Group Estimator/Scheduler

What you'll be doing?



Supporting the business and our divisional offices, our Head Office functions cover all departments from our Executive Board through to our support functions such as Group Design and Technical, HR, Health and Safety, IT, Sales and Marketing, Commercial, Procurement, Group Finance, Corporate Affairs, as well as Legal and Company Secretariat. We also have a specialised function - Barratt Partnerships.

While the work varies from team to team, our key requirements don't: you must be well organised, extremely helpful and resourceful, and able to use your initiative. You'll understand that what you do is important, and impacts on your team, the department, and the wider business.

Reporting to the Group Surveying Manager, you will be responsible for providing the Groups 27 operating divisions of Barratt Homes, David Wilson Homes and Ward Homes with detailed electronic bills of quantities and materials schedules for the Commercial and Procurement functions.

You will be expected to:

  • Support and Liaise with divisional Commercial departments to optimise business performance and ensure timely and prioritised production of bills of quantities and materials schedules
  • Produce accurate take-offs for houses and apartments and transfer them to our estimating system
  • Produce accurate materials schedules for use during the procurement process. Elements include roof timbers and first and second fix materials.
  • Complete all allocated sites within an appropriate time scale and maintain a consistent high standard of work
  • Work and communicate as a team to ensure the consistency and accuracy of all BoQs produced within the department
  • Apply problem solving skills where there is a shortfall of information within issued working drawings or attached specification of work and pass on any relevant knowledge to other colleagues
  • Provide an efficient and effective service to the divisions for general information or specific enquiries
  • Able to read and interpret working drawings and be able to confidently discuss with the divisional technical teams.





What you'll need?


To be successful in the role, we are looking for:

  • The ability to manage and prioritise your own workload and time with minimal direction within a team environment
  • Previous experience of estimating, scheduling and general surveying systems (particularly COINs) is preferred, but not essential
  • Knowledge of construction methods (particularly in the house building sector) preferred, but not essential
  • The ideal candidate should have a good knowledge and user ability of Microsoft Office packages such as Excel and Outlook
  • Have excellent communication skills and the drive to influence staff at all levels.




Our Company and Benefits


We've been nationally recognised as a 5 star house builder twelve years in a row for supplying high-quality homes for all generations. That's more than any other major house builder. It's because we combine the brightest minds, the latest technology, and a genuine commitment to putting customers first. We want the best people in the industry to help us shape the future of building. We have tailored opportunities for apprentices, graduates, experienced professionals and ex-Armed Forces personnel to come and help us stay one step ahead, and build the homes that Britain needs.

We are building an organisation where anyone with drive and talent can pursue the career they want. We are building a culture where anyone, regardless of gender, race, sexuality, disability, background or any other characteristic,can progress and be proud to work for us.

As part of working for Barratt Developments PLC and specifically for this role we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Competitive Bonus Scheme
  • Annual Medical Health Assessment
  • Private Medical Insurance - Single Cover
  • 26 days' holiday (increase by 1 day for every 3 years' continuous service up to 29 days)
  • Choice of Flexible Benefits
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies




Posted
04/28/2022
Location
UK, UK, UK