Reference : GBR00748


  • Sales
  • United Kingdom Dundee
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 03/05/2021

Position description

Estimator - Self Build

To be based in our Self Build Centre in Dundee

This position is working for Scotframe, part of the Saint-Gobain group, global winners of the TOP EMPLOYER award for 6 consecutive years (2016-2021)

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual with experience in the Timber Frame Industry and/or in the self-build industry to join our Scotframe Family. Scotframe manufactures and supplies full timber frame housing kits in the UK and is a market leader in closed panel systems used extensively for new build homes in Scotland and England.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a detail oriented Estimator to join our well established estimating team and play a pivotal role in supporting the growth of our business and providing a first class service to our customers.

Your responsibilities will include...

  • Providing accurate, detailed quotations for the supply of timber frame kits and associated materials in line with clients’ drawings and specifications
  • Producing competitive quotations at given margins to sustain and grow the business and support the achievement of sales targets
  • Managing pipeline and approach to each project in agreement with the sales team to ensure that opportunities are prioritised, workload is managed and response timescales are achieved
  • Liaising with technical and production departments to ensure projects progress through the system from order to delivery
  • Attending pre and post contract meetings as required
  • Attending self-build and trade shows to represent the company
  • Maintaining weekly record of workload and achievement

What kind of person are we looking for?

We are looking for a detail oriented, energetic individual who cares deeply about customers and is prepared to go the extra mile to deliver a fantastic experience for the customer

You must have experience of a fast moving estimating department and an understanding of the principles of timber frame construction and building industry requirements

Good business and commercial awareness, preferably gained from similar industry

The ability to identify and implement performance goals, priorities and recommend measures

Be able to translate technical language into simple terms

Have strong communication skills at all levels, both written and verbal coupled with IT and numeracy skills

Have the ability to demonstrate initiative and spot and highlight concerns and the ability to work on your own or as part of a team


Experience of CAD based drawing packages and knowledge of Building Regulations and thermal design requirements, coupled with good problem solving abilities and the ability to lead and influence within a team are desirable

What are the benefits?

In addition to a competitive base salary plus an attractive bonus scheme, you will benefit from a significant focus on your own personal development and also have access to:

  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities.
  • A defined contribution pension scheme.
  • 33 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • As an employee you are automatically covered by the Saint-Gobain Life Assurance Scheme.
  • Staff discounts on high street and leisure activities and various other benefits.


We are an inclusive employer and keen to hire talented people regardless of their background, abilities, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, what football team you support, taste in music, fashion sense or anything else that makes you, you!



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