maidstone. This role offers an excellent opportunity for someone with roofing experience to transition into the field of estimating, where you can apply your technical knowledge while developing skills in cost estimation and project management within the commercial construction sector.

Job Title: Junior Estimator

Salary: £25,000 - £32,000 per annum

Role Type: Full-time, office-based role

Working Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm


  • 21 days holiday + bank holiday

  • Contributory Pension

As the Junior Estimator your key responsibilities would be:

  • Project Assessment: Review project specifications, drawings, and other documents to understand the scope of work related to roofing and cladding.

  • Material Take-offs: Calculate quantities of materials needed for roofing and cladding based on project requirements.

  • Cost Estimation: Utilize pricing databases, historical data, and market analysis to estimate costs for labour, materials, equipment, and subcontractor services.

  • Bid Preparation: Assist in preparing bids and proposals for roofing and cladding projects, ensuring accuracy and competitiveness.

  • Subcontractor Coordination: Communicate with suppliers and subcontractors to obtain quotes and negotiate pricing for materials and services.

  • Value Engineering: Collaborate with project teams to identify opportunities for cost savings and value engineering without compromising quality.

  • Documentation: Maintain organized records of project estimates, correspondence, and relevant documents.

  • Cost Tracking: Assist in tracking project costs throughout the lifecycle of projects to ensure adherence to budgetary constraints.

  • Tender Analysis: Analyse tender documents and prepare tender reports for management review.

  • Continuous Learning: Stay updated on industry trends, construction methods, and building codes related to roofing and cladding systems.

We'd love to speak to candidates with the following skills:

  • Experience:Prior experience in estimating, preferably in the commercial construction sector with a focus on roofing and cladding projects, is required.

  • Technical Skills:Proficiency in estimating software or similar tools. Strong mathematical skills and attention to detail are essential.

  • Knowledge:Familiarity with roofing and cladding materials, installation methods, and industry standards/regulations.

  • Communication:Excellent verbal and written communication skills are necessary for interacting with team members, clients, and subcontractors.

  • Analytical Thinking:Ability to analyse project requirements, interpret data, and make informed decisions to produce accurate estimates.

  • Organizational Skills:Capability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

Next steps:

If this sounds like an ideal position for you and you have the experience outlined above, then please apply today.

Please note if your skills match the requirements for the job then you will receive an e-mail from us (remember to check your junk mail). If you do, please call us on 01233 611780 ASAP or within 24 hours to discuss the position in further detail with Sherrie (Permanent Consultant).

Office Angels acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. Office Angels UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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To speak to a recruitment expert please contact Sherrie Price