COMMERCIAL ESTIMATOR

Specific Location
MIDLANDS

Division
Mercia

Hours of Work
8.30 am - 5.00 pm

Brand
Barratt David Wilson

Contract Type
Full-time

Closing Date
30 April 2018

COMMERCIAL ESTIMATOR

The Commercial team deals with everything to do with cost-effective building, including quantity surveying, estimating, procurement and material buying.

With a watching brief on choice of material, cost, customer satisfaction and sales, and other critical issues, our Commercial team – which comprises Estimators, Quantity Surveyors and Material Buyers - has one objective: to deliver best quality homes, at the best possible cost. Their work is fundamental to our continued viability as a business and presents a fast-moving challenge that will exercise your creativity and commercial flair to the full.

    • Purpose 
    • Preparation of cost plans for both the land purchase exercise and reappraisal of development opportunities. Ensure that all estimating work required to deliver the business unit output is completed timely and accurately in the most efficient and effective manner in support of the business plan
    • Responsible to 
    • Senior Estimator/Chief Estimator
  • Responsibilities
  • Preparation of estimates of all construction costs, including all site abnormals, professional fees, site management costs and preliminaries. Input of all development costs into appraisals / viabilities. Support 'value engineering' exercises at appraisal / pre-start stage

 

Provide information for land purchase exercise

Identify specific scheme abnormals. Prepare estimates of all prime costs, Co-ordinate input of all development costs into appraisals/viabilities, input into "value engineering" exercise at appraisal/pre-start stage, input and maintain master appraisal costs

Liaise with all Departments as necessary to achieve a viable final cost position

Prepare Group viabilities for all acquisitions

Complete all estimating work

Calculate all prime costs on developments within the business, reporting any movements in costs since the preparation of the land purchases exercise. Prime costs to include but not restricted to house pricing, labour costs, site work operations and remediation work, up to commencement on site

Provide a detailed ‘pre-start’ appraisal following grant of planning consent and track movements through to site commencement.

Assist Senior Estimator in maintaining ‘library cost’ and update on a regular basis

Be aware of all codes of practice that impact on estimating e.g. Building Regulations, NHBC requirements HSE, Code for Sustainable Homes etc.

Attend pre start, specification and any other relevant meeting as required

Input and maintain any computer based estimating databases or systems

Monitor, reconcile and recharge any costs, which relate to shared cost items with either other businesses within the Group or external Companies.

 

    • Purpose 
    • Preparation of cost plans for both the land purchase exercise and reappraisal of development opportunities. Ensure that all estimating work required to deliver the business unit output is completed timely and accurately in the most efficient and effective manner in support of the business plan
    • Responsible to 
    • Senior Estimator/Chief Estimator
  • Responsibilities:

 

  • Preparation of estimates of all construction costs, including all site abnormals, professional fees, site management costs and preliminaries. Input of all development costs into appraisals / viabilities. Support 'value engineering' exercises at appraisal / pre-start stage

Provide information for land purchase exercise

Identify specific scheme abnormals. Prepare estimates of all prime costs, Co-ordinate input of all development costs into appraisals/viabilities, input into "value engineering" exercise at appraisal/pre-start stage, input and maintain master appraisal costs

Liaise with all Departments as necessary to achieve a viable final cost position

Prepare Group viabilities for all acquisitions

Complete all estimating work

Calculate all prime costs on developments within the business, reporting any movements in costs since the preparation of the land purchases exercise. Prime costs to include but not restricted to house pricing, labour costs, site work operations and remediation work, up to commencement on site

Provide a detailed ‘pre-start’ appraisal following grant of planning consent and track movements through to site commencement.

Assist Senior Estimator in maintaining ‘library cost’ and update on a regular basis

Be aware of all codes of practice that impact on estimating e.g. Building Regulations, NHBC requirements HSE, Code for Sustainable Homes etc.

Attend pre start, specification and any other relevant meeting as required

Input and maintain any computer based estimating databases or systems

Monitor, reconcile and recharge any costs, which relate to shared cost items with either other businesses within the Group or external Companies.

 

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