Roofing Estimator

Location : Chessington, Greater London, England
Job Ref : JB53
Consultant : James Bird
Sector : Construction
Salary : £45k per year


JB53: Roofing Estimator

Location: Chessington

Salary: £45,000 DOE + PCP Car Allowance


First Military Recruitment are currently supporting one of our established and expanding businesses in the search for an Estimator.

To calculate and prepare tender submissions, working out what a contract will cost to deliver, whilst ensuring it returns the required profit.

Our client is keen to offer opportunities to Ex-Military personnel, but all applications will be considered. They are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure you maintain or improve upon the Company’s historic quote to order conversion ratio.
  • Prepare tenders/offers in accordance with all of the procedures as set out on Estimating Information Sheets and by required return date.
  • To prepare tenders/offers from architects’ drawings and/or site visits and detailed specifications provided by the client.
  • To estimate the type and number of materials necessary to deliver the contract against the agreed specifications and to offer any value engineering options available.
  • To estimate the cost of plant, equipment and overheads.
  • To estimate the cost of access, hoisting and protection with due regard to Health & Safety risks.
  • To establish the likely progress and completion rates, including allowances for bad weather and other unforeseen circumstances.
  • To attend any pre-order meetings arranged by Main Contractors to assist in submission of Tenders/Offers.
  • To calculate a final figure for the estimated cost, supplemented by adjustments for overheads and profit and presenting a tender price.
  • To liaise with Contracts Manager/Supervisor, by handover meeting, on receipt of order, to communicate pricing information of the tender.
  • Transfer quote and order information to Britain.
  • Prepare and submit information for O & M Manuals.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Must have flat roofing experience.
  • Adaptability and business.
  • Awareness and attention to detail.
  • Handling, initiative, planning and organising.
  • Plant safety and communication.
  • General computer awareness.


  • PCP Car Allowance
  • Pension

Location: Chessington

Salary: £45,000 DOE + PCP Car Allowance

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