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Project Estimator

Job Title: Project Estimator
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leeds
Start Date: February 2020
Reference: WG411
Job Published: January 13, 2020 13:33

Job Description

We have an opportunity for a Project Estimator to join our Construction North East team in Leeds, to effectively utilise skills, experience and knowledge within a team environment to produce tenders which will win profitable work.



Key Accountabilities include:


Prepare competitive net estimates as well as attend settlements and presentations
Abstract information into subcontract & material packages
Analyse & vet subcontract tender returns
Price elements from ‘first principle’ on a labour, plant & material basis
Quantify & cost plan build costs from limited information to support initial development appraisals
Have a thorough understanding of project, scope of works and restrictions imposed by contractual requirements and site conditions
Establish opportunities/scope to maximize value.


We are looking for you to be a qualified Project Estimator with a proven track record of analytical estimating and cost planning to tight deadlines, and an in-depth knowledge of both new build low rise residential and new build supported living sectors. You will also need to have broad knowledge of construction methods, and experience of working with estimating software and Excel.



To be successful in the role you will be self-motivated and an excellent communicator, able to work as part of a team and deliver results.



A bit about us:


Wates Group is one of the largest and most successful family-owned private construction, development and property services companies in the UK.


Wates Construction is a UK-wide contractor specialising in maximising value for customers in the public and private sector, with an uncompromising focus on safety and quality. We have a proven track record in all our core markets: commercial and mixed-use developments, education and student accommodation, heritage, local authority frameworks, inner-city residential, senior living, industrial and research, we’re also experts in sustainability and ensuring we create a better tomorrow.


As a responsible and inclusive employer, we are committed to equality and proud to have been recognised for this through a range of accolades including gold accreditations with both Investors in People and C2E (Committed to Equality).

Our In-house Recruitment Team embrace diversity and are focused on finding the best people to join us here at Wates. Apply today and one of our team will be in contact.

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