Estimator – Drywall/Ceilings & Fire ProtectionConstruction

My client require an ambitious Estimator who will join their expanding team. The right candidate would ideally have a minimum of 5 years’ experience working for a Drylining subcontractor and be competent in the measurement and pricing of Drywall Partitioning Systems, Suspended ceilings, Fire Protection for packages between £100k – £5m in value. The candidate should have excellent attention to detail, good organisational skills and be capable of scheduling and managing their own time.

About the Client:

Based in Hertfordshire, my client are an established Interiors contractor with a turnover past the £20M mark and are part of a larger group. They are looking for an experienced Estimator to enhance their current team. Project sizes vary but can be upwards of £5m. The successful candidate will have a proven history working within the Drywall Partitioning, Suspended ceilings and Fire Protection markets.

About the Role:

  • Tendering and securing large projects values covering Drywall Partitioning Systems, Suspended ceilings, Fire Protection
  • Working on projects up to the value of £5million
  • Ability to negotiate with clients and offer input during the tender process
  • Negotiating with suppliers and obtaining competitive quotations
  • Good IT knowledge and ability to work in our bespoke Excel software packages
  • Expectation to meet client tender deadlines
  • Good team ethics and ability to hand over contracts smoothly to Contracts department

About the Candidate:

  • Proven experience within an Estimator position within a Drylining Sub-Contracting for at least 3 years
  • Commercially astute, numerate, risk averse & able to accurately forecast cost & sales
  • Multi-tasking, self-motivated, energetic team player with a flexible and adaptable approach to work
  • Have good practical organisation skills, planning of resources and programme scheduling
  • Be able to provide both summarised and detailed reports, on current activities. Priorities and organise, taking a methodical approach
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic with a high standard of personal performance
  • Flexible and reliable
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Present information clearly, concisely and professionally
  • Attention to detail
  • Customer focused
  • Communicator & motivator with ability to communicate across all levels of seniority from the workface through to Senior Management level
  • ‘Can do’ attitude to work
  • Team player
  • Must live a commutable distance to St Albans, Hertfordshire (PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU ARE NOT LIVING IN THE UK)

Points of Appeal:

  • Competitive salary/package reflective of industry level if not more
  • Working closely with and reporting to the Estimating Manager
  • An opportunity to join a progressive contractor where you will have the chance to take the company to the next level
  • Autonomous environment
  • Working alongside large reputable principle contractors on prestigious projects
  • Friendly and open office environment


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