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Estimator – DryliningDrylining

A well-established Interior sub-contractor based in the South East is looking to recruit an experienced Estimator with Drylining or Joinery experience to work on a range of specialist tenders.

About the Client:

Our client is a well-established and fit out contractor based in the Southern Home Counties. They offer a complete a range of projects for the commercial and industrial sector with project values reaching upwards of £20M. The successful Senior Estimator will have managed a team of people previously and ideally have tendered for projects upwards of £5M.  This is a fantastic opportunity not to be missed.

About the Role:

  • Preparation of prime cost estimates incorporating both standard and bespoke products
  • Implementation of the tender process
  • Liaison with bid managers, contractors and consultants
  • Advice on specifications and budgets
  • Measurement of quantity and scope for each bid
  • Preparation of prime cost estimates
  • Completion of fully considered tenders at settlement stage
  • Advice on finalisation matters of risk, qualification and margin
  • Preparation of indicative programme to accompany bid
  • In conjunction with marketing/business development function prepare bid submissions
  • Follow up with client to reach a positive conclusion
  • Successful post tender negotiations

About the Candidate:

  • Relevant experience in a similar with a multi-disciplined Partitioning & dry Lining contractor
  • Must be client facing and be a strong influencer who can manage difficult stakeholders
  • Have tendered for projects  upwards of £5M
  • Estimating background with knowledge of British gypsum, Knauf and Siniat finishes and systems
  • Numerate and accurate
  • Supportive of the introduction of the latest in-house IT software systems to ensure high speed communication is maintained
  • Enjoys working with people from different professional and trade backgrounds
  • Need to be logical and well organised with ability to prioritise
  • Numerate and accurate with fanatical attention to detail
  • Presentation skills – written and verbal
  • Positive response to pressure
  • excellent commercial skills
  • Technically competent in the estimating process
  • Must be happy to commute to Gatwick area
  • Only UK residents will be considered

Points of Appeal:

  • 80% of next year’s turn over secured already
  • Fantastic company
  • Great benefits
  • Low staff turn over


If you are interested in the above vacancy or wish to discuss any other opportunities please contact Grace Murphy on 0203 640 8989 or email