Assistant Estimator

An excellent opportunity to join an ambitious and growing regional construction business with a strong pipeline of projects.

Your new company

Mountjoy is an expanding construction and maintenance company focused on delivering exceptional service to its clients and customers across the south of England.

Our building team is busy undertaking £12m of construction and special project works each year across the south in education, health, housing and leisure sectors and is in need of additional support to manage this growing pipeline.

Your new role

The Assistant Estimator will have a pivotal role in the growth of Mountjoy’s construction business.  You will:

  • Supporting the estimator with managing invitations to tender / requests for quotations received from clients

  • Print, collate, prepare and review tender documentation and drawings issued by customers

  • Support estimators to complete take offs from tender documents, site surveys and drawings to produce detailed bills of quantities

  • Identify suitable subcontractors and send out pricing enquiries

  • Assist in the analysis and compilation of quotations from subcontractors & suppliers

  • Create, update, manage and issue priced Bills of Quantities to support tender

  • Support the operations team and internal safety team to develop the construction method for project including construction programme, site set-up and logistics, temporary works registers and method statements

  • Support with bid team to ensure that tenders are submitted in a timely fashion and to a high standard of presentation.

  • Any other general business support activity as required

Knowledge & Qualifications

  • Working towards relevant MSc/HND/HNC in Construction or Surveying
  • 3+ years relevant experience
  • Strong IT skills and ability to learn computer based estimating system
  • Positive attitude and willingness to be 'hands on'

What you will get in return

You will receive an annual salary between £30k-£35k, with a car allowance and 23 days holiday. In addition, you will have access to our suite of benefits which include the ability to buy or sell holiday, a childcare voucher scheme, a car lease/buying scheme and NEST Company pension.

What you need to do now

Send a covering letter and CV to or speak to Ashleigh 02392 313732 who will give you further insight into your new role and the company you will work for.

Key information
Department: Estimating
Salary: £30k-£35k plus car allowance
Location: Portsmouth
Who reports to you: N/A
Hours: 40 per week
Who you report to: Senior Estimator

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