Senior Estimator



Senior Estimator

£65,000 / £75,000


Our client is a 5* housebuilder who is known as one of the UK's leading developers, bringing together modern and efficient delivery methods to create sustainable communities where people love to live.


As a Senior Estimator, you will work as part of the wider Commercial team and be responsible for preparing whole development budgets, estimates, and cashflows from pre-land purchase to final budget estimate, prior to the handover to the Quantity Surveying and Buying teams.


Assist the Associate Estimating Director in the delegation of specific work tasks within the Estimating team, providing managerial support and guidance to more jr Estimators
Represent the Estimating team at cross-departmental discussions and be able to communicate and strategise at all levels in respect of cost related matters
Assist in training other members of the team with systems and techniques, including assisting in the continuing improvement of Estimating reports and information services
Assist in the preparation of cash flows for management accounts and forecasting purposes, providing a cost advisory and investigation service to senior management
Provide a cost advisory and investigation service to the Associate Director (Estimating) and Development Team
In advance of a land purchase, you will prepare construction land budgets for the Land Manager to evaluate the site, assisting the Land Manager/Sales Team to determine the best house mix for the site
Evaluate risks and cost of construction abnormals in formulating the budget, discussing and reviewing specifications in association with the relevant departments prior to the land bid
Post the purchase of land, you will propose improved economical design and engineering solutions for the team to consider, including new building methods and products
Assist the Associate Director in reviewing new product specification suitable for development, preparing comments on preliminary layouts prior to the formal issue of DCO
Liaise with the Development department regarding best solutions for house type designs and internal layouts, preparing Planning Packs which ensure the feasibility reflects all changes and financial implications
Ahead of start on site, you will prepare budget packs, liaising with all departments to ensure all latest material, preliminaries, subcontracts, sales and development costs are included in the financial review
You will be responsible for providing budgetary framework to assist the Surveyors/Buyers in their financial control of the development post start on sitePerson

You will have a minimum of 5 years' experience in a similar role elsewhere and be knowledgeable in all areas of construction techniques and mixed-tenure schemes
A high level of mathematical ability and problem-solving skills, with a methodical and logical approach to your work; a proficient use of Microsoft Excel is essential for the role
You will have excellent attention to detail and accuracy, coupled with strong written and verbal communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work as part of a wider team
The ability to effectively train other members of the team in general Estimating and, after familiarisation with the business
The ability to influence others within the business to ensure that best practices are shared to aid the Group in achieving its overall objectivesRequirements:

You will have a thorough understanding of Estimating and Surveying, with a specific and in-depth knowledge of preparing realistic construction budgets
A good understanding of strategic objectives and targeting financial return, with the ability to understand and manipulate complex financial models
A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages, with the use of Microsoft Excel at an advanced level an essential requirement
You will have a good understanding of Developer Cost Control principles
It would be an advantage if I have these qualifications:
BSc in Quantity Surveying, or at least a minimum of a HND in Building Studies or equivalent

This is an exciting role with one of the countries leading developers who offer very competitive salaries. For a discreet discussion please call Garry on (phone number removed)

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