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Estimator

Summary
Peterborough
Permanent
Full-time

Vacancy Filled

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

Our commercial teams are integral to the successful delivery of every Taylor Wimpey project. 

This role is an exciting opportunity for an experienced estimator to become part of a dynamic team assisting the wider business in rolling out a timber frame HT range to deliver 3000+ units per year by 2027.

What you will do:

Skills/Experience

  • Proven experience as an estimator within the construction industry, with a focus on timber frame projects.
  • Good understanding of timber frame construction methods, materials, and industry standards.
  • Attention to Detail: Meticulous in analysing project details and calculating costs.
  • Communication: Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Attend Pre-Start, Pre-Tender, specification and any other relevant meetings as required.
  • Input and maintain any computer-based databases or systems including Coins and Excel.
  • Any other duties as required by the Commercial Director/Commercial Manager.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure that commercial procedures comply with both the TW Commercial Manual and the TW Operating Framework.
  • Work alongside other departments to ensure project viability and improve cost effectiveness.
  • Ensure all specifications and programmes are complied with and that quality is not compromised.
  • Resolve any issues in conjunction with the Finance Department. Monitor and explain all cost movements within the project valuation.
  • Review any variations on new sites to confirm they are “Standardised” if not liaise with BU to acquire dispensation.
  •  Price and manage tenders from first principles by measurement and application of unit rates.
  • Obtain Sub-Contractor quotations for key work packages, undertake a comprehensive review of quotations received and incorporate the most commercially suitable quotation within the tender.
  • To understand the whole tender requirements under different forms of Design & Build Contracts, including JCT and NEC with the key objective of considering commercial risks and mitigation solutions.
  • Ensure tenders are submitted on time to a high quality and within profit ability guidelines
  • Provide commercial support and assistance in valuing variations.
  • Undertake any other duties as requested in the support of the estimating department and function.

General

  • Be aware of all codes of practice that impact on estimating e.g. Building Regulations, NHBC requirements, HSE etc.
  • Monitor, reconcile and recharge any costs which relate to shared cost items with either other businesses within the group or external Companies.
  • Attend Pre-Start, Pre-Tender, specification and any other relevant meetings as required.
  • Input and maintain any computer-based databases or systems including Coins and Excel.
  • Any other duties as required by the Commercial Director/Commercial Manager.

What you will have:

  • Good knowledge of Building Regulations, NHBC and Health and Safety requirements.
  • Good understanding of timber frame construction methods, materials, and industry standards.
  •  Proven experience as an estimator within the construction industry, with a focus on timber frame projects.

Individuals seeking employments at Taylor Wimpey should know that we foster a culture of inclusion and value diversity positively which creates a better workplace and delivers stronger outcomes. We commit to treating all our job applicants and employees fairly and with respect, irrespective of background, disability or any other protected characteristic. If you require any assistance with regards to reasonable adjustments during the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us.

What we will offer you: 

Taylor Wimpey is a FTSE 100 business and one of the largest residential developers in the UK, building new homes and communities across England, Scotland and Wales. We are passionate about building new homes and communities with a focus on sustainability.  
 
Our people are important to us and we want to make sure that we reward and recognise all the great work that they do. Our employees enjoy many standard benefits including access to the Taylor Wimpey House purchase discount scheme, pension (including company contributions), quality health cover, share save schemes as well as many flexible benefits such as buying additional holiday days, retails discounts, free Bupa health assessments and so much more.  Our benefits work perfectly with our culture where you feel valued as a member of a successful team.  

We offer industry leading subsidised professional training and development, which support our employees to excel and fulfil their career and personal goals in a variety of opportunities and environments. This in turn drives a strong succession of high performing customer centric leaders, really putting customers at the heart of everything we do. We embrace diversity and look to develop our people in the skills and areas they are most interested in, leveraging the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies, skills and experiences that each person brings to the company.  

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

The benefits we offer
Agile Working
Healthcare
House purchase discounts
Competitive Pension
Employee share ownership
Time off for charity work
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Disability Confident

As a proud Disability Confident Employer, Taylor Wimpey is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We actively collaborate with individuals who have disabilities and long-term health conditions which have an effect on their ability to do normal daily activities, ensuring that barriers are eliminated when it comes to employment opportunities. In line with our commitment, we guarantee an interview to applicants who declare to us during the application process that they have a disability and meet the minimum requirements for the role. Join us in building a truly diverse and empowered team.

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