Construction Estimator

Due to continued growth within 3MS Construction Limited, we have a vacancy for an experienced Construction Estimator to join our growing team based in Truro, Cornwall.

We’re looking for a ‘can-do’ person to support the business in preparing accurate and competitive estimates & tenders to help win new work for the Company.

Our ideal candidate will embrace the responsibility of making sure orders are fulfilled within agreed timescales and to the correct specifications, and most importantly ensure all work undertaken is completed to our customer’s complete satisfaction.

Key Tasks

  • To produce detailed estimates including breakdown and cost analysis.
  • To analyse enquiry documents for the issue of sub-contract packages.
  • Prepare enquiries and obtain quotations from sub-contractors/suppliers.
  • Assess labour costs, and Price preliminary elements, including compliance with all Management Systems.

Health & Safety, Environmental and Quality Assurance Policies

  • Undertake any cost amendments in a timely manner.
  • Prepare tender and final contract budgets.
  • To undertake site surveys, attend site meetings with the client/s and any 3rd party contractors as appropriate.
  • Production of accurate and detailed estimates & quotations, in line with company operating systems.
  • To manage and prepare tenders accurately, on-time and in-line with tender specifications. Carry out tender surveys either individually or in conjunction with Senior Management
  • Efficient and competitive procurement of materials and services as required, with supplier/sub-contractor prices checked & detailed Purchase Orders completed, detailing all relevant information regarding the work to be undertaken and timings to be met.

Necessary Skills and Attributes

  • Proven experience of working in a construction and fit out environment.
  • Adapts willingly, can work to tight timelines and maintain a high level of attention to detail
  • Understanding of day-to-day matters arising within a Construction/Contracting environment and how to effectively resolve problems that arise.
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels & IT literate
  • Proven ability to work effectively across teams, and communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Strong influencing, negotiation & relationship management skills


  • To increase team efficiency
  • Contribute to the growth of the business.
  • Protecting and enhancing the reputation of the company.

Job Type: Full-time (40 hours per week)
Salary: Negotiable upon experience
Required experience: Construction Estimating: 5 years