Trainee Estimator

  • Location

    Burton upon Trent

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  • Salary:

    Market related

  • Contact:

    Ngaire Wallace

  • Contact email:


  • Contact phone:

    0117 2033444

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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Job Title: Junior/ Trainee Estimator

Sector: Construction 

Location: North West Leicestershire

Salary: £20k - £25k + generous bonus and benefits. Salary varies on experience. 

Fantastic opportunity for a motivated individual with some office experience and a keen interest in the construction industry to develop a career as an Estimator within this friendly Sales team.

Our company is a fire protection contractor with a reputation as experts in their field. Widely accredited and having recently been invited to speak at parliament, this team of specialists has a secure client base and works nationwide on a variety of projects from small to major with main contractors who are big name brands.

The company has a proven history of valuing their staff, and offer perks such as an annual bonus along with generous salary, early finish on a friday, long-term career prospects and ability to train and learn. This is a rare opportunity for the right person to build a career. 

The role:

  • Produce accurate quotations from drawings, with an acceptable profit margin 
  • Work with the sales team to produce and submit tender returns
  • Learn to understand basic bills of quantities
  • Learn to understand construction plans and projects 
  • Create and develop relationships with clients and contractors - this will include site visits to a variety of projects
  • Potential opportunity to travel in the UK and meet with major construction organisations as a valued supplier 
  • Be a valued part of the sales process 

The candidate:

  • Some construction industry knowledge - strongly preferred but not absolutely essential 
  • Evidence of numeric skill and good communication (for example, A-Level or equivalent Maths and English)
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn
  • Some experience of the Sales process - understanding the flow of information within a Sales team 
  • Desire to commit to the role and build a long-term career within this company
  • Fully IT literate with Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.
  • Some experience of working in an office environment with a small team- essential 

What’s in it for you?  

  • Work with a friendly team of motivated professionals in a company that is experiencing continued growth
  • Annual bonus
  • Career Progression
  • Competitive package

To apply, send your CV in response to this advert to Ngaire (Ny-ree) Wallace at Thorn Baker at  ngaire@thornbaker.co.uk or call on 0117 2033 444. Press 2 for Technical Team and ask for Ny-ree. 

Key skills: Estimator, Junior, Trainee, Fire protection, construction, cladding, facade, Leicester, Sales, office administration