Estimator – Ringwood, Hampshire

Job Title: Estimator

Location: Ringwood, Hampshire

Reward & Benefits: Competitive salary, company car cash / cash for car and excellent benefits

About us

We are Churchill Retirement Living, the fastest growing company in the UK retirement house building sector, and we have an exciting opportunity available to join our expanding HR team.

We’re a family-owned business and we’re going places. We’re proud of what we do, and the people we work with. We have ambitious growth plans for the future, now employing over 600 people and growing all the time.

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; most recently we have been recognised by The Sunday Times as the 3rd Best Company to Work for in the UK and became the first ever retirement living specialist to be crowned overall ‘Housebuilder of the Year’ by the WhatHouse? Awards 2016.

About the role

We’re looking for an Estimator to join our Commercial team based at our South West regional office in Ringwood, Hampshire.

You will be at the heart of our ambitious land buying and construction programme, a key member of the regional team working closely with our Land, Design and Construction colleagues.

This is a fast paced role where clear thought and sound commercial judgement are required. You will be producing, initial cost appraisals, project cost plans and full construction budgets as the schemes go from land purchase to planning application and through to construction.

You will utilise bespoke and generic office software along with COINS construction management software. Prior experience of using COINS would be an advantage but is not essential.

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 across Hampshire, Dorest, Wiltshire and Devon when required, therefore you must 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 you’re experience includes measuring from drawings, preparing bills of quantities and using other standard surveying techniques. You will need to work to a high level of attention to detail and a great degree of accuracy and be comfortable working independently and collaboratively.

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

How you’ll be rewarded

  • Competitive salary
  • Project bonus (set against project milestones)
  • Annual holiday entitlement - 24 days minimum + Bank Holidays
  • Day off on your birthday
  • Company car/van provision or cash car alternative
  • Group Personal Pension Plan
  • Life Assurance
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • John Lewis vouchers - £200 to all expectant mums and dads
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Eye Care Reimbursement Scheme
  • Colleague Introduction reward scheme
  • Land Introduction Bonus
  • Training Courses
  • Professional development

If you want to be part of our success story, please send your CV and a covering letter to yourcareer@crl.co.uk quoting reference number SW1218.