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Head Estimator

£55,000 - £65,000
Greater London

Are you an experienced Head Surveyor / Estimator looking for your next opportunity?

Are you looking to work for a successful and expanding business who established within the industry?

Our client is a development specialist who combines their expertise in all aspects of construction and joinery to refurbish properties throughout the South East of England, with a special emphasis on pubs, clubs, restaurants and similar commercial environments. They are currently recruiting for a Head Estimator for their Caterham office, who is able to travel to various sites covering the complete South East of England. Ideally, the successful candidate will have experience within the Commercial Industry.

As a Head Estimator you will oversee a team of Estimators, engage with clients directly, carry out surveys and inspections, and involved in putting together tender packages, quotations and audit reports.  You’ll also be responsible for the Planned Works and Projects approved by clients to be executed to a high standard.

Salary:  £55,000 to £65,000

Working Hours: Monday to Friday 8am till 5pm (overtime may be required during busy periods)

Benefits: Company car, Company mobile phone, including IT equipment as seen necessary provided, Annual discretionary bonus scheme, Automatic enrolment to company pension scheme and 28 days holiday per year (inclusive of bank holidays)

Duties & Skills / Experience Required:

  • Managing a team of surveyors, along with managing trades daily on live running jobs and reporting back to the directors.
  • Assisting the director with larger scale projects when required.
  • Carrying out detailed site surveys of our client’s premises including audit reporting.
  • Experience and good knowledge of schedule of rates, including specific client portals for submitting tenders and estimates
  • Minimum 6+ years’ experience of surveying / estimating preferred
  • Tendering & estimating including quantifying labour and materials and sourcing subcontractor works
  • Able to produce planned and project work programmes / schedules for client perusal
  • Good understanding of H&S and implementing H&S provisions into quoted and tendered packages
  • Able to manage multiple live projects / planned works including coordinating all trades involved, ordering materials and keeping clients updated
  • Able to update project tender / quotations where variations and extras have occurred and keep track of project costs to ensure budgets are maintained
  • Able to meet clients and their surveyors / agents on site and provide updates, including updates to managing director.
  • Producing final accounts and able to invoice completed works
  • A good overall understanding of building regulations in both domestic and commercial settings is essential
  • Part of either RICS or CIOB desirable however not essential
  • Microsoft Outlook / Word / Excel is essential – AutoCAD not essential however desirable
  • Good communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Full clean driving license (preferred)
  • Highly driven and self-motivated


  • Bachelors Degree (preferred)
  • Industry recognised surveying qualification (preferred)
  • H&S related qualifications, such as SMSTS or SSSTS (preferred)

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