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Graduate Small Works Estimator

Kingfisher Windows & Doors Ltd
£19,000 - £22,000 a year - Permanent, Full-time



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  • On-site parking

Full job description

Small Works Estimator

Main purpose of post

To provide an accurate and profitable quotations process within the scope of customer and legal requirements in order to achieve successful project delivery and customer satisfaction for small commercial projects.


· Create estimates using electronic estimating software to produce accurate and profitable tenders/quotations to meet the requirements given by the client.

· Determine product requirements for individual contracts and source quality materials that meet necessary standards whilst achieving the best possible price.

· Obtain quotes for sub-contract and supplier services, meeting with providers where required to set specific service standards and issue Kingfisher terms and conditions of business.

· To identify and assess risks within contract terms and proposed designs and produce quotations in order to mitigate risks as far as is reasonably practicable.

· To negotiate favourable contract terms.

· Maintain and record tender/quotation details in the database and ensure accurate record keeping.

· Carry out negotiations with main contract quantity surveyors, offer value engineering ideas to maintain profitability of project and reduce onerous contractual terms.

· To follow up on quotations to obtain information on the outcome in order to identify areas for improvement in future quotations.

· Liaise with Directors and other key business individuals to discuss projects, risks, agree rates, installations and profit margins.

· Liaise with quantity surveyor to review contracts and discuss final contract requirements.

· Create detailed contract files for successful tenders including project costs, specifications, payment terms etc.

· Liaise with clients regarding contract requirements and scrutinise paperwork to ensure any amendments are agreed and signed off.

· Liaise with Contracts Manager to provide an accurate and effective handover agenda and ensure continued communication where necessary.

· To assist with the development of, and to maintain, robust processes with an emphasis driven through Quality Cost and Delivery.

· Liaise with customers and work with other internal departments to ensure the highest standards are met.

· Continuous improvement of methods and processes in terms of both quality and efficiency.

· Undertake any other reasonable tasks as required in order to fulfil the aims and objectives of Kingfisher Windows.

Person Specification

· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to work at all levels

· Ability to work to deadlines and under pressure

· Good presentation skills both written and verbal

· Ability to prioritise workload, work to tight deadlines

· Demonstrate contractual understanding of buildings contracts

· Demonstrate understanding of Building regulations

· Demonstrate an understanding of Window Designer and LOGIKAL software programs and of product systems used within the industry.

Find out more about Kingfisher here:

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £19,000.00-£22,000.00 per year


  • On-site parking


  • Monday to Friday


  • Certificate of Higher Education (preferred)


  • surveying / construction: 1 year (preferred)


  • Driving Licence (preferred)