Quantity Surveyor/Estimator

From horticruitment

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Working For: horticruitment

Quantity Surveyor/Estimator required

Job Ref D601

Our client offers a comprehensive range of supply and installation services for both hard and soft surfaces for roofs and podiums. This includes the installation of specimen trees and associated supports, aeration and irrigation requirements, installation of specialist planters, gates and railings, permanent fully automated irrigation systems, children’s play equipment and safety surfacing, artificial surfacing such as grass and rubber crumb finishes and of course paving.

They offer valuable assistance and expertise which could save clients time and money, for example in relation to siting and service requirements, planning, and installation methodology.

Job Description:

The position reports into the Commercial Manager and the main Function of job is:

-Price qualified tender enquiries in line with company policy and authority protocols.

-Provide costs for variation items.

-Detail potential value engineering options.

-Ensure bid compliance with CDM and Health and Safety requirements.

-Attend site meetings where necessary.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

(Please note, in addition to the main duties and responsibilities of your job, you may be asked to carry out additional tasks as can reasonably be expected.)

-Provide technical advice and costs for multiple projects from £10k to £1million+.

-Manage the bid process on tender enquiries.

-Produce reports explaining deviations from original estimates / designs / scope.

-Liaise with technical and commercial team to establish product costs.

-Regular communication with commercial manager to estimate installation costs.

-Review actual vs estimated costs to feed information back into future estimates.

-Liaise with clients to understand how bid fits with cost plan.

-Identify and validate potential cost saving initiatives.

  -Mitigate commercial risk by submitting detailed itemised bids.

-Price variation items for ongoing projects.

Tools and Equipment Used:

-Microsoft Office 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel etc.)


The quantity surveyor / Estimator will have a Minimum 2 years of experience in a sub-contractor estimating role; involved in commercial landscaping contracts, preferably some experience with green roofing.

Aptitude/Skills required:

-Analytical – able to assess information in a variety and formats to derive optimum solutions.

-Numerate – capable of working with numbers to estimate quantities and calculate costs.

-Innovative – creativity to develop solutions that fulfil the technical and commercial brief.

-Technical competence – capability to digest and apply detailed technical information.

-Self-motivated to work on your own initiative and to foresee potential problems and solutions.

-Strong communication and interpersonal skills to deal with colleagues, clients, and other   stakeholders.

The working week is split between the office, home working and site visits. The hours are 8:30am – 5.00pm Monday to Thursday, 8:30am – 4:00pm Friday with half an hour for lunch. The salary is depending on experience and the holiday entitlement is 25 days per annum (3 or 4 to be taken at Christmas).

If this Quantity Surveyor/Estimator vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 732767 or sara@horticruitment.com.

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