Estimator – Byfleet

About us

We are Churchill Retirement PLC, the fastest growing company in the UK retirement house building sector and we’re looking for people like you. We’re a family-run, privately-owned business and we’re going places. We’re proud of what we do, and the people we work with.

We have exciting and ambitious growth plans for the future. Our mission is to be the most successful housebuilder in the UK and our ambition is to achieve the growth required to deliver 1,000 unit sales by 2024 and to maintain this level of activity in the future. Our developments are in prime locations and can be found in 23 counties throughout the UK. With sector-leading operating margins, we are investing for future and long-term growth with an award winning specialist product.

We pride ourselves on building beautiful, quality, purpose-built one and two bedroom apartments in desirable locations across the UK for those looking for an independent lifestyle in later life. Developments are designed to take away all the hassle and fears that can be experienced by older people and provide security, peace of mind and independence.

We’ve won a host of awards; in 2019 we were recognised by The Sunday Times as the 2nd  Best Company to Work For and we have retained a ‘5 star’ status in the HBF Customer Satisfaction Survey having been recommended by over 90% of our customers. In 2016, we became the first ever retirement living specialist to have been named overall ‘Housebuilder of the Year’ by the WhatHouse? Awards and in 2019 were awarded ‘Best Medium Housebuilder’.

About the role

We’re looking for an Estimator to join our Commercial team based at our South East regional office in Byfleet.

You will help to create a full construction budget for the regions to report against. You will need to accurately produce costing schedules on the available software and upload onto the budgeting software COINS.

You will work as part of a team to review draft budgets and to make any necessary changes to the Budget document when required.

You’ll have the opportunity to work with a variety of key internal stakeholders from Construction, Land and Design through to the Regional Managing Director.  

The hours of work are Monday to Thursday, 9am – 5.30pm and Fridays 9am – 5pm with one hour for lunch. You will be required to visit sites when required therefore you must be willing to travel and hold a valid UK Driving Licence.

About you

You must have a background in Construction, preferably in residential development with a HNC or HND qualification.

It goes without saying that you’ll be comfortable understanding architect drawings, specification documents and the relevant terminology.

It’s important that you’re willing to measure from drawings, to prepare bills of quantities and other standard surveying techniques and will need to do so with high attention to detail and a great degree of accuracy. You should be comfortable working independently and collaboratively and have the ability to prioritise.

The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of Excel, Word, CAD and COINS.

How you’ll be rewarded

  • Competitive salary
  • Annual holiday entitlement – 24 days + Bank Holidays
  • Company Car or Cash for Car
  • Group Personal Pension Plan
  • Life Assurance
  • Day off on your birthday
  • Eye Care Reimbursement
  • Land Introduction Bonus

If you want to be part of our success story send your CV and a covering letter to yourcareer@crl.co.uk quoting reference number SE1229.