Trainee Estimator

Location Glasgow
Discipline: Commercial
Job type: Permanent
Published: about 1 year ago

Our client, a well established Main Contractor, based in Glasgow has an excellent opportunity for a Trainee Estimator to join the commercial team. The role will be full time on a permanent contract, within a fast-paced environment and will be based at the Glasgow Head Office. Reporting directly to the Estimating Manager, the role will provide training, mentoring and career advancement.

Duties include:

  • Logging in tenders and allocating an enquiry number in line with QA procedures

  • Downloading and saving tender documentation

  • Inputting bills of quantities into estimating software (software training provided)

  • Preparation of take off’s to verify those quantities provided to us or alternatively, allow for our own quantities.

  • Managing our supply chain database

  • Issuing sub-contractor and supplier enquiries

  • Inputting quotes received into estimating software

  • Administering and saving returned quotations to the respective enquiry folder

  • Coordination of tender queries

  • Follow up telephone calls and emails to our supply chain

  • Updating and preparation of tender registers, reports and associated spreadsheets

  • Assist with the preparation of handover documents for successful tenders

  • Assist the Estimating Manager with their regular duties

  • Assist with the preparation and submission of tender returns including any portal upload

  • Assist with the preparation and submission of pre-qualification questionnaires (PQQ's)

  • General administrative duties

Requirements and skills:

  • Excellent administration skills and conversant in Microsoft Office

  • Attention to detail

  • An ability to work to strict deadlines and prioritise workload

  • An ability to work independently but also participate fully as a team member

  • Administrative experience in a similar environment

  • Experience of working within the construction industry

  • A positive, ‘can-do’ attitude

  • Polite, courteous and professional

We offer a competitive remuneration package, dependent upon experience, and an opportunity for career progression. We are only able to consider applications from candidates eligible to work in the UK and are current UK residents.

To apply call 0141 8811969