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AT-ESTIMATOR - Estimator

Zeus Personnel are looking for an experienced and focused Estimator in Leeds.


To ensure that incoming enquiries into the business for both Sale and Rental opportunities are dealt with in a professional, timely manner, are accurate in order to maximise the best margin or return possible for the business.

Main responsibilities:

-Review incoming enquiries, establishing the full scope of works, identifying both items of in-house manufacture and subcontract specialist services, liaising with Sales to resolve queries

-Liaison with external suppliers and Subcontractors over identified services ensuring that the services that they are offering are compliant with our clients needs, where not clearly identify and qualify.

-Qualify bid with any necessary risk items and exclusions/qualifications.

-Produce an accurate estimate of cost for each individual project from the estimate system/drawing and/or template creating and sourcing special non-standard prices and entering onto the system to develop the database for future use. -Estimates created using Excel. Apply margins and ROI’s in accordance with the companies pricing policy.

-Produce specification (Word) and presentational information to compliment the drawing and estimate.

-Liaise with internal departments such as Purchasing, Development, Electrical over their relevant areas of work, as well as subcontractors for quotations for non in-house items

-Attend in-house & external project meetings as necessary, to enable the successful and cost effective running of enquiries.

-Be mindful of deadlines and achieve where possible but keep all involved informed of any delays.


25 days’ holiday (plus next year there is the option to purchase an additional 5 days’ holiday)

Flexible Benefits:

-Gym membership discount, and access to hundreds of shopping discounts and vouchers. Towards the end of the year we are sending out a survey to find out what benefits people would like to see in the package with the view to adding a number of the most popular benefits.

-Car allowance


Enhanced Company Pension scheme after 6 months – For every 1% paid by the employee, the company will match x1.5% up to a max of 7.5%, so if an employee makes contributions of 5%, the company will pay 7.5% but if the employee pays 7%, the company will still pay 7.5%.

Key factors for success (short-term, mid-term and long-term)

Success in a 6 months will include:

Functional estimator capable of pricing low and medium complexity projects

Success in 1 year will include:

Functional estimator capable of pricing low, medium and high complexity jobs

Success in 3 years will include:

Capable of becoming a lead role in complex jobs with potential to become a senior estimator

Personal Characteristics:

-Good communication/presentation skills

-Working well as a team and on own initiative when necessary

-Capable of meeting deadlines

-High level of drive, energy and initiative, entrepreneurial, proactive, focused, tenacious and committed, with high standards and achievement orientation

-Good team player

Work Experience

-Good numeracy and computer skills

-Knowledge of materials/construction methods

-Knowledge of Building Regulations & British Standards and how to apply them.

-Experience within the System Building Market would be extremely useful

-Some travel will be required

-Has proven experience and ability to work effectively with internal and/or external customers.


Recognised building qualification ONC, HNC or degree would be an advantage

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  • Added: 6th June 2019
  • Salary: £35,000
  • Location: Leeds

Contact Information

Zeus Personnel Ltd

  • James Porter
  • T: 07421272847
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