Estimator – Ringwood

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 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 South London, Kent, Sussex, Surrey and Berkshire 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
  • 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, please send your CV and a covering letter to yourcareer@crl.co.uk quoting reference number SW1218.