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Job Title: Estimator

Location: Nr. Sturminster Newton, Dorset

Salary: Negotiable depending on ability/experience

The Company:

The company was established in its present form in 1995 has since grown to a turnover of approx. £4 million per annum. The current workforce consists of 36 full time employees with a fully equipped workshop producing structural steelwork and several teams of site workers erecting buildings, cladding, carrying out groundworks etc. The modern premises are situated in the rural hamlet of Bagber, 3 miles from Sturminster Newton with the open plan office environment very much based on informality.

Key Requirement:

  • Previous experience in Estimating, Job Costing and preparation of estimates/quotations
  • Experience of Structural Steelwork and the construction industry preferred although consideration may be given without specific knowledge of steelwork
  • Confidence when meeting and dealing directly with clients
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • Team player
  • Good humoured
  • Be able to manage own workload and use own initiative

Main Duties:

  • To prepare estimates and quotations from own survey, architects drawings, clients design etc., and follow up by providing written estimates
  • To attend sites, meet with clients, both existing and potential and if necessary to carry out surveys
  • To produce quick model drawings for estimating purposes
  • To be pro-active in calling prospective customers to update quotes and secure sales
  • Establish rapport and maintain excellent professional relationship with clients
  • To produce 2D CAD drawings for submission to Local Authority for Planning Permission applications
  • To produce materials lists for ordering
  • To be accurate in all aspects of work

This list of duties is not exhaustive

Personal Qualities:

To have good communication skills as direct customer liaison, site visits and sales will form part of the job.

The ability to be able to accurately and efficiently carry out the tasks as listed above.

To have a cheerful disposition and be willing to lend a hand in any other aspect of the office environment, when necessary.

Dependent on Experience
Rose Engineering


Rose Engineering


T: 01258472866