Specialist Glazing

Glazing Estimator

Ref: 10240| Posted: 7th Apr 2021

Brief Overview

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced curtain walling Estimator to join a very well established specialist sub-contractor


£40k to £45k

About our Client

Our client specialises in curtain walling projects across Wales. My client works closely with architects and contractors, the overall service includes project analysis, structural assessments, design proposals, provision of samples and extended warranties to ensure the façade meets the required aesthetic, cost, programme and performance requirements. Now they are looking to add an experienced estimator to their team.

About the Role

  • Negotiating and winning tenders.
  • Preparing tender bids and collating information from enquires received and submitted in line with deadlines.
  • Developing strong working relationships with clients
  • Securing good working relationships with our suppliers.
  • Preparing accurate take offs from drawings.
  • Negotiating prices from suppliers as well as sub-contractors, netters, scaffolders etc.
  • Prepare handover documents for the Contracts Manager and installation team.
  • Keep all records and database up to date and keep accurate records and answer RFI’s
  • Attending design / planning / progress meetings with the clients and inhouse.
  • Once securing the projects, they will be actively involved in the procurement of materials and negotiating the most competitive prices with our suppliers.
  • Attend handover meetings with surveyors, design and management for projects that have been secured.
  • Populate client bill of quantities and pricing schedules.
  • Calculate final figures for the estimated cost, adjustment for over heads and profit.
  • Ensure all bids are discussed with the Contracts Manager before they are submitted to the client.
  • Able to understand and analyse Architect’s drawings/specifications.
  • Capable of advising the client on value engineered options for cost/performance purposes.
  • Form a close working relationship with the Managing Director, Contracts Manager, Site Supervisor and Health and Safety team.
  • To have a high level of understanding for health and safety and current regulations.
  • To read through any contractual requirements and make them known to the Contracts Manager.
  • To be able to create programme of works.
  • Eliminate the risk of financial surprises.



About the Candidate           


  • Experience in preparing tenders and take offs from construction drawings and an expert in interpreting drawings.
  • Excellent communication skills and able to build relationships.
  • Excellent IT and computer skills including Microsoft Office and excel.
  • Ideally the candidate will hold a relevant qualification for this role.
  • Well organised with excellent time management.
  • Ability to work on a variety of projects simultaneously, (this is a must).
  • Full UK driver’s license and vehicle needed to attend occasional meetings etc. fuel will be reimbursed.
  • Strong negotiating skills.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Good team player.
  • Ability to handle high levels of pressure and critical decision making.


Points of Appeal 

Great company to work for
Progression within the company
Interesting projects