Assistant Estimator – Facades in West London


Assistant Estimator – Facades


Assistant Estimator – Facades

The Company:

A 10 year old Cladding specialist, and is part of a wider Manufacturing and Construction Group Plc with a turnover of over £40 million and 150 staff. This division employs 12 people and started trading in 2014 where performance to date has been strong, with an annual turnover between £4m – £6m per year, and has been profitable every year.

They specify and sell high end architectural façade products, which determine the look of any given buildings exterior once installed. They come in a range of natural looks and finishes and sizes from thicker blocks to thin lightweight panels. We are distributors and fabricators of these high-end natural cladding products, so we buy and sell them as well as offering our clients the additional services that they require to design and install these cladding products on their building.











Job Role

An exciting opportunity for an up and coming estimator who will work alongside our dynamic sales department! You will benefit from working within a supportive learning environment ensuring your personal development and opportunity to progress.!

As a vital member of our team, you will be responsible for assisting in the estimation process, ensuring accurate and competitive pricing for our clients. This role offers an excellent opportunity for career growth in the construction industry and exposure to various projects. You will be tasked with assisting senior estimators in preparing accurate cost estimates for facade and cladding projects by analysing project specifications, drawings, and other relevant documentation.

Conduct material take-offs from architectural and engineering drawings to determine the quantity of materials required for each project. Communicate with suppliers to obtain pricing for materials and equipment needed for projects, ensuring the most competitive rates. Collaborate with project managers, architects, engineers, and other stakeholders to gather necessary information and clarify project requirements.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain updated cost lists for various façade materials in our product inventory.
  • Clear understanding of their requirements and obtaining any additional necessary information such as drawings or BOQ.
  • Calculate the required area (m2) of the façade cladding product from provided drawings, utilising Excel or AutoCAD for a ‘drawing take-off.’
  • Optimise the panel schedule to provide the most cost-effective value engineering (VE) solution for our clients.
  • Input the calculated area and relevant product details, including the appropriate margin, into our costing template.
  • Present the finalised quotation to the senior estimator or manager for review before sending it to the client.
  • Background in the construction industry with knowledge in facade solutions.
  • Proficient in reading and interpreting construction and architects’ drawings and specifications.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.) and Autocad.
  • Minimum of 12 months’ experience in product distribution or a construction-related background.
  • Previous work experience involving pricing, estimating, or financial accounts, demonstrating an analytical and thorough approach will be considered.


About the benefits / rewards:

Our client support, develop and understand their employees. They offer employee stability through permanent long-term employment and stable working environment. You will be well rewarded for your hard work with a remuneration package that will correspond to the individuals experience and skills.  This position offers an excellent basic salary of between £35,000 – £45,000 dependant on experience.


About this Recruiter

Lewis Timberlake
Divisional Director

A bit about me

A Divisional Director overseeing a team of recruiters who deliver to the Building Envelope, Interior Fit Out and M+E sectors of the Construction Industry. These include Facades, Re-Cladding, Brickwork, Stonework, Dry Lining, Carpentry & Joinery, and Firestopping. The team proudly operates nationally and has broad market coverage. We work with a variety of clients in each sector from market leaders to SMEs and family-owned businesses. Outside work, I regularly train for Triathlon and Ironman events but also enjoy a good night out! I am a proud Watford FC season ticket holder and coach my son’s football team on the weekend. Other interests include live music/going to gigs, playing snooker and getting away with the family.
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About Cityscape Recruitment

Cityscape Recruitment is not like any other construction recruitment agency. Our business does not have a sales-driven environment, instead, we reward quality over quantity.

We use our specialist industry knowledge to help introduce and guide construction professionals into companies that best suit their desired career aspirations and personal goals. From Quantity Surveyors to Site Managers to Civil Engineers, we work to the same objective of helping to enhance their careers.

And our relationships don’t end on day one of a new role – we pride ourselves on our ability to build long-lasting relationships with both clients and construction professionals. And we are fortunate enough to work with many leading construction companies and professionals in London and throughout the rest of the UK.


Clients we work for

Our clients range from small, privately owned specialist contractors right up to top-tier PLCs responsible for shaping our country’s landscape.

What our clients say

We have worked with Alex Wallace and the Cityscape Recruitment team for a number of years now and find their service excellent.

They supply well matched and vetted candidates and very quickly understood all our requirements. They have always demonstrated good market knowledge and an ability to deliver to our requirements.

Commercial Director,
Main Contractor

I have used Cityscape Recruitment multiple times over the last 5 years. Very pleasant to deal with and all candidates put forward for interview are well suited to the position and well vetted by the team, so there is no time wasted with unsuitable applicants. I would highly recommend Cityscape. I intend to use them again in the future should any vacancies become available.

Operations Director,
Platt and Reilly Ltd

The Cityscape Recruitment team has always been great to deal with. Always ready to listen to our needs and requirements, a quality some recruiters do not appreciate or have, then advising where they can assist in our staff procurement. We look forward to working with Laura and Cityscape in the coming years.


Construction Recruitment FAQs

Here are answers to some questions that you may have.

At Cityscape Recruitment we have teams of consultants who find opportunities for construction professionals in the following sectors:

  • Main Contractor – Build
  • Fit Out and Refurbishment
  • Residential Development
  • Specialist Contract
  • Civil Engineering
  • Consultancy

Read more about our company here.

Our Residential Development team recruits for the very broad range of roles available in the Construction and Civil Engineering industries. From Quantity Surveyor to Technical Coordinator to Project Manager.

They can also recruit for the complete range of seniorities within these specialist areas. From Graduate roles, up to Heads of Departments and Managing Directors

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Our clients range from small, privately owned specialist contractors right up to top-tier PLCs responsible for shaping our country’s landscape. 

Some of our key clients are Statom Group, 8Build, AJ Morrisroe and Sons, VolkerFitzpatrick, Troy Group and Bellway Homes. 

Whatever your career aspirations may be, we will have the opportunities and the industry knowledge to share with you.

Our office is in Rickmansworth, West Hertfordshire. We are, therefore, best placed to provide recruitment services for London, the Home Counties, and the Southern Region of the country. However, we can and do recruit for the whole of the UK and have made many successful placements for construction professionals in the Midlands and the North and West regions of the country. 

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When you first contact us, be that through direct contact, responding to an advert or applying through our website, we will connect you with a consultant who works in your specialist area. 

Initially, they will arrange a meeting to talk through your CV and career history. They will encourage you to go into detail about your background and experiences, capabilities and responsibilities, personal circumstances and any other factors they feel are relevant to help them build up a well-rounded profile of you. 

We take extraordinary care in matching professionals to an opportunity – one that will help enhance their careers and a clients’ team. We therefore also use this meeting to empower you in your career. Using our extensive knowledge of the construction industry, we would provide in-depth overviews of businesses, projects and available roles, and guidance on where your strengths will add the most value and career potential. 

After this meeting, the consultant will speak to a number of their clients about you and your CV. Who they speak to can be either jointly agreed upon or you can trust the judgement and expertise of the consultant to contact clients they feel are the best fit for your experience and goals.

If any clients are interested in meeting with you, the consultant will manage the interview process, coaching you before any interviews if required. (Further guidance can be found here.)

If you are successful in receiving an offer(s), our consultant will communicate this with you and help to negotiate the offer(s) and any other terms of employment. 

Finally, we will support you in resigning from your current role, navigating potential counter offers and starting your new role.

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