Senior Estimator

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Senior Estimator

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Joinery & Furniture

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  • Salary:

    £35000 to £45000

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Expiry date:


This established Company manufactures and supplies high-end joinery and furniture to the commercial sector and prestigious residential clients throughout London and the south-east.

Their Head Office and workshop is based in Amersham with a project office in Central London.

They are excited to be recruiting an experienced Estimator to join their Pre-Contracts team, supporting the Sales and Marketing Director and will be based at the head office in Bucks.

Ideally the right candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in estimating bespoke furniture and joinery, working with multiple sub-contractors and suppliers. The candidate should be confident in managing and co-ordinating all aspects of tenders ranging from £100k to £2m. 

Main responsibilities include:

  • Examine incoming tenders to review contract potential and value engineer solutions for the client.

  • Read all specification documents and drawings (Architects and Engineers).

  • Attend tender, pre-start meetings, negotiating pre-contract terms and conditions as well as documenting any agreements reached.

  • Determine contractual, financial, technical and operational risks.

  • Initiate technical queries and ensure design sufficiently developed to generate accurate costings.

  • Manage the sub-contract and material enquiry process.

  • Deal with variations and the change control process.

  • Finalise tender submissions with the Sales and Marketing Director.

  • Compile an appropriate handover information pack on all secured tenders and chair handover meeting with the production/project management team.

Experience & Attributes:

  • Minimum 3 – 5 years estimating experience in a joinery and furniture environment.

  • Proven experience in maintaining and building relationships with commercial and procurement teams.

  • Proven ability to negotiate with sub-contractors and suppliers.

  • Have a good understanding of the joinery and furniture industry, specifically commercial, retail and residential.

  • Advanced use of Microsoft packages.

  • Confident navigating new IT systems.

  • Demonstrate strong numerical skills.

  • Be able to work under pressure and prioritise workload accordingly.

  • A confident communicator with demonstrable interpersonal skills and workplace relationships.

  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to adhere to strict deadlines.

  • An ambitious, motivated individual, keen to work with senior management to convert opportunities in to results.