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Estimator (Leatherhead)

Application Reference Number: 0046
Function: Estimator
Location: Leatherhead
Position Type: Permanent
Application End Date: 28/08/2020
Job Purpose: To be responsible for the Estimating function and provide support to the Land & Planning team on each project from initial identification and viability assessment through the land acquisition and planning process.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Measuring from drawings and transposing quantities into a bill of quantities/elemental cost plan or land appraisal.
  • Liaison with subcontractors and analysis of rates for use in compiling cost plans and land appraisals.
  • Liaison with the technical team to assess site constraints.
  • Liaison with the technical team and consultants so as to provide continuous value engineering of design concepts and proposals for inclusion within cost plans and land appraisals.
  • Liaison with the material buying department to obtain pricing information for inclusion within cost plans and land appraisals.
  • Production of land appraisals.
  • Production of Planning Stack cost plans.
  • Production of Pre-Commencement cost plans.
  • Production of bench marking analysis for importation onto group portal.


  • To have 5-10 years estimating experience within the residential sector (particularly housing and high density mixed-used development).
  • Traditional new business attributes including, good interpersonal skills and a strong desire to help bring new sites into the business.
  • Team player, willing to learn and get involved with a wide range of tasks, including support role to other members of the team.
  • Highly IT literate, including advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel. 

Person Specification

  • Motivated with a positive 'can do' attitude.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Professional approach and high level of discretion.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and generate solutions.

Please note our standard working hours are 8am until 5.30pm Monday to Friday.

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