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The Business

Return Property Services is a fast-growing construction and refurbishment company located in West Hampstead, London. Our office is a fun place to be and that’s mainly because everyone in the team believes in the mission and is seriously good at what they do. Our growth and ambitious plans now require a full-time Junior Estimator/Buyer to join the team.


As a junior estimator, you will produce priced tenders that are accurate, clearly detailed, competitive and returned within deadlines.

As a junior buyer, you will assist in the procurement of construction-based materials, hired in plant and services for the company.

It is desirable that you have prior experience in working with refurbishment, fit out, and planned maintenance projects with values of £20k to £500k. Our Clients are Corporate & Commercial Landlords, Chartered Surveyors, and Property Managers. Construction & Development knowledge would be useful.


  • £25000 – £30000 Salary
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Pension
  • Holiday
  • Staff training


Estimating, including:

  • Tendering/Budget/Cost Plans
  • Carefully inspect tender documentation.
  • Work on traditional Plan and Specification and Design and Build Contracts
  • Carry out site inspections for measurements
  • Provide a detailed “take-off” and Bill of Quantities (BQ)
  • Rate build-ups to be checked and amended where necessary.
  • Issue & monitor enquiry process and dates for quote returns
  • Oversee or complete the quote analysis comparison and make a selection for inclusion in the priced tender.
  • Assess individual rates and prices, amend, create new or insert from material and subcontract quotes.
  • Updating estimating system with the current prices for material and labour

Buying, including;

  • Sourcing and ordering materials, hired in plant and site services.
  • Logistical planning of deliveries and services to accommodate the site management teams.
  • Work with the Estimating Department arranging material, site services and subcontract costs for tenders.
  • Sourcing and developing the supply chain, products and innovations that save time and reduce the cost to the business through added value and value engineering
  • Review of Pre-qualification Questionnaires
  • Other role-related activities


  • Degree or Higher National Certificate in Construction/Building, or equivalent.
  • Previous estimating/buying experience desirable

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