Estimator – North West – Central Roofing

Role: Estimator
Responsible to: Sales Manager
Division: Group
Location: North West office with the need to travel to site
Hours of work: 39 hours per week (Monday to Thursday – 8.00 am to 5.00 pm and Friday 8.00 am to 4.00 pm with 1 hour unpaid lunch)

Position – Estimator

The role is a versatile role with responsibility for surveying & estimating. The post holder will have a full understanding of the financial management of the contract from understanding the costs of the project and management of these to fulfill the business’s Gross and Net Margin requirements and the overall management of the valuation.

Key Competencies

Achieving Results
Analytical Thinking
Business Development Building Relationships
Planning & Organising
Technical Expertise
Project and Change Management

Main Duties and Responsibilities 

In addition to the functions detailed below, employees are required to carry out such other duties as may reasonably be required.

Attend site meetings as required
Analysis of tender documentation, to include drawings and technical documents to prepare estimates
Consulting with subcontractors and suppliers to discuss estimates and resolve issues and enquiries
Communicating with potential customers, colleagues and suppliers to arrange site visits and site measures
Travelling to job sites to gather information on materials needed, labour requirements, and other factors
Identifying and quantifying cost factors, such as production time and raw material, equipment, and labour expenses
Analyse quotes from sub-contractors and suppliers to ensure pricing requirements are fulfilled
Submission of tenders and quotations
Handing over successful projects to the construction team in a clear and concise manner
Obtaining quotes from third parties, scaffolders, builders, M&E
Providing Programmes of Work
Pricing of all VOs
Updating accounts as and when VOs are instructed
Providing assistance to Procurement and help with any queries
Produce information for all PQQs and send these on to client
Periodical presentation of department position during Planning Meetings


Experience in managing projects in a similar industry
Good working knowledge of surveying, estimating and contract conditions, regulations, program and risk management, and cost control
A full UK Driving License
Previous experience in surveying and estimating
Ability to prioritise work to ensure tasks are completed within time constraints
IT proficient
The following qualifications/certificates are required but not essential as Central Group can provide this training: SMSTS, CSCS Card, 1st Aid at Work, Working at height, Hot Works, CISRS Scaffold Inspection, FASET Netting Inspection, and Asbestos Awareness

Personal Attributes

Able to work at height
Ability to organise workload effectively for the purpose of meeting deadlines
Able to demonstrate flexibility/versatility combined with initiative, drive, and ability to meet targets
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with a wide variety of contacts
Able to work autonomously and flexibly, responding to business needs

Health & Safety

All employees have the duty to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of themselves, others, and the environment, including ensuring:

setting the highest possible standards of leadership in promoting H&S procedures and best practices
health & safety requirements and procedures are strictly enforced and adhered to both physical limitations and mental health issues are reported and dealt with appropriately

the H&S Manager is informed of any accidents or near misses on site or any other H&S matters that the whole business can learn from
you participate in training and development activities as appropriate and assist the safety team to ensure you are skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced to perform the tasks set
you follow company policies and procedures and report any deficiencies in systems of work or equipment provided that may result in failure of service delivery or risk to health and safety or the environment

Equality & Diversity 

You will conduct yourself in a manner which demonstrates ‘equality’ in the workplace, including:

respecting peers and valuing people as individuals
ensuring the workplace is free from discrimination
respecting choice and everyone’s right to have their own beliefs
showing appreciation of ‘diversity’ through the added value of individual differences and various experiences


Central Roofing Group may amend this job description in whole or part at any time
Committed to working for an employer that values diversity and equal opportunities
Willing to undertake additional training or vocational qualifications as required, including annual training and DBS checks


To apply, please call 01432 354 000, email, or visit the Central Roofing website.


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