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Work location: Malvern

Division: Living

Reporting to: Pre-Construction Manager

Type: Full time

Who we are

Speller Metcalfe is on a mission… and it’s a simple one. We want to build a sustainable company at the forefront of construction – one that is built with a people-first approach in mind.

As a family business with nearly 30 years’ experience under our belts, our focus is not just getting you through the door, but developing your skills to support a long-term career with us. We’re proud of our high levels of staff retention and with staff at the very heart of our company, you’re never just a cog in the machine, but someone who can truly have an impact on how we do business.

Our background

Established in 1995 by Steve Speller and Andy Metcalfe, their vision was to develop a business at the cutting edge of construction, built upon an ethos of family values which are reflected in everything we do.

Now one of the UK’s leading regional contractors, we predominantly work across the Midlands and South West regions. With offices in Malvern and Wolverhampton, we deliver a range of public and private sector projects from £250k up to £30 million across a numbers of fields including education, healthcare, residential and leisure.


The job

Due to business growth, we are seeking a new Estimator join our Living team, based out of our Malvern office. Our specialist Living division has a long history of building high quality homes for a variety of schemes including shared ownership and private sales as well as acquiring land.

Reporting to the Pre-Construction Manager, in this role you will complete accurate cost estimates for construction projects through developing, evaluating, compiling, and presenting the scope of work and cost data for construction bids.

This is a ‘blended working’ role split between home and sites, working onsite (office or sites) approximately 3 days per week.

How You’ll Contribute

In these busy roles, you will:

  • Assist with PQQ submissions, review tender launch documents and lead Tender Launch meetings
  • Measure or coordinate the measure of tender drawings to meet the tender deadline
  • Identify risks and opportunities, recording risks on the tender risk register
  • Attend tender design review meetings in order to ensure the bid team achieve the most economically advantageous bid
  • Assist the planner in producing draft preliminaries where required in line with the tender programme
  • Liaise with planners, design managers and pre-construction managers to deliver innovative solutions
  • Assess build costs, technical constraints, planning advice, programme, specifications
  • Value engineering – provide advice and costs associated with value engineering proposals for the scheme
  • Provide data to supply chain management as necessary
  • Obtain tender feedback and provide input in post tender queries/negotiations
  • Organise and prepare Tender Handover meeting and related documentation
  • Assist with the Cost Library and provide cost plan support to external consultants

Who are we looking for?

To be successful in these roles you will bring your enthusiasm and determination as well as:


  • Experience as an Estimator building homes within the construction industry
  • Experience of tender processes for public projects

Core Behaviours which will help you to be successful in this role include:

  • Being a Team player
  • Capable of Driving for results
  • Being Open and able to embrace change


What’s in it for you?

As well as a competitive salary, increasing holiday benefits and access to private healthcare, we offer a number of other benefits for our staff.


Sound interesting?

Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our values, we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute. Our mission has always been to encourage, develop and combine the individual talents of our staff, and we welcome and encourage staff from all backgrounds and abilities.

We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know.

If you don’t meet all the criteria, but are still interested in joining us, email us your CV anyway! It’s always good to hear from people who can bring their enthusiasm and desire to learn to our team.