Assistant Estimator (Landscaping)
Assistant Estimator (Landscaping): An Assistant Estimator with experience gained from within the Landscape, Construction, or Quantity Surveying industries is required to provide detailed estimates for client projects, including cost estimates, work time estimates, at all times ensuring customer satisfaction. This is an exciting opportunity to join Bowles & Wyer, a multi award-winning Landscape Design and Construction Company to high net worth individuals and corporate clients. Established for many years the company provides residential and commercial hard and soft landscaping and ongoing aftercare services. Strong communication skills are essential as the position requires close coordination both with clients and internally with colleagues in estimating, construction and design. Responsibilities Assist others in the estimating and construction department in preparing cost budgets and cost estimates for new contracts Keep existing contracts up to date, including making amendments, providing new cost estimates, and maintaining communication with the client where directed Assist in the preparation of detailed, well-written proposals for each client, adhering to client guidelines while offering competitive and comprehensive cost estimates, and including supplementary documentation. Use the software supplied by the company for this purpose Gather first-hand information from sites, suppliers or others Conduct research to obtain data on labour costs, materials, production times etc. Balance multiple proposals and estimations, adhering to client deadlines Adhere to company values and guidelines when analysing and providing estimations; focus on maximising customer satisfaction and profit, while minimising any potential risks to the company Keep detailed records of all estimation documentation, including site assessments and contract terms; update any existing contracts immediately upon agreement of new terms with client Maintain relationships with existing clients, seek out and build relationships with new clients Work with contracts manager and design team to help with development, innovation, and creativity on client projects Liaise with other company departments to maintain business development and continuously innovate new profitable outcomes Skills & Experience: Hard landscape construction (hands on) Soft landscape construction (hands on) Financial understanding Some familiarity with project management principles Dealing with clients Commercial experience - contracts, main contractors, valuations, variations, insurance etc. Educated to Degree/OND/HND or similar in construction, quantity surveying, hard or soft landscape construction Other qualification in horticulture (desirable) This is an exciting career opportunity for an ambitious client focussed Assistant Estimator to develop and achieve in a highly regarded progressive creative business. A competitive remuneration package is on offer based on experience. Apply now for full details.