Quantity Surveyor Roof Estimator

  • Job Reference: 00002381-1
  • Date Posted: 25 June 2019
  • Recruiter: Swift Roof Estimating Services Ltd
  • Location: South Devon
  • Salary: £21,000 to £28,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Base plus 30% on billable hours
  • Sector: Construction, Engineering, Real Estate & Property
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Career boosting opportunity for a new or recent graduate in the construction and building sector. Swift is a specialist provider of estimating (QS) services to the roofing trade. Working on projects from a single extension to housing estates, tower blocks or even hospitals you will be exposed to the quantities, costs, specifications and all the problems that are associated with pricing and quantifying new work.

No matter where you want to progress your career to, spending time diving deep into this, one sector will give you an eye-opening experience as to the detail that makes up tenders and bids.

If your background is anywhere from HND, FD degree or a BS in the built environment working with us for the first couple of years of your career will boost your prospects quickly. We are a pressure cooker of jobs coming in and having to be turned around quickly, efficiently and accurately.

To succeed in this job, you need to be driven by detail and “getting it right” because a small mistake in quantities can quickly become a multi-figure mistake in £ resulting in losses for our customers. You will need to be able to “see” the building from looking at drawings. This is a fundamental skill and one you will be tested for at your interview.

As a graduate, you will have good basic computer skills. We use PDF take-off software and our own in-house bespoke estimating software.

Your salary is base plus productivity.  You will start on £21,000 but once you get your billable hours up you will be able to earn up to 30% more.