Careers

Estimator - glazing

A new opportunity has arisen for an Estimator to join our commercial sales team at Prima Systems - an established specialist glazing and cladding contractor based in Nonington, near Dover.

The role will entail compiling detailed tenders and cost estimates for our varied commercial client base. This includes the preparation of take offs from client drawings and specifications, obtaining quotations and technical information from our supply partners, processing glazing through our supply chain partners software (Logikal, Augadata, Kawneer Pro, Sapa Logic etc.) as well as producing basic drawings either by hand or in AutoCAD.

Estimates will be produced using our own pricing grid spreadsheet and you will submit formal written quotations/tenders including supporting technical documents and Bills of Quantities where necessary.

You will develop a vast technical knowledgebase in order to provide clients with design advice and supporting technical literature and will also work closely with other members of the commercial team to establish agreed fixing methods and timings in order to produce accurate costings.

You will be expected to maintain estimate records on the company intranet once the quote/tender has been submitted and will be required to liaise with our clients on any follow up pricing or technical queries.

As the role develops and you gain experience, you will arrange and attend site visits (mainly on refurbishment projects) and pre-start meetings to determine project requirements.

The role will be predominantly based at our head office in Nonington (near Dover) however you may be required to travel to construction sites across the South East therefore a clean UK driving licence is essential and access to your own vehicle would be beneficial.

The successful candidates will be required to have a satisfactory DBS check.

Requirements

Essential

    • English and Maths GCSE, grade C or higher
    • Arithmetic skills
    • HIgh level of computer literacy including MS Word and MS Excel (Google Docs/Sheets)
    • Good communication skills (verbal and written)
    • Methodical approach
    • Organisation and planning skills
    • Team player mentality
    • Excellent attention to detail

Desirable

    • Industry and/or fenestration specific knowledge is desirable and more weighting will be given to experienced candidates (ability to read architectural drawings, knowledge of current building regulations, etc.)
    • CSCS/Q card
What we expect from you?
Salary

Salary, working hours and benefits

  • Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week (this may increase depending on project requirements)
  • Salary is dependent on previous experience (£17,000 - £25,000) + team performance commission (after successfully passing 3 month review)
  • Annual leave of 28 days inc. Bank Holidays
  • Pension contributions
How to apply

Unless otherwise stated, to apply for a role please submit a copy of your CV along with a covering letter to recruitment@primasystems.co.uk or write to:

Prima Systems (SE) Ltd
The Old Malt House,
Easole Street,
Nonington,
Dover
CT15 4HF

Please also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly. Any appointment is subject to the satisfactory outcome of a basic criminal record check.

Site Logistics

A opportunity has arisen in the Site Logistics department at Prima Systems - an established specialist glazing and cladding contractor based in Nonington, near Dover.

The role involves working alongside our external installation teams and internal order processing team to ensure all materials are dispatched and delivered to site correctly and on time. You will be based primarily on live construction sites and will require the ability to navigate around a site safely so experience of the environment is preferred. The other aspect of the role will be to deliver and receipt in material returns at our Head Office.

Requirements

The role will include the following tasks and duties:

  • Taking deliveries from suppliers, both on site and in the yard
  • Distribution of materials to locations, both on site and in the yard
  • Delivery of materials from the yard to various sites across the South East including the subsequent loading out of materials to specific locations around the site
  • Updating of web based order/dispatch software (alongside the procurement team)
  • Working alongside installation teams undertaking general labouring and installation duties (training will be provided)
  • Relocating site returns to stores and advising the procurement team of each items description and quantities.
What we expect from you?
  • At least some basic construction knowledge
  • A full, clean driving licence
  • A current CSCS card
  • Ability to read and understand construction drawings (to a basic level) to enable navigation around the site
  • Forklift licence (training can be provided)
  • Excellent communication skills in order to convey important information to the client’s site teams
  • Some IT skills (basic use and understanding)
  • Initiative and the ability to prioritise workload
  • Able to work within a busy team environment
  • Physical fitness is required due to the nature of the role
  • The successful candidates will be required to have a satisfactory DBS check.
Salary
  • Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week (this may increase depending on project requirements)
  • Salary meets minimum wage + team performance commission (after successfully passing 3 month review)
  • Annual leave of 28 days inc. Bank Holidays
  • Pension contributions.
How to apply

Unless otherwise stated, to apply for a role please submit a copy of your CV along with a covering letter to recruitment@primasystems.co.uk or write to:

Prima Systems (SE) Ltd
The Old Malt House,
Easole Street,
Nonington,
Dover
CT15 4HF

Please also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly. Any appointment is subject to the satisfactory outcome of a basic criminal record check.