Please reply to no later than Thursday, 27 June 2024 should you wish to be considered for an interview.


Title: Experienced Estimator 2024

Experienced Estimator 2024

 Amspec Limited in Wigan have grown over the last 22 years into one of the most capable and exciting Design & Build enterprises in the Northwest, currently operating in 4 key sectors:

  • Commercial and Industrial
  • Retail and Leisure
  • Public Sector
  • Specialist and Bespoke (our Specialist and Bespoke service involves the Design and Manufacture of fitted and loose Joinery products).

 We are looking to add to our busy Commercial Team by way of recruiting an Experienced Estimator.  You will ideally have at least 5 years’ experience in a similar role, a sound knowledge of Construction/ Interiors sector, working on projects up to £10M+.

The successful candidate’s role will include producing high quality, accurate estimates, presented in a legible, analytical and logical format. You will also be responsible for processing tenders, reviewing tenders within the team prior to submission, identifying risks, acquiring prices from our pool of sub-contractors, preparing accurate take offs.

 Amspec work with estimating software and knowledge of Evaluate or something similar would be beneficial but full training will be given.

 Further duties in your role will consist of;

  • Manage all aspects of Bid Preparation, Preparation of Enquiries to Sub-Contractors, Cost Comparisons, Bid Strategies, a deep understanding of our sector.
  • Preparation of monthly valuations, variation accounts with Sub-Contractors and Clients, settlement of final accounts.
  • Monitoring profit and loss (producing regular reports to monitor the progress of a Contract and factors likely to affect the profitability)
  • Organising and attending site visits with Clients and Sub-contractors
  • Client liaison (attend Client progress meetings to keep abreast of any commercial issues)
  • Ability to work on multiple tenders in a busy environment
  • Adaptable and able to quickly learn our Software – Eque2 / Evaluate
  • MS Project proficient would be an advantage

 You will be required to attend sites to carry out surveys, so a full UK driving licence is essential. You must have an excellent level of computer literacy (in particular with all Microsoft packages – Word, Excel) and a common-sense approach to information sourcing and problem solving.  

The ideal candidate will be a hard-working individual with excellent communication skills. The Estimating role is client and customer facing so a confident attitude is required as there may be times presentations are required.

As a business, we recognise that our strength lies within our workforce and our Investors in People achievement reflects our commitment to people management excellence. We have an expectation that our staff live and believe in our core values:-

  • Aspiring to be the best & celebrating success
  • Maintaining relationships
  • Safe working environment
  • Promoting team working & balanced lives
  • Exceeding client expectations
  • Considering the environment

This is a full-time permanent position to commence asap.  Monday to Friday typically worked between 08.00am – 5.30pm with a 30-minute unpaid lunch break (these hours are flexible if required).

Salary negotiable dependent upon previous experience and qualifications but typically between £45,000 - £55,000 (plus car allowance).

We offer a company pension scheme and staff reward and recognition programme.  We also encourage and promote continuous professional development for all staff, with no barriers to further training. 

Please apply with your CV to ASAP.