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Assistant Estimator

Manchester, Greater Manchester
Full-time
Salary: £18,000.00 to £23,000.00 /year


An experienced Assistant Estimator required to join a busy Property Development team.

As an Assistant Estimator you will be able to assistant the team to deliver reliable construction project cost analysis, prepare cost plans, quotations, accurate scope of work documents amalgamated from various sources, provide relevant information for management cost reports and KPIs for live, upcoming and completed schemes.

The role is to work within the developments team providing support to colleagues as well as sound financial reporting, advice and management to ensure projects are delivered within specified time frames and on budget.

This role requires very occasional travel, work is office based at Fairhome Group Head office in Salford Quays.

About Fairhome Group

Fairhome is a rapidly growing business who specialise in the care industry. We acquire and develop properties to create homes mainly for people with physical, mental or learning disabilities. These range in size from small units, to larger schemes. We are a market leader in our sector and create ‘whole-life’ homes for those who need our services.

As an employee of Fairhome, you will receive excellent benefits which include a state-of-the-art building to work in, with an on-site restaurant, gym, bar and free leisure facilities. Part of the package involves free breakfast and lunch and there are regular social events to create that ‘family feel’, should you want it.

As an Investors In People (IIP) and a Sunday Times Top 100 one star company, there’s a real investment into the people side of the organisation. It’s a business that never stands still and if you are up for the challenge of working in a vibrant, changing, fast-paced organisation with great people, then we’d like to hear from you.

At Fairhome Group as part of the developments team we refurbish, design and construct residential healthcare facilities for adults with learning difficulties. The job we do involves working in our in-house team on either small extensions and refurbishments to large care homes and new build residential schemes.

Job Duties as an Assistant Estimator (General):

  • Assist where possible with producing location advice for properties for submission to planning.
  • Assist in producing Rent Justifications and data analysis.
  • Undertaking project administration as required.
  • Managing own workload and working to deadlines.

Specific Tasks as an Assistant Estimator:

  • Acquire pre-purchase building surveys and asbestos reports, analyze alongside architect’s drawings to produce accurate construction costs and scope of works for all refurbishments and new build projects that satisfy the requirements of the Registered Provider and Service Provider.
  • Liaise with the Mechanical & Electrical advisors where required to ensure adequate works are included in the scope to reflect the proposed design / layout.
  • Co-ordinate scope of works with the latest drawings, identifying and notifying any inaccuracies to the relevant team.
  • Produce Management Cost forecasts at the time of the Preliminary estimate for these to be taken into account for the scheme viability.
  • Update project database with relevant information as required.
  • Liaise with Project and Commercial teams to manage and minimise the costs of a project and enhance value for money, while still achieving the required standards and quality.
  • Provide post-occupancy advice, facilities management services and life-cycle costing advice.
  • Assist project managers with procurement of materials.
  • Assist with portfolio, project, material and contractor cost analysis and producing KPI reports where required.
  • Update data capture documents with relevant cost and reliable contractor information, tracking cost movement from Concept to completion, continually reviewing rates used for estimating against actual cost data.
  • Update actual management costs and provide details of this.

Essential skills and experience required for the role of as an Assistant Estimator

  • Construction related HNC or equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in estimating role
  • Reporting skills/Administrative writing skills.
  • Basic construction knowledge and understanding of works required
  • Microsoft Office Skills: competence in Word/Excel programme.
  • Construction related Degree preferable but not essential.

Benefits you will receive as an as an Assistant Estimator:

  • You will be part of an ambitious business that has exciting growth plans, with excellent career development opportunities
  • Competitive Salary: ££ with excellent benefits – dependent upon experience
  • Attractive Benefits: 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, fully expensed restaurant, bar, gym and leisure facilities.
  • Excellent Location: Working from modern offices in Salford Quays, Greater Manchester
  • Work Life Balance: Monday to Friday 08.30 to 17:00. There is potential for flexibility with start and finish times – to be discussed at interview.

If you have experience as an Estimatorlooking for a new and exciting challengeclick on apply!

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