Estimator / QS

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  • Salary:

    £30k - 45k per year + car and benefits

  • Contact:

    Ngaire Wallace

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  • Contact phone:

    0117 2033444

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  • Published:

    12 months ago

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  • Startdate:

    Immediate (when possible due to working restrictions)

Role: QS / Estimator

Sector: Luxury Fit-Out / Hospitality / Leisure / Restaurant / Shop-fitting

Salary: £30 - £45k plus benefits, negotiable on experience

Location: Manchester

Role status: This position is live and CVs are being actively viewed by our client. Telephone or video interviews will be arranged as a first step, with face to face interviews when restrictions are eased and immediate start thereafter 

Our client is an award-winner in the luxury fit-out, leisure construction industry, with a unique design and delivery offering. They work on sleek, bespoke and beautiful high-end projects nationwide, including design and fit-out of major, well known restaurant and bars.

Due to growth, we have an immediate vacancy for an experienced Estimator / QS who has experience of quoting works within the hospitality fit-out sector. The successful applicant will have a track record of working on high-end shop fit-out, bars, restaurants, hotels or similar.

The candidate will join an existing team to provide bids and tenders for existing and new works.


  • Prepare cost budgets and estimates for new contracts
  • Keep existing contracts up to date including making amendments required, working with accuracy and keeping existing clients updated
  • Use a commercial and customer focused approach to providing estimations, strengthening client relationships while meeting company and profit guidelines
  • Prepare detailed and well-written proposals, providing competitive and comprehensive cost estimates to clients, with an awareness of risk 
  • Maintain relationships with clients, using a sales-minded approach, always seeking to maximise existing business and win new business
  • Work with contracts manager and design team, collaborate on creative projects to offer a streamlined service to clients
  • Keep detailed records and update all contractual information immediately with any changes 
  • Prepare and submit financial records
  • Balance multiple proposals and deadlines at once, meeting all deadlines 


  • Estimating experience in the restaurant, bar, luxury shop-fitting, hospitality, hotel, leisure, or a similar construction sector
  • Very strong math and commercial awareness
  • Client relationship skills
  • Understanding of risk and contractual obligations with high regard for detail and accuracy 
  • Experience of Conquest would be well regarded, but is not essential
  • Driver's license and ability to visit client sites 

What's in it for you: 

  • Opportunity to work on innovative, creative and truly spectacular projects
  • Be part of something different - this client's product offering is unique, and the team are friendly, creatively-minded professionals
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Chance to progress with an expanding organisation 
  • Hands on role where you can get out and about, visiting sites and building relationships

For more information or a confidential discussion about the role, contact Ngaire (Nyree) Wallace at Thorn Baker, on 07792 381 034 or ngaire@thornbaker.co.uk, or apply via the link with your CV.

Key skills: Estimator, QS, Quantity Surveyor, construction, fit-out, shop-fitting, Conquest