Estimator (Roofing and Cladding)

Posted 2 weeks ago

Location: Wallingford

Duration: Permanent Role

Start Date: Asap

Salary: DOE

Job Overview:

We are seeking a skilled Estimator with expertise in roofing and cladding to join our team in Wallingford. The successful candidate will play a key role in preparing accurate and competitive estimates for roofing and cladding projects, contributing to successfully delivering projects on time and within budget. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced estimator to join a dynamic team and make a significant impact in the construction industry.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Estimating: Prepare detailed and accurate cost estimates for roofing and cladding projects, including materials, labour, equipment, and subcontractor costs, ensuring competitiveness and profitability.

2. Tendering: Review tender documents, specifications, and drawings to understand project requirements and scope of work, liaising with clients, architects, and engineers as necessary.

3. Quantity Take-off: Conduct comprehensive quantity take-offs from drawings and specifications, identifying materials and quantities required for each project component.

4. Supplier and Subcontractor Liaison: Source and obtain competitive quotes from suppliers and subcontractors for materials, services, and specialized components, negotiating prices and terms to achieve cost savings.

5. Cost Analysis: Analyse project costs, pricing structures, and market trends to identify opportunities for cost optimization and value engineering, proposing alternative solutions where applicable.

6. Risk Assessment: Identify and assess project risks and uncertainties, including technical, commercial, and contractual risks, and develop strategies to mitigate and manage these risks effectively.

7. Bid Preparation: Prepare comprehensive bid proposals and tender submissions, including detailed breakdowns of costs, schedules, and project methodologies, ensuring compliance with client requirements and deadlines.

8. Contract Review: Review and analyse contract terms and conditions, highlighting potential risks and liabilities and recommending amendments or modifications as necessary to protect the company’s interests.

9. Documentation: Maintain accurate and organized records of estimates, bids, quotations, and correspondence, adhering to company procedures and document control systems.

10. Team Collaboration: Collaborate with project managers, engineers, and other team members to review project requirements, discuss technical solutions, and develop cost-effective strategies for project delivery.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Equivalent qualification in Quantity Surveying, Construction Management, or related field.
  • I have proven experience as an Estimator in the roofing and cladding industry, with a strong track record of successful project estimation and tendering.
  • In-depth knowledge of roofing and cladding materials, systems, and installation techniques, including metal roofing, composite panels, and insulation.
  • Proficiency in estimating software and tools, such as Bluebeam, Planswift, ConEst, and Microsoft Excel for quantity take-off and cost analysis.
  • Excellent analytical and numerical skills, with the ability to interpret technical drawings, specifications, and contract documents.
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills, with the ability to liaise effectively with clients, suppliers, subcontractors, and internal stakeholders.
  • Attention to detail, accuracy, and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of construction contracts, procurement processes, and industry standards and regulations.
  • Valid driving license and willingness to travel to project sites and attend client meetings as required.


For more information or to apply for this vacancy, contact Vinnie Saunders at 01256 817878, email, or complete the application form below.

Job Features

Job CategoryPermanent
Start DateAsap
ContactVinnie Saunders

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