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Landscape Estimator

Employer
Fresh Horticultural Careers
Location
London (Greater)
Salary
£45-£55k DOE
Closing date
7 Jul 2024

Job Details

Our client seeks a Landscape Estimator to join their dynamic team based in South West London.

You will be responsible for gathering information and analysing metrics to prepare correct and accurate estimates for proposed projects.

This is a predominantly office based role, located in a fantastic office space.

You will be accountable to the Construction Manager and Financial Controller. Working closely with Finance, and Construction team.

You will require:

Robust, Blueprint Reading Skills, together with the ability to see the bigger picture and interpret requirements.

Analytical ability with landscaping field experience and proficiency in articulating and extracting the most important information under pressure.

Persistence in requiring accurate costs, whilst maintaining deadlines in line with the commercial calendar.

 

  • Calculate the costs of projects, delivering risk-managed, fully compliant tender submissions.
  • Together with the Quantity Surveyor; Maintain the company database/ library to facilitate information and documentation tracking and look up regarding rates, benchmarking, contracts, suppliers, etc.
  • Researching the cost of items such as materials, transport, labour, and equipment.
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with contractors and vendors.
  • Getting quotes from suppliers within a specified time frame.
  • Assessing and reporting on the risk levels associated with a project.
  • Preparing estimates for time, cost, material and labour.
  • Preparation and collation of budget costs for potential new clients.
  • Monitoring the costs at the different stages of a project to ensure it stays within the estimated costs.
  • Researching the cost of items such as materials, transport, labour and equipment.
  • Creating broad-brush programmes for tendering.
  • Comply with ISO standards.
     

Personal Attributes
 

  • Highly developed organisational skills.
  • Confident interpersonal skills and ability to interact successfully with employees at all levels.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, with a professional phone manner.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment and maintain a positive attitude.
  • Works effectively in a non-supervised position and able to manage own workload.
  • Flexible and quick learner.
  • Strong cooperation and team skills.
  •  Proficient in all Microsoft office applications and IT savvy
  • Knowledge of Bluebeam Revu an advantage.
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety practices and procedures.
  • Previous experience in landscaping and construction an advantage.


Benefits
 

  • Full time, office-based, Monday to Friday 08h00 – 17h00.
  • Flexible and hybrid working patterns where appropriate.
  • Annual discretionary performance bonus.
  • Collaborative, upmarket office environment
  • 20 days annual leave + excluding bank holidays.
  • Length of service holiday accrual (up to 25 days).
  • Birthday day off.
  • Company Pension scheme.
  • Referral Programme.
  • Health Cash Plan.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Access to e-learning platform.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Quarterly social events.
  • Salary: £ 45,000 to £55,000 per annum DOE

Company

We possess over 20 years recruitment experience and have specialised in the Gardening, Landscaping and Horticulture industries since 1999. Typically we have 150+ permanent vacancies covering all areas of the horticultural industry, from operatives to senior management.To apply for any of our vacancies please complete our simple online application form by visiting www.freshhortcareers.com.

Company info
Website
Telephone
020 7793 7825
Location
London
SE11 4BA
GB

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