Estimator/Quantity Surveyor/Project Support

Thirsk, North Yorkshire
salary 22-24k
19 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Estimator/Quantity Surveyor/Project Support  

Salary £22000 - £24000

full Time / 36 hrs per week

Thirsk Y07

Purpose of Role:

TWS Construction uk ltd is an expanding company that specialises in all types of groundworks, building, and equestrian buildings. The post holder will be required to provide total support to a demanding Managing Director and Project Manager.  The role will also require the successful applicant to maintain positive relationships with clients, contractors and other suppliers on an on-going basis. The position will be mainly office based in thirsk with occasional site visits where necessary.

Key Duties:

To provide estimating services, construction design input, project support and supply chain management for large and small projects. 

The role will include, but not be limited to:


●Estimating work of all sizes, construction and fit out

●Tendering of sub-contractor packages

●Supplier negotiation

●Materials research, procurement and supply


●Site visits to monitor progress, valuations and small works

●Liaison with Architects & Designers to obtain full design information to tender

●Liaison with the Project Manager to ensure “Total Project Management”

●Liaison with the Accounts in regards to financial forecasting

●Any other reasonable duties

●Basic CAD alterations 

●Management of supply chain and supplier performance in conjunction with Project Manager

Person Specification:

●Professional in appearance and manner

●Articulate, professional and able to communicate at all levels

●Confident communicator ( both written & verbal)

●Precise Organiser

●Able to demonstrate outstanding initiative, excellent organisational skills of self and others, within a demanding and ever-changing environment

●Excellence in the use of all MS Office applications and ICT infrastructure

●Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability

●A highly self-motivated and hard-working individual

●Trust-worthy and reliable

●High levels of attention to detail are essential

●An excellent standard of numerical ability and financial management is essential

●Willing and confident in taking decisions in order to progress work in the interests of the business and its clients

●Able to organise and prioritise workload

●Have a “self-start” mentality and work  on initiative is essential

●Forthright attitude and able to speak one’s mind

●Ability to challenge procedure

●Initiative to investigate alternative ways of working

Essential/Desirable Experience:

●Experience in estimating of construction and fit out work

●Proven track record in a similar role and environment

●Sound knowledge of construction techniques and materials

●Experience in reading technical drawings and specification

●Experience in working on complicated multi-faceted projects

●Ideally have basic CAD skills

●Ideally have knowledge of CDM