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Saffron Vantage Ltd
Posted 4 months ago, valid for 17 days

Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex CM24, England


£55,000 - £65,000 per annum

Contract type

Full Time

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Sonic Summary

  • Job Title: Estimator
  • Location: Cambridge
  • Salary: Not specified
  • Experience Required: Intermediate to experienced level estimator
  • Responsibilities:
    • Interpreting construction drawings, taking measurements, and establishing quantities to assist the compilation of quotations.
    • Preparing construction estimates for preliminaries, labour, material, and equipment associated with the project scope of work.
    • Working with suppliers to establish competitive quotations.
    • Attending meetings and site visits.
    • Use of computer software such as MS Excel, MS Word, Microsoft suite.
    • Interface with construction managers and site teams.
  • Candidate Requirements:
    • Experience within the construction industry as an estimator.
    • Numeracy skills.
    • Good IT skills with experience of estimating software an advantage.


This role will be focused on advising, preparing and winning new tenders for the business. You will need to assist as well as manage the production of tender documents, attend pre-tender and post tender interviews and ultimately produce detailed and accurate tenders for all industry sectors up to approximately £8m.


  • 5 years’ experience as an estimator and working within preconstruction
  • Good technical construction knowledge.
  • Construction related degree (preferred but not essential).
  • Good time management skills.
  • Full clean driving licence.


  • Liaise and support client engagement before, during and following the tender process to
    fully understand the client’s requirements.
  • Prepare and ensure tender submissions are submitted accurately and on time.
  • Conduct Take Offs and produce Bill of Quantities on projects up to approximately £8m.
  • Engage with supply chain to obtain accurate quotes for materials and services to establish
    true cost estimates.
  • Understand and scrutinise the supply chain quotations ensuring accuracy, value for money
    and resolve cost discrepancies whilst maintaining profitability.
  • Understand and present financial overviews of tenders and their value for adjudication.
  • Develop the Company’s current supply chain introducing new suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Help to develop new business by introducing new tender opportunities.
  • Work with existing pre-construction team to view project information, complete tenders etc.
  • Have a thorough understanding of project, scope of works and restrictions imposed by
    contractual requirements and site conditions.
  • Prepare a handover pack and presentation for the construction team when handing over
    secured tenders.
  • Work closely and assist with the pre-construction team on quality questions and further bid
  • Communicate regularly and effectively to all team members.


  • A strong knowledge of building industry practices, processes and requirementsUp to date knowledge of health and safety
  • matters including ISO 9001 and ISO 14001
  • Ability to communicate and interact with stakeholders at all levels
  • Knowledge of a range of different construction techniques, including sustainable and


  • Competitive Salary
  • Company Vehicle/Allowance
  • Profit Share
  • 24 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Pension Contribution
  • Death in Service InsuranceLong Service Awards
  • Cambridge Office with ample car parking and train station nearby

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