Graduate Estimator (Building)

Job purpose

The successful candidate will be responsible for working as part of the estimating team in the timely preparation of estimates for major construction projects throughout the UK. As a key team member the successful candidate will communicate with a wide range of construction professionals both within the company and externally. This role will require the examination of tender documents and close liaison with our supply chain to procure competitive quotations.

The successful candidate will have a positive and flexible approach that will give the potential to fully develop this role. Farrans will provide detailed support and training to achieve this objective.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Attend pre-construction site visits.
  • Prepare and send out enquiry documents to providers of materials and sub-contractors for the scope of work.
  • Managing subcontract and supplier tender return dates, ensuring they are submitted on time.
  • To assist all tender activity including pricing, preparation and submission.
  • Manage effective communication with subcontractors, suppliers and colleagues.

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Working conditions

This role will be based at Litlington. Whilst this is an office based role, the successful candidate will be expected to travel from time to time as part of their role to construction sites, Company fixed locations or other locations as requested by Management.


Successful candidate should have an Honours Degree in Quantity Surveying/Construction Management or in other related disciplines. Applicants with HND/HNC in similar discipline will also be considered.

Requirements include:

  • Full Drivers License.
  • Attention to detail through procuring competitive quotes, and be able to read architectural and design team drawings although full training will be provided.

Experience, skills & competencies

  • Good knowledge of building construction, with site experience or with 1 to 4 years’ experience in the construction industry.
  • Strong numerical/mathematical, data analysis and IT skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and meticulous planning skills.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to engage with the supply chain.

Farrans Construction is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


Opportunity Overview

  • Closing Date: June 25th, 2018
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Accepting: All grades
  • Opportunity: Graduate Programme
  • Location: Litlington

Disciplines accepted...

  • Construction Management
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Quantity Surveying
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