Apprentice Estimator

  • Devon Contractors Limited
  • Exeter, Devon
  • £6.25 per hour

The Award-winning, independent, Devon Contractors are looking for an Apprentice Estimator. They have a long standing reputation for delivering good value, high quality buildings on time, and on budget.

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  • GMFJ Reference
  • Wages
    £6.25 p/h
  • Hours
    40.00 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
  • Opportunity Type
    Advanced Level 3
  • Employer
    Devon Contractors Limited


· To work along side one of our senior estimators to gain the necessary skills to carry out the following:

· 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.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Exeter College on 01392 400800 (Ref ID: 145088)

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· Desire to progress within the industry and potentially gain further relevant qualifications.

· An eye for detail and understanding the expected standards to be delivered and quality checking.

· Commercial acumen and understanding.

· The ability to be detail-oriented in order to successfully review information and complete projects

· Good verbal and oral communication and interpersonal skills, as a junior estimator is required to possess excellent customer service skills and also liaise efficiently with clients, contractors, and management

· Adequate familiarity and proficiency with computer applications and electronic equipment that are used in construction, such as circuit boards, hardware, and software

· Basic knowledge of building and construction

· Well-developed organizational and self-management skills, which enables a junior estimator to maintain his or her composure in order to work effectively under pressure and also meet up with tight deadlines

Maths & English GCSE Grade 4-9 or C and above.

Due to requiring to get from site to site a driving licence and own transport will be required

Attend Exeter College on day release during term time only.

· Good communication skills

· Problem-solving skills

· Decision-making ability

· Commercial awareness

· Ability to motivate others

· Teamworking skills

· Good knowledge of building methods and regulations.

· Keen, enthusiastic and willing to learn.

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