Estimator/Assistant QS

Boden Group Facilities provide general facilities maintenance and construction project work to the commercial sector as well as facilities maintenance services for the Ministry of Defence at multiple sites in the South West, based at Barnstaple or near Tiverton.

The purpose of the role is working as part of a team with the objective of securing profitable future workload for the business, utilising industry knowledge and commercial experience in conjunction with other members of the team to ensure that competitive bids are submitted to our customers.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Appraisal of tender documents
  • Preparation of material and sub-contract enquiries including selection of prospective subcontractors from our supply chain
  • Proactive supply chain management
  • Attending opportunity meetings with project team or other stakeholders
  • Visiting sites to identify site specific risks and other potential impacts
  • Preparing tender Bills of Quantities and analytical cost estimates, including preliminaries
  • Prepare budgets and cost plans
  • Adjudication and comparison of sub-contractor quotations
  • Initiate technical queries and ensure design sufficiently developed to ensure accurate costing
  • Risk management throughout the tender period and preparation of the tender Risk Register
  • Value engineering
  • Presentation of the tender to management at tender review meetings including the highlighting major commercial risks
  • Completion of tender documentation and submission of the tender
  • Ensure a smooth handover of the project to the Operations team
  • Contribute to Business Development

Technical Experience and Qualifications:


  • Working in a similar discipline within the construction or facilities management
  • Competent use of Microsoft packages e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Previous Estimating, Quantity Surveying and Schedule of Rates experience


  • Previous MOD sector experience

Skills Profile:

  • Sound technical and commercial abilities incl. strong numerical skills
  • Risk awareness
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a team member and on own initiative
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise and work to tight deadlines
  • Having a professional and committed approach to work
  • Having a flexible attitude to people
  • Presentation skills
  • Ability to plan and organise
  • Creative and innovative approach to problem solving
  • Ability to lead and develop others

Other Information:

The role is office-based, with some travel to client sites and head offices around the region 

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to:; previous applicants need not apply. 

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