at Had Fab

Trainee Estimator

Due to continued growth, we are currently recruiting for an Trainee Estimator to join our team in Tranent, East Lothian, Scotland

Scope of Role

The purpose of role of a trainee estimator in Had Fab is to assist the team in converting customer enquiries and opportunities into winning business proposals by quoting pricing, delivery and commercial terms for products and services which meet the client requirements.

The trainee estimator is part of a team who work together led by the Estimating Manager to deliver proposals in the agreed timescales and to the level of quality expected by the management team.

The job holder will receive training and developmental opportunities to progress to full Estimator/Account Manager responsibilities.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supporting and assisting the team members in preparing successful bids
  • Collecting and gathering information used to produce estimates.
  • Identifying and evaluating technical issues related to a particular project.
  • Negotiating and obtaining best prices and quotes from suppliers / subcontractors
  • Liaise efficiently with clients, contractors, and management.
  • Researching the cost of items i.e. materials, transport, labour etc
  • Working with the team to continually improve processes and capabilities.
  • Attend meetings when required.

Authorities, Interface, Reporting and Supervision

  • Line report to the Estimating Manager
  • Liaise with the Operations Manager
  • Interface with designers and wider commercial team

Health, Safety & Environment

  • Ensure that safety and environmental aspects are considered as part of the estimating process
  • Comply with applicable requirements of the HSE system
  • Maintain a high standard in HSE attitude and behavior
  • Report any observed unsafe actions and conditions

Skills, Knowledge and Attributes

  • Formal qualification in an engineering discipline
  • Expert knowledge of use of Word documents and spreadsheets
  • Cost modelling
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent level of numeracy
  • Good verbal and communication skills
  • Results orientated.

This is a permanent position for the right candidate.

  • Competitive Salary, negotiable depending on experience.
  • Good benefits
  • Variety of work
  • Long term employment opportunity

Hours are:  Mon-Thurs 8.00am to 16.30pm and Friday 8.00am to 15.30pm.

If this is the opportunity you are looking for, please send your CV and covering letter to

Tranent, East Lothian.

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