Junior Estimator – Business Development

Department: Business Development

Main Location: Braintree

Reports to: Steelwork & Projects Estimator

Direct Reports: None

The Main Purpose of the Job:

To support the Steelwork & Projects Estimator in preparing technical and commercial responses to a variety of customer enquiries.

Duties Include:

  • Interpret customer drawings and specifications to understand the requirement relating to an enquiry.
  • Check customer requirements against available product types.
  • Utilise the company‚Äôs pricing system (MS Excel based) to compile quotations for telecoms, lighting and special projects.
  • Liaise with subcontractors, suppliers and internal procurement to check costings where required.
  • Ensure that outgoing quotations meet correct quality standards and profit margin requirements.
  • Assist with budgeting for orders incoming to the business compiling summaries of the costs that were allowed for during the quotation process.
  • Assist in handing over orders to the operational delivery team.
  • Other duties appropriate to the level of this role.



  • Ability to read technical drawings and specifications.
  • Enthusiastic, proactive and organised individual with good use of initiative.
  • Qualifications in Mathematics – to GCSE (or equivalent level) or above – demonstrating a strong numerical skillset.
  • Computer literate; conversant in the use of Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to both technical and non-technical clients.
  • Strong written and spoken English language skills.
  • Competent with the use of web browsing tools for online research purposes.
  • Some previous experience of pricing, costing or quoting.

Beneficial (Not Essential):

  • Prior experience in estimating steelwork fabrication is beneficial but not essential.

Company Benefits:

  • Company pension
  • Perkbox discounts
  • Holiday buy scheme
  • Healthshield

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