Estimator - Southampton

24 Nov | 2021

Job Ref: Land & Development | Residential

Estimator - £70,000 + Healthcare + Annual Bonus + Car

We are currently working with a very successful housebuilder operating in Hampshire who are looking for an Estimator to help manage accurate budgets for a range of developments across the south coast.


Responsibilities will include:

The function of an Estimator is to evaluate pre-development build costs using the highest degree of accuracy with the end goal in achieving precise budgets for the company’s projects. This will be achieved through producing viabilities for land purchase, formulating and maintaining a library of base estimate costs, while updating as required to reflect market conditions.

This job specifically will be a flexible one, with time split between homeworking and office work. 


Additionally, you will:

  • Ensure project costs are kept in check through the production and analysis of forecasts.
  • Create cost lists for all applicable aspects of construction projects.
  • Calculate development material, labour, equipment, and transport costs.
  • Stay up to date on inflation and exchange rate considerations.
  • Ensure development requirements are met while adhering to client specifications.
  • Compile bids for presentation to clients.


Candidates should have:

  • Worked with a housing developer, main contractor, or affordable housing company previously.
  • Experience as an Estimator or Surveyor.
  • High proficiency in numeracy and problemsolving skills.
  • Excellent negotiation and interpersonal skills.
  • A methodical and wellorganised approach to work.
  • IT proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Autodesk DWG TrueView.


This is an excellent role with a successful housebuilding business that would suit someone with a background as an Estimator or similar and is looking to broaden their horizons by working on some of the country’s most prestigious housing developments.

For further information, please apply today.

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