Trainee Estimator

Trainee Estimator

  • St Albans
  • £Neg USD / Year
  • Salary: £Neg

Trainee Estimator – St. Albans, Hertfordshire

  • Industry – Construction
  • Salary depends on experience
  • Pension
  • 25 days holiday
  • Support and day release through a Degree in Construction Management

The Company / Role – Contractor, St Albans, Hertfordshire. Trainee Estimator

We have an opportunity for an Assistant Estimator to join a main contractor in St Albans, Hertfordshire

Our client boosts a turnover of £500 million per year and specialised areas include new build, repositioning, expansion, refurbishment, and fit out

Their schemes are predominantly industrial works, values up to £60m

Job Summary – Trainee Estimator

To undertake a range of specialist and general administrative support tasks for the Estimating Department, supporting the team across multiple high-profile contracts.

To assist estimators in the accurate preparation of the financial element of bids and (where appropriate) to produce estimates on appropriate schemes to the right net cost in a timely manner. To work closely with an experienced estimator learning the processes, systems and methods that form the basis of good Estimating technique.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To undertake a range of clerical and administrative duties within a department to ensure its smooth running
  • assist in the preparation of selected elements of the complete commercial and pricing element of a tender or cost plan
  • To process documents received from a range of sources in line with department standards and requirements
  • To identify and undertake initial investigations into any discrepancies regarding information to be processed, possibly involving document control
  • To collate and extract data from a number of sources in order to produce documents
  • To file documents and keep filing systems up to date so that information can be readily obtained
  • To assist in the data input of selected elements of subcontractor quotations into the estimating software
  • Liaise with specified suppliers to obtain their contractor list and / or quotations
  • Assist seniors in controlling costs, timing and quality in line with specified targets
  • To identify opportunities to add value throughout the project process, as well as identifying and escalating risks
  • To prepare and send out thorough enquiries to the supply chain
  • Become familiar, and subsequently, a specialist, in our estimator systems to identify best practice and advise where efficiencies can be made
  • To assist in producing, a detailed control document at handover to the delivery team
  • Any other duties consistent with the role of Assistant / Junior Estimator as may be required from time to time

The right person – Trainee Estimator 

You will be qualified to A Level standard and have a good grasp of Maths

You will have strong IT skills

You will be looking to train as an Estimator

Trainee Estimator / Pre-construction / Construction / Industrial