Designer and Estimator

Location Knowsley
Discipline: Sales & Commercial
Salary: £25,000-£32,000
Job ref: 009404
Published: 15 days ago

We are looking for a Designer & Estimator to produce furniture design, layouts and pricing for quotations in the Interiors business in Knowsley.

 

As a Designer & Estimator you will be primarily responsible for creating designs on Revit and AutoCad ensuring product availability, lead times and stock utilisation are considered. 

 

Excellent communication and administration skills are required to put together best value solutions and ensure all work is logged, recorded and analysed correctly. Effective liaising with the commercial and project teams as well as other internal departments such as the Central Bid team is also necessary. 

 

Role Details 

  • Salary: £25,000- £32,000 
  • Role based: Knowsley, LS4 9JG 
  • Contract type: Permanent, 
  • Annual leave: 25 plus bank holidays 

 

Role Responsibilities 

  • Achieve order numbers are determined by the KPI’s for Interiors business. 
  • Foster and develop strong client relationships to ensure a quality service. 
  • Produce accurate, estimated quotations to often tight deadlines to meet customers' requirements involving discussions with Hire Centres, Clients, and other Building Services teams as necessary. Budget prices or offline quotations to be produced along with a full pricing schedule. 
  • Liaise with sub-contractor to finalise designs and solutions and to keep up to date with the latest products, regulations and technology 
  • Communicate with Building Services and contractors to ensure project specific co-ordinated drawings are produced. 
  • Follow up on live opportunities with Hire Centres where relevant building service products are not included on the quotation to understand the client’s project and recommend potential relevant building service solutions that can be added. 
  • Direct influence on projected margin of opportunities, providing comprehensive advice to Hire Centres over costing implications and be involved with pricing decisions on quotations to maximise profit. 

 

Benefits & Opportunities 

  • Option to buy 5 days of annual leave 
  • Working flexibly principles 
  • Contributory pension 
  • Annual bonus 
  • A range of dedicated health and wellbeing services 
  • Employee assistance programme 
  • A chance to give back to your community with an annual Volunteering Day Off 
  • Fully funded professional qualifications and membership 
  • Cycle to Work Scheme 
  • Employee Benefits Program (Discounts at 100s of shops, gyms, restaurants and even holidays!) 

There is also great opportunity for career progression within Portakabin! 

 

Our Ideal Candidate 

We are looking for someone who has: 

  • Experience gained in a design/technical role and established Auto CAD and Revit experience. 
  • GCSE Maths and English at Grade 4 or above 
  • Full UK driving licence. 

Even if you do not match all of our ‘ideal’ criteria we would still be very keen to receive your CV as we love developing our people and may feel that you could be developed into this role. 

 

About Portakabin 

As innovators in the science of building, we provide modular buildings for hire and sale, as well as supplying refurbished buildings and construction site accommodation. We deliver building solutions for organisations of any size, in sectors ranging from manufacturing, education and health to transport, utilities and construction. 

Portakabin remains in the ownership of the York based Shepherd family and now employs more than 2,000 people across ten European countries. 

As an equal opportunities employer, Portakabin is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective colleagues. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and perspectives and hire great people to build talented and diverse teams. 

We are committed to making reasonable adjustments throughout the application, recruitment, and onboarding processes for candidates that require additional support and/or adjustments to be made. 

 
 

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy. Portakabin is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective colleagues. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and perspectives and hire great people to build talented and diverse teams. 

We are committed to making reasonable adjustments throughout the application, recruitment, and onboarding processes for candidates that require additional support and/or adjustments to be made. If you are having any difficulty applying, please contact our recruitment team on resourcing@portakabin.com