Job Title: Estimator

Location: Poole, Dorset

Company Overview:
We are a leading recruitment firm currently seeking a highly skilled Estimator for a client in the joinery and furniture making industry. This is an exciting opportunity to work both on-site and at our client’s Head Office in Dorset. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in managing project costs, coordinating production schedules, and ensuring deadlines are met with the highest quality standards.

Main Responsibilities:

Cost Management: Oversee project costs from the receipt of order through to final account.
Programme Coordination: Manage production schedules to ensure deadlines are met and quality is maintained.
Customer Care: Deliver exceptional customer service and maintain high levels of professionalism.

Key Tasks:

– Acknowledge and process tender enquiries.
– Prepare and distribute enquiries to sub-contractors and suppliers.
– Organise and attend site visits and meetings.
– Review tender documents and address queries with clients or architects.
– Prepare and submit tenders, and negotiate with client representatives as needed.
– Communicate with the Estimating/Contracts Director on significant projects.
– Liaise with the Accounts Manager for new client credit checks.
– Coordinate production team meetings.
– Monitor and report on production schedules.
– Ensure effective communication between departments and clients.
– Manage subcontractor orders, evaluations, and insurances.
– Prepare monthly valuations, invoices, and weekly labour forecasts.
– Coordinate snag-free handovers with the Site Manager.
– Confirm and report all project variations and reconcile costs.
– Prepare and agree final accounts with clients.
– Maintain comprehensive project records and documentation.

Other Duties:

– Cooperate with management on health and safety matters.
– Follow all policies, procedures, and safe working methods.
– Undertake necessary training to maintain competence.
– Report any incidents, accidents, or property damage.
– Use equipment responsibly and take care of yourself and others.
– Perform additional tasks as required within the role’s remit.

Candidate Profile:
The ideal candidate will have significant industry experience in the joinery and furniture making sector. A strong background in cost estimation, production coordination, and client relationship management is essential. Confidence in managing project costs and a commitment to delivering high-quality customer care are critical.

How to Apply:
If you are a dedicated professional with the required skills and experience in the joinery and furniture making industry, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your CV and a cover letter detailing your suitability for the role.


Broadreach Group is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.