Location idverde UK, Sutton Coldfield
Hours per week 40
Job Reference RAF0003850
Salary 25-35k
Application Deadline 30-11-2021
Job Type Permanent

About the role


  • To produce and lead the production of priced tenders and estimates that are accurate, comprehensive, competitive and returned within deadlines through cooperation with the delivery teams.
  • To establish and develop relationships with clients, architects, sales staff and operational directors. Accurate and timely production of estimates will help promote further tender invitations whilst providing clear commercial reports and price build ups to operational teams to help with project delivery.
  • The desired outcome being that idverde will achieve sufficient new work to enable the continued growth in accordance with our annual budgets and long term Business Plan.



  • Lead and manage the Estimating process to ensure work is undertaken with integrity to qualitative performance standards and in a timely manner, to ensure consistently accurate estimates are prepared and submitted to meet or exceed our business goals
  • Implement and, where possible, suggest improvements to the idverde UK Housebuilder estimating process through the introduction of, and mentoring in, the use of our bespoke tendering templates and systems
  • Review prospective opportunities to strengthen our bid and take advantage of any competitive edge
  • Take ownership of departmental administrative duties
  • Develop supply chain relationships through close contact with material suppliers and subcontractors where necessary
  • Ensure that the tender risks in relation to all contracts are correctly identified and accounted for in our bids and proposals
  • Responsible for leading and continually improving our internal handover process, ensuring it is followed and that pricing levels support our business goals
  • Plan and organise your work with a focus on meeting timely and qualitative objectives
  • Work as an independent member of the team, forging relationships with your direct line manager and other colleagues
  • Evaluate reasons for lost bids, utilising innovation to make improvements in future tender submissions
  • Lead and organise the finalisation of tenders before submission, in-line with company protocols as set out by your senior management colleagues

Work Efficiently, Leading

  • Contribute to the development of the inhouse SD Pro package for construction estimators across idverde’s UK business, developing the link between estimating and operations
  • Responsible for helping develop a consistent estimating process for construction across idverde UK Housebuilders’ businesses
  • Understand and operate focusing on the company’s financial procedures
  • Use and develop the CRM system for construction estimators across idverde’s UK business, developing the link between estimating and the sales team
  • Helping and supporting Junior members of the team in all aspects of estimating and administration

SHEQ Compliance

  • Understand the law relation to Health and Safety and understand and implement the Company’s Health and Safety policy
  • Responsible for your own health and safety and that of your colleagues, in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) and relevant EC directive
  • To ensure that all members of staff behave in a professional manner; wear the correct clothing, keep vehicles and machinery clean and well maintained and that sites and offices are kept clean and tidy at all times

Communication, Coaching & Mentoring

  • Coach colleagues across idverde’s UK business in the understanding of our Estimating processes
  • Work collaboratively with sales and operations to ensure that support is effectively provided to meet the needs of both the regional and UK business
  • Build effective, respectful relationships throughout the wider UK business
  • Work with external suppliers to ensure best value can be achieved in our bid preparation and follow on delivery

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (Define 2/3 main measurable performance outputs of the job i.e.: How will you know if the results have been achieved?)

  • Help the department meet overall targets set by the Sales Director
  • Submit the required number and value of tenders each month as directed by the Estimating Manager
  • Minimise the number of quality assurance points picked up by the Estimating Manager by focussing on maintaining high standards
  • Help the department achieve the planned milestone for the introduction of SD Pro and CRM

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS (These should describe only the essential skills and experience levels required to achieve the principal accountabilities of the job.)

  • An experienced Estimator who can cost estimate a range of soft landscaping, fencing and bespoke landscaping works
  • AND/OR a graduate in an engineering, construction or a mathematically based subject
  • Experience in the landscaping or wider construction industry would be beneficial
  • Excellent mathematical ability and analytical mind-set
  • A good understanding of risk management and commercial awareness
  • Experience with contractual structure, frameworks and contract negotiation
  • Strong IT ability and able to use various software packages (especially Excel)
  • Live within commutable distance of the Yorkshire or Manchester areas


  • This role requires a driven candidate with an enquiring mind
  • Confident communicator
  • Ability to work independently for long periods of time
  • Ability to work efficiently, structured and organised
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Articulate when talking to others to convey information effectively
  • High level of enthusiasm
  • Strong relationship building skills
  • An ability to plan ahead and manage time
  • Ability to manage when faced with numerous time sensitive deadlines


  • Competitive pay to match your skills and experience
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Access to our idverde Benefits Hub
  • Plus much more