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Agency: UCA Consulting
Contact Name: Malcolm Smith
Contact Email:
Telephone: 0208 4295297

Job Title: Estimator/Quantity Surveyor

Job type: Permanent, Full-time, Mon to Fri, 40 hours per week min

Work Location: Gravesend, Kent

Salary : 45K

The client is looking for an experienced Estimator/Quantity Surveyor to join our busy team working alongside the Project Manager. The Project Manager is looking to reduce his working hours, and will provide training to the successful candidate with a view to the candidate moving into the Project Manager’s role in the longer term. The successful candidate will be offered a competitive salary (depending upon experience) of £45K+.

They are a small specialist company with a reputation for quality of finish and customer satisfaction which has equated to repeat business and sustained growth. They fabricate and install bespoke structural steelwork and metalwork for new build housing developments across London and the South East. 

The Role

The principle purpose of this role is to work alongside the Project Manager. The role will be varied and deadline driven, so excellent prioritisation and organisational skills are essential. You must be a confident communicator, proficient with AutoCAD, Excel, and Microsoft Office and with proven experience within an Estimator/Quantity Surveyor role ideally within a house building or developer environment. 


  • Management of projects to ensure they are completed on time and within budget
  • Liaise closely with site and project managers to ensure maximum efficiency of working methods and material procurement
  • Tender analysis
  • Obtain suitable market quotations to substantiate cost
  • Prepare tender documentation for submission to new and existing clients
  • Negotiate tenders and contracts
  • Prepare tenders for new and existing clients
  • Prepare Method Statements
  • Undertake surveys at our various sites
  • Identify problems of a commercial or contractual nature and make recommendations
  • Deal with customer amendments including drawing revisions
  • Variation order management identifying claims opportunities and, where appropriate, prepare submission responses and information
  • Contract review
  • Liaise with the Workshop to advise on timescale, design, and any issues
  • Arrange delivery and/or installation
  • Liaise with customers to up-date on progress and provide technical knowledge
  • Deal with customer queries/complaints in a prompt and professional manner
  • Negotiate final accounts
  • Report back to the Managing Director on a daily basis

Skills, Qualifications and Experience

  • Professional qualification in Surveying and/or Construction Management
  • Proven engineering and fabrication knowledge/experience/background
  • Excellent knowledge of all welding and sheet metal techniques
  • Ability to read and work from detailed engineering drawings
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, Excel and Microsoft Office
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) and the ability to liaise closely with customers
  • Ability to work under pressure, both on own initiative and as part of a busy team
  • Ability to handle multiple varied projects from enquiry through to completion
  • CAD qualifications and experience are essential for this role (AutoCAD)
  • Flexible approach to meet the demands of the business
  • Responsible, conscientious, punctual, highly organised and self-motivated

Company Benefits

  • 28 days holiday including Bank Holidays
  • Free car parking
  • NEST company pension scheme
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