Estimator/Quantity Surveyor/Project Support

Sheffield, South Yorkshire
negotiable dependent on experience
07 Sep 2017
05 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Estimator/Quantity Surveyor/Project Support  

Salary: Negotiable

37.5 hrs per week

Sheffield City Centre

Purpose of Role:

UK Workspace is an expanding company that specialises in commercial property design & fit out, refurbishment, civil work, expansion and office furniture supply. The post holder will be required to provide total support to a demanding Project Team.  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 central Sheffield with occasional site visits where necessary.

Key Duties:

To provide estimating services, cost management, purchasing, 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

●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 fit out work and construction

●Proven track record with in excess of 10 years experience 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 knowledge of CDM

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