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Date Added: Mon 04/01/2021

Estimator / Installation Project Estimator - Structural Glass

Haywards Heath, UK
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Job Title: Estimator

Location: Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Salary: Negotiable, D.O.E.

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

Are you excited to stretch the boundaries in structural glass? Or inspired to provide innovative solutions to integrating structural glass into heritage and ecclesiastical buildings?

Would you like to be involved with prestigious projects for clients that have included the Tower of London and Tate Britain - or meeting contemporary glass solutions in buildings such as Canterbury Cathedral, Worth Abbey or Chichester Cathedral?

The Company is the UK's leading provider of wholly bespoke structural glass solutions in churches and heritage buildings, with a rapidly growing reputation for meeting some of the most challenging briefs in some exceptionally sensitive heritage environments.

Due to an ever increasing demand for their skills they are looking for a highly experienced and versatile Estimator to join their busy team in Wivelsfield near Haywards Heath.

The Role:

Every project is wholly bespoke so you'll need an agile approach with the ability to read and interpret specification documents, technical drawings and photos and provide practical and effective solutions where others might only see problems.

Their 'design to install' approach takes every project through all stages, including site-survey, measurements, supply and installation.

You'll be working closely as part of a small team and will be fully supported - although they would hope that you are also capable of working independently to generate accurate estimates.

You will need to be as comfortable discussing project details directly with architects, builders and end-users as you are sharing a brief with their own surveyors and installation teams.

About you:

Naturally you will need excellent computer skills, particularly in Microsoft Office applications specifically excel and word, although they will make sure you are fully trained in their own specific procedures and software. CAD experience preferred but not essential.

You will be organised and able to produce accurate results under pressure.

Of course, they'd like you to have a genuine interest for innovation in structural glass. You will probably have a background in architecture, quantity surveying, glass, metal or even bespoke timber estimating. The ability to analyses potential projects and problem solve is more important than specific glass industry experience.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Read and interpret specification documents, technical drawings, photos and preliminary measurements to produce accurate quotations for glass installations fully compliant with all current regulations and adherence to costing guidelines
  • Develop effective dialogue between prospective client(s) and the sales / marketing / technical team as applicable
  • Produce written quotations, proposed specifications and maintain relevant correspondence with clients as appropriate
  • Ensure all requests for estimates, tenders and general enquiries are replied to in a timely manner, prioritising return of quotes/ tenders by the advised closing date, and producing the required estimates in accordance with procedure and pricing criteria
  • Ensure all communications received or sent are attached to the relevant contact data in the CRM database
  • Follow up completed estimates with the relevant communication to prospective clients maintaining accurate records on the CRM database
  • Ensure all approved estimated documentation is properly communicated with the technical department on progression to an order
  • Occasional on site work to assist the Surveyor/ Fitting manager
  • Responsible to the General Manager

    Key Requirements:

    • Microsoft office - excel & word specifically
    • Verbal & written communication
    • Construction industry background preferred (office based)
    • Familiarity with architectural drawings
    • Accurate numeracy
    • Estimating background / experience essential, structural glass estimating experience highly advantageous although full training provided due to highly specific nature of work

      Interested? They'd love to hear from you.

      They are a diverse employer with a genuine disregard for ethnicity, race, religion, colour, gender, sexual orientation or age. If you have a disability or special needs that require support or adjustments to working or interview arrangements, please let us know so they can prepare accordingly.

      Their offices are within cycling distance of Haywards Heath mainline station, own transport may be preferable. Flexible working arrangements can be introduced once you are established in the role.

      Please click on the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for this role.

      Candidates with previous experience and job titles of; Project Coordinator, Project Management, Project Administrator, Project Estimator, Installation Coordinator, Estimator, Interior Design Project Manager, Operations Coordinator, Project Manager, Project Controller, Project Supervisor, Estimator will be considered for this role.