Estimator Jobs

Estimator jobs are vital within every construction firm. Estimators are essential for every type of construction project, with each project needing an accurate and comprehensive estimate of materials needed. Estimators work closely with the engineering and architectural blueprints to prepare a complete list of all job costs, including labour, material, equipment, and speciality items necessary to complete the project.

As you advance through your construction career, gaining more experience, there are plenty of opportunities for career enhancement to take on Senior Estimator Jobs.

Skills and duties for Estimator Jobs

An estimator’s typical responsibilities include:

  • analysing plans, bills of quantities and other project documentation in order to estimate costs
  • researching, sourcing, negotiating and obtaining the best prices and quotes from suppliers and subcontractors
  • analysing data that can affect costs (such as currency exchange rates and the company’s productivity rates)
  • assessing the financial, technical and operational risks of the project
  • visiting project sites to gather information
  • staying aware of the latest construction technologies
  • keeping up to date with the latest regulatory and legislative requirements
  • inputting into decisions over whether to bid for the project
  • working closely with key members of the project team (such as the bid manager) and liaising with clients and suppliers
  • keeping detailed records and writing reports.

Required qualifications for Estimator roles

Estimator positions require knowledge of construction techniques and proper scheduling of purchases. Estimator candidates also require the ability to work accurately and quickly under pressure. Successful Estimators will have a strong grasp of mathematics and must be computer literate. Estimators work is generally office based but some field coordination is often required, with the average working week varying depending on project requirements. Estimator salaries vary dependant on location and company, guideline salary range comes in between £50,000 - £70,000.

Discover a daily download of estimator jobs in the market using our job listings below, which offer both permanent and contract roles in various locations.

 

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Job Listings

  1. Shuttering Joiner

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £18.00 p/h

    Category: Construction / Trades / Property

    Stafffinders require shuttering joiners for ongoing work in Edinburgh.
    Previous experience working on busy civils projects is essential to be considered for this role.
    Must have CSCS card, tools and PPE
    Ongoing work and various contract lengths available.

  2. Dumper

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £15.00 p/h

    Category: Construction / Trades / Property

    Stafffinders require groundworkers with dumper/roller tickets for ongoing work in Edinburgh. 
    Previous experience of working on busy construction sites is essential.
    Various contracts and various lengths availalble. 
    Must have CSCS card, PPE and dumper/roller.

  3. Labourer

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £11.00 p/h

    Category: Labourer

    Are you immediately available for work in the Edinburgh area.
    We are looking for a team of Labourers with CSCS cards, PPE and the right attitude .
    This will be in the city centre and is ongoing min of 3 months work .
    Please get in touch 

  4. Joiner

    Location: Glasgow Area

    Salary: £16.75 p/h

    Category: Carpenter

    Joiners required for various contracts and various lengths. Immediate starts available
    1st and 2nd fix joiners required, must be able to work at pace and have Blue or Gold Skills Card .
    Tools and PPE is required.
    Please call Joanne or Craig on 0141 887 1155 to discuss further.

  5. Bricklayer

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: £17.50 p/h

    Category: Bricklayer

    We are looking for a Bricklayer for ongoing work in various sites .
    You will need a Blue or Gold CSCS card or time served.  Experience in laying block. 
    Must have trowels and PPE. 
    PLease give joanne or Craig a call on 0141 887 1155

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