Graduate Estimator

During the last 12 months, 8build has experienced impressive growth with an increase in demand and pipeline of opportunities. The company is built on commitment and providing our clients and their teams with exceptional delivery. Due to our success, we are looking to add to our current team of estimators and develop a new Graduate Estimator.

The ideal candidate will be required to have a professional, pro-active approach with being an effective communicator at tender stage. This role would suit a candidate seeking a career opportunity with the ability to make the role their own and take ownership of their day to day responsibilities.

Key deliverables

  • Receiving, acknowledging and checking tender documentation, raise queries as necessary
  • Handle receipt and distribution of tender information and maintain good information control
  • Setting up new tender enquiries
  • Liaison of contract related information flow e.g. performance bond and insurance requirements request for quotation
  • Assist with identifying work packages
  • Assist with compiling tender bid lists
  • Preliminary contact with supply chain to gauge interest
  • Obtain and chase outstanding quotations
  • Assist in financial analysis and due diligence
  • Develop an understanding of drawings and specifications
  • Take-off measurement from drawings
  • Attend all training courses and experience modules as required under the Graduate Training scheme
  • Necessary administration duties
  • To develop a detailed knowledge of the Conquest estimating system and use this as required
  • To attend interviews and post tender discussion meetings
  • To build up a good working relationship with our supply chain, professionals and clients

Essential skills and qualifications

  • Relevant qualification (degree, RICS membership eg.)
  • CSCS card holder
  • Analytical and thorough
  • Committed and hard working
  • Willing to learn and ask questions
  • IT literate in Excel and Word
  • Confident and precise when working with numbers
  • Attention to detail
  • Work to various deadlines
  • Organised approach to work
  • Basic working knowledge of different form of contracts

Relationship with colleagues

  • Able to work in a team and communicate well
  • Flexible team player


If you think you fit the bill, then please send your CV, stating the role you are applying for, to