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About the role

An opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Estimator to join the team at Galliford Try.

As an Assistant Estimator you will support the Estimating team with the successful preparation and development of submissions for both competitive tenders and negotiations for a range of projects.

What you will be doing

  • Attend pre, mid and post tender meetings with the bid team.
  • Download enquiry information, review & manage as required.
  • Liaise with the Supply Chain Management & Procurement teams in the selection of appropriate Companies from whom quotations & supporting information should be sought.
  • Update and maintain the enquiry database system.
  • Support the wider pre-construction team as required.
  • Maintain the pre-contract supply chain database of suppliers.
  • Maintain and update the Benchmark of Cost Data on a bi-monthly basis.
  • Undertake quantity take-offs, both manually and digitally, from tender documents and drawings
  • Assist with the cost planning of projects from initial feasibility to contract.
  • Carry out any other duties as requested by the Pre-Construction Director, and/or Estimating team in order to assist with securing work

About you

  • Computer literate with knowledge/experience of Microsoft suite i.e. outlook, word, excel and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of computer aided estimating & measurement software i.e. Conquest, REVU Bluebeam or similar; would be an advantage, however, training will be provided.
  • An interest in the built environment.
  • Understand project specifications and drawings to determine the scope of work and materials required.
  • Knowledge of different procurement routes and forms of building contracts would be an advantage but not essential.

What we can offer in return

With an impressive order book of over £3.2 billion we are one of the industry’s leading principal contractors, affording you the opportunity to work on some of the UK’s most exciting projects offering you stability as well as the chance to stretch your capabilities and realise long held career goals. You will be joining diverse teams working at a high professional level with exceptional levels of commitment. With an ambitious strategy, we’re poised for further growth and success, so if you’re committed, talented and enthusiastic, Galliford Try is the right place for you.

We are committed to maintaining the physical and mental wellbeing of all our people, through our ‘Be Well’ programme which offers discounts on certain products, advice and support for a range of issues.

We invest in high-quality training for employees of all levels, from our leadership development framework to our apprenticeship programmes. Through our Career Paths initiative, individuals receive tailored training and support to fulfil their potential.

Our industry is all about creating talented teams that excel in their areas of expertise. As an employer, we know you are most motivated to give your best when you feel valued and engaged.

Our Agile Working programme empowers you with flexibility in when, where and how you work. Where appropriate, site and office-based employees can take advantage of a wide variety of working practices, offering different amounts of structure, regularity and flexibility to suit your needs as well as those of your wider team.

Our benefits

We put our people first and our benefits package reflects that by offering a comprehensive range of attractive options to help support your career on top of a competitive salary.

  • Generous holiday entitlement, increasing with years of service, plus the opportunity to purchase further holidays
  • A wide range of corporate discounts
  • Cycle to Work schemes
  • Comprehensive pension plan
  • Regular Save as You Earn share purchase scheme
  • Private medical scheme options are available for all salaried employees and our employee assistance programme also provides free 24/7 support to those who need it
  • Paid for yearly membership to one recognised professional association relevant to your role

About us

Galliford Try is one of the UK’s leading construction businesses with a vision to continuously be a people-orientated, progressive business, driven by our values to deliver lasting change for our stakeholders and the communities we work in.

Our purpose is to improve people’s lives through building the facilities and infrastructure that communities need, providing opportunities for our people to learn, grow and progress, working with our supply chain to promote the very best working practice and caring for the environment in which we work.

We do this by holding true to our values, delivering excellence for our clients and the community, being passionate about our role in providing vital services, putting integrity at the heart of our business by doing the right thing, and collaborating with our clients, supply chain and stakeholders to deliver lasting change and long-term value.