Estimator/ Quantity Surveyor

Job Title: Estimator/ Quantity Surveyor
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Liverpool
Salary: Negotiable
Contact Name: Aisling Ward
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 22, 2017 15:06

Job Description

Estimator/ Quantity Surveyor with broad commercial skills and a strong background in estimating whilst understanding the commercial drivers, risk profiles and key success factors for Clients procuring construction works. The Estimator / QS will ensure robust, accurate and innovative advice is delivered to clients to align with their needs and business objectives.

Key Responsibilities:

Work Procurement (EST)

·Monitor relevant planning authority web sites to identify work opportunities

·Pursue opportunities to obtain tender documents

·Completion and submission of PQQs

Pre-Contract (EST)

·Maintain sub-contract data base

·Maintain material suppliers database

·Assess tender documents to ensure sufficient information available to prepare tender

·Take off quantities

·Prepare and issue sub-contract enquiries and assessment of quotations upon receipt

·Prepare and issue material supply enquiries and assessment of quotations upon receipt

·Pricing of Excavations, Concrete, Brickwork, Woodwork, Roof tiling, External Render, Drainage, External works and minor landscaping (all other trades are normally sub-contracted)

·Complete tender documents for submission

·Prepare specifications and / or Contractors proposals

·Submit tenders and follow up

·Post tender negotiations

Post Contract (QS)

·Maintain contract documentation and advise on pre tender and post contract matters

·Preparation and issue of contractual letters to clients and / or sub-contractors

·Post contract liaison with clients

·Post contract liaison with design team

·Carry out take offs for material procurement

·Sub-contract negotiation and letting

·Preparation and submission of interim valuations

·Site measurement

·Manage and value variations

·Agreement and certification of sub-contractors interim valuations and final accounts

·Preparation and submission of several works final account

·Agreement of final accounts

Experience and Qualifications:

·You will have experience of working within different sectors of the Construction Industry, specifically on Design and Build, new build and refurbishment and fit out projects.

·You will hold a professional qualification Degree in Quantity Surveying or similar

·RICS (not essential)

·Good working knowledge of Forms of Contract currently used within the Building and Civil Engineering industry

·Good working knowledge of standard forms of measurement. SMM7 and CESMM3

·Technical training to maintain and develop technical competence and awareness in the following:

·IOSH or equivalent qualification

·Hold a valid CSCS certification

·5 day SMSTS

·Asbestos Responsible Person

·Familiarity with and experienced in working to safe systems of work appropriate to the discipline

·Excellent leadership and management skills

·Management of a safe system of work

·Demonstrable experience of working as part of a team and on own initiative

·Solving problems and taking decisions

·Commercial acumen

·You will have experience of working for a main contractor.

·Good communication verbally and in written form.

·Report all breach of Health and Safety Rules and Regulations to the Line Manager.

·Make recommendation of material and plant requirements to the site manager.

·Clean UK Driving license

Personal Qualities:

·High degree of personal motivation

·Ability to work as part of a close knit management team and manage numerous activities / projects simultaneously – both short and long term.

·Ability to work on own initiative and with the minimum of supervision

·Outgoing personality essential for dealing directly with Clients and their design team

·Good negotiator

·Flexibility with regard to working across all areas of the business, and hours to meet the requirements of this challenging position.



·Enterprising and Commercial Approach

·A Planned Approach

·Taking Responsibility

·Customer Focus

·Building and Maintaining Relationships

If you have the skills and experience outlined above and would like to be considered for this position please apply now or contact Aisling Ward on 01517375560 for more information.