My Trusted Builder
Sampson Street, London E1W 1NA, UK
Who We Are
My Trusted Builder is a small but rapidly growing project management construction company based in modern and fun offices in London. We carry out striking work and creative, bespoke design services that reveal a space’s potential and showcases each client’s unique personality and need. Our service covers House Extensions, Loft Conversion, Refurbishment and Commercial fit-outs. We offer a full bespoke end to end service from commissioning architects, obtaining planning, building regulation, structural work, party wall agreements and full turn key service under the guise of project management.
We believe that each client is an individual. They deserve professional services that can both capture their imagination and exceed their expectations. By drawing on our wealth of experience, we can surpass the level of service they would, each and every time… no exceptions.
What we are looking for
My Trusted Builder is looking for an Estimator/Quantity Surveyor to join our small growing team. You will be preparing estimates and working on secured contracts in refurbishment, loft conversions, extensions and fit-out projects in the commercial and residential sectors ranging in size from £50,000 to £500,000 – with the support of administration staff. You should have a good track record within the refurbishment, commercial and residential sectors of the construction industry.
Job Title: Estimator/Quantity Surveyor
Reporting To: Director
This new role is seen as pivotal to the growth and future success of the business. You will act like an owner; a true entrepreneur, open minded and an independent thinker that can take and give constructive feedback from the whole team in order to grow it and the organisation. You will be great at what you do, having fun along the way, and someone whom the owner can entrust to take over the whole estimating service, and build a team around.
You will manage the whole estimating service and in liaison with the Director and Contracts Manager ensure projects are accurately costed and invoiced accordingly, maintaining profitability by close scrutiny of contractors and sub-contractor accounts. You will work closely with the in-house team, other professional partners, contractors and clients ensuring a seamless service is offered.
Understand and scrutinise Project Specifications & Drawings, create estimate for client
Complete tenders within given timescales.
Package estimate for client submission and liaise with other team members to secure the project.
Prepare contract ready to be signed for costumers and subcontractors.
Create bills of quantities
Assist in PQQ from preparations through to submission when applicable
Prepare and accurately update a report for the Directors on all tenders and submissions
Meet with Clients and Consultants to build relationships and ensure future business development.
Understand and scrutinise (Sub-) Contractor quotations, ensuring accuracy and value for money whilst maintaining profitability for the business.
Create project cost sheet from bill of quantities and other resources to enable accurate ordering and use on site.
Create Suppliers form for goods supplied by the company
Create Suppliers form for goods supplied by the client designer and indicate dates when products or information are required to be available on site.
Review and where necessary revise sub-contractor variations to ensure accuracy and value for money for client
Carry out site visits and surveys as necessary
Analyze and resolve (cost) disputes that may arise between the subcontractors, Client and Company.
Cost control and variations through builder trend platform
Create variations using BuilderTrend software
Liaise with Clients, Architects and Designers in relation to requests for pricing, tendering and cost control
Ensure timely and constant follow up with clients and update CRM system as necessary.
Compare market prices and constantly update costing and pricing models to ensure profitability is maintained for both subcontractors and the organisation.
Constantly update the contract with new products and services ensuring communication to client in order to upsell and or improve specification.
Upload new projects to BuilderTrend system (Sales and after sales)
Integrate the organisations bespoke Excel bill of quantities and contract to BuilderTrend platform.
Suggest, help with and implement new policies and procedures to constantly improve the estimating, sales and cost control process
Feed-back to other colleagues on how to improve business processes and organization and team communications.
Interview and train new members of the growing team
Skills and Abilities
excellent interpersonal skills,
communication skills both written and oral
excellent analytical and questioning skills
ability to negotiate on behalf of the client whilst maintaining the organisations overall integrity
the ability to effectively manage time and produce quality work in order to win projects
the ability to work with new platforms as and when required.
Attention to detail.
Great computer skills in excel word and database systems.
Good organisational skills.
Forward thinker prioritise deadlines.
Qualifications and Experience
Several years’ experience of tendering for complex refurbishment and extension projects.
Full understanding of construction drawings, cad work would be advantageous for design work if needed
Working knowledge of appropriate software systems
technical ability to interpret design drawings and complete an accurate take off sheet.
An appropriate trade qualification.
You should be capable of demonstrating previous successful experience of estimating and cost control of projects within the range of £30,000 to £500,000.
The Company will offer a base salary of £35kto £45k P/A and 1% percent of all successfully contracts which is an estimated £20k for first year, negotiable after that. There will be a 3 months’ probation period.
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
POST TITLE: Assistant / Graduate Quantity Surveyor RESPONSIBLE TO: Partners of the Practice Responsible for: Financial control of Building and Civil Engineering contracts and production of tender documentation. Overall Job Purpose
To provide an efficient and effective construction financial management service the practices clients. Key Tasks and Responsibilities 1. Provision of financial expertise in the delivery of the practices service to its clients. 2. To produce estimates for construction schemes under the supervision of a Partner, Associate or Senior Surveyor. 3. To produce tender documents for construction schemes under the supervision of a Partner, Associate or Senior Surveyor. 4. To prepare valuations, financial statements and produce and agree final accounts with contractors for construction works under the supervision of a Partner, Associate or Senior Surveyor. 5. To undertake all works in accordance with the firms QA procedures. 6. To utilise and develop the firms computerised systems. 7. To advise the Partner, Associate or Senior Surveyor of disputes with contractors as and when they arise. 8. To work in a team in undertaking the Practices business. 9. Undertake liaison with other members of the construction team as and when required to efficiently undertake the Practices work. 10. To comply with existing and future legislation relating to the work being undertaken. 11. To comply with the firms Health & Safety Policy. 12. To represent and promote the Practice at meetings when called upon to do so. 13. To represent and promote the Practice at all times. Personal Requirements 1. Type of Experience: Up to five years post qualification experience. Specific knowledge and experience of SMM7 along with working knowledge of JCT and other forms of contract, previous PQS experience, working with Government, or Local Authority funded bodies are desirable. 2. Qualifications: Minimum BSc in Quantity Surveying working towards MRICS membership of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. 3. Contact with People: The post holder will have contact with the practices clients and other members of the construction team. 4. Accountability: Responsible for the financial control of significant/substantial budgets working under the supervision of the Partner in charge of the scheme or an appointed Associate or senior surveyor. 5. Managerial and Supervisory Responsibility: May at times be required to supervise junior surveyors. 6. Special Attributes: The post holder will be a team player capable of working to deadlines. With a flexible approach to financial management. 7. Physical Requirements: The post holder will be physically and mentally able to undertake the full remit of the responsibilities of the post. 8. Other Factors: A full UK driving licence is desirable
Maidstone, Kent, United Kingdom
Bathroom and kitchen fitter - Ashford and Maidstone - 130 PD - 230PD Our Client is a small Ashford based firm providing high-quality domestic kitchen and bathroom supply and installations services across Kent. We are currently seeking a kitchen and bathroom fitter capable of working to high standards and under minimal supervision. If you have a keen eye for detail, and insist on the end result being beyond reproach then your installation skills could fit well into this expanding company. Customer care, getting it right first time, and being able to take pride in a job well done are the most important aspects of this role.
To manage fits from removal of the existing to completion of fitting the new suite under the supervision of an installation manager
Curious, professional and smart manner at all times
Respect for the properties being worked in
High levels of cleanliness while working
Good timekeeping skills
Ability to work to pre-agreed and reasonable timescales
Project management to ensure work follows required timescales
Basic construction knowledge
Awareness of health and safety requirements, and application to the work undertaken
Basic plumbing knowledge including solder, compression and push fit systems, hot and cold water supply systems and basic heating system understanding
Floor and wall tiling, including layout calculations, adhesive selection, cutting methods, multiple materials, and fixing methods
The ability to apply and finish silicone sealant to a professional standard
Ability to install laminate and vinyl plank flooring
Kitchen installation including scribing panels and masons mitre worktop joints
Knowledge of laminate, solid wood and solid surface worktops and their different installation requirements
Other desirable skills include electrics, plastering, carpentry, kitchen fitting, advanced plumbing and water softener installation
Enthusiastic and self-driven
Ability to work from mainly verbal and often remote instruction
Understanding the impact of your role within a small and expanding company
The right candidate would ideally have their own presentable van to travel to and from work sites, although consideration will be given to those without. Tools can be provided if required but a candidate with their own tools would be preferred. This is an exciting opportunity to join a small expanding company with a brilliant reputation for customer service, workmanship and professionalism, and by helping to uphold these standards you will be able to help drive the success of the business, which will be rewarded with additional responsibilities and remuneration. We are committed to upholding the training and development of our staff, and as such consideration will be given to candidates with all experience levels and backgrounds. This job description is designed to outline the role, but may not detail all duties the job role requires to be completed. If you feel you have the attention to detail this role requires, and hold the skills necessary to complete high-quality bathroom installations then please send you current CV to for consideration. Due to the volume of applications received it is not possible to provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants.
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Due to expansion my client is looking to develop and strengthen their Contracting Team further with the recruitment of an additional Quantity Surveyor.. As the successful candidate you will cover projects primarily in the South including London and the South West of England. Working alongside a Contracts Manager you will take full financial and contractual control on all projects post order.
The role includes:
Financial Control of Contracts
Pro-active Member of Contracts Department Team
Maintain Reporting Procedures, including:- Monthly Reporting, Debtors List
Develop Client relationships, Develop Supply Chain Relationships
Develop and assist in assistant surveying training
Assists Sales Team in Procurement
Liaison with Estimating, Accounts, Purchasing and Customer Care
Attend Internal Surveying and debtor review Meetings
Oversee Project Commercial matters, identify opportunity
Time management and maximization of people resources
Resolve Payment disputes / claims Client, Main Contractor and Sub Contractors
Negotiate with Clients
Final Account Resolution
Provide Value Management advice
Ensure monthly WIPS figures are accurate and on time
Manage Contractual Correspondence
Identify Claim Situations
Ensure contractual Obligations are complied with
Actively ensure compliance with Site Operations Plan and procedures
Review and manage procurement handover with internal project team
Responsible for Administration of Contract Documents
Monitor Subcontract Retentions
Skills and Experience:
Commercial / Financial Acumen
Must hold a relevant construction based qualification and have proven experience within the UK commercial office and data centre markets
Access Flooring projects experience
Quantity Surveyor Hertfordshire