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Estimator/Quantity Surveyor

Rochester Utilities
Rochester, Kent
£40k to £50k - Dependent on Experience
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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Contract Type
Quantity Surveyor, Cost Management
Chartered Surveyor, FRICS, MRICS
Business Type

The post is established to support RUL Commercial Management team, this is a key role for the company’s future development and success in delivering a continuous flow of new business and identifying future opportunities in both competitive tendering and design and build projects.


  • Compile and issue invitations to tender, analyse subcontractor quotations and make recommendations for placement of orders
  • Measure, price, negotiate and agree budgets and costs for variations to project scope
  • Tendering and Estimating
  • Check project costs are correct and raise/resolve queries where necessary.
  • Attend pre-contract meetings, and ensure timely completion of agreed actions.
  • Contribution and input in to implementing new methods to streamline and advance the Commercial reporting functions within the RUL business.
  • Carry out reconciliation of cost and value to date/forecast to keep the management team informed of project performances
  • Understanding of the contracts RUL are working to and are engaged to with Clients.
  • Attendance to monthly financial meetings with Company Directors
  • Representing Rochester Utilities brand as a market leading utility infrastructure provider
  • Ensuring the highest standards of Health and Safety to self and work colleagues.
  • Following Management instructions and challenging where they are not understood, or you believe they could be improved.
  • Dealing with both Clients and Sub-Contractors in a courteous and informative way Keeping your Team Leader/Management updated with your needs to ensure smooth work productivity.
  • Timely submission of all required documentation – holiday forms, etc.
  • Ensuring availability for training courses deemed relevant by Team Leader/Management
  • Knowledge of, and adherence to, applicable RUL Policies
  • Assist in the guidance and development of junior surveyors.
  • Undertaking various Ad hoc duties within the commercial team 

Knowledge & key skills


  • Relevant Industry experience within similar field
  • High Competence in Excel package
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Able to perform extensive tasks to tight deadlines.
  • Able to accurately follow instructions and challenge where required.
  • Commitment to working safely.
  • Willing to learn new skills and further develop within the commercial team.
  • Flexible in approach and able to assist other commercial areas when required.
  • Good working knowledge of Word, Power point packages
  • Self-motivated, detail orientated and very organised with an aptitude for working with numbers.
  • Experience in tender estimating


  • Hold a relevant degree (e.g. Quantity Surveying or Construction Management);
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Driving License (site visits may be required)
  • NEC/JCT Contract Experience

Critical Success Factors​​​​​​​

Is regarded as:

A key contributor to the success of Rochester Utilities

Determined, positive and professional. Flexible within commercial department

Demonstrates success by:

Successful commercial overview from start to completion on all schemes


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