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Estimator- Detached Luxury Developments- London
My client is a construction company specializing in high end refurbishments and new builds. They have recently also begun to do our own "one off" developments of new build houses and are looking to expand this side of the company. The candidate may be required to do budget costs and this would involve working with the managing partner as well as dealing with investors at times.
They have a reputation for delivering a product of the highest standard that not only meets but exceeds our client's expectations. The resultant repeat business and recommendations are testament to the quality of our work, our attention to detail and first class service.
They are looking for an estimator who is dynamic, adaptable, pro active and will be able to work on their own initiative. They will have a proven track record of working within the sector that my client operates. They should also be able to procure a number of projects at one time. We use free-lance estimators on the odd occasion and the managing partner also undertakes some estimating when we are particularly busy. However the newly appointed person will be responsible for making sure tenders are submitted on time. They will work closely with the managing partner until they have developed a relationship where the managing partner will simply leave the estimator to manage the estimating on their own
They must be able to communicate effectively with our clients, architects, surveyors or professional teams and sub contractors maintaining strong working relationships. In addition they will need to be able to extract from the client what they require to develop costs or procure products where in some cases a full specification is not available or needs to be developed
The candidate must have the confidence and ability to deal with clients and professionals at all levels. They will need the ability to win our client's trust as we also carry out a lot of work on "cost plus" where our client's complete faith in us cannot be compromised.
They must be able to work on a number of projects at any one time without compromise. They must be able to feel comfortable with the work load expected in a growing company. It can be demanding at times.
They will need to be able to extract from the information provided what can be sub contracted via procurement; be able to send tenders to sub contractors for pricing and negotiate a price or set budgets by whatever means.
The candidate needs to be experienced and familiar with rates at the high end of the market for refurbishments and new build and financially astute.
The candidate should have a full understanding of estimating from ground works to finishes.
Ideally the candidate will have a working knowledge of Causeway software or be willing to undertake training
Ideally they should live within commuting distance of South West London as they will be predominantly office based although they will be expected to travel as the job dictates.
CVs to: Pete@ssaltd.com