Job Vacancies at Buckland Timber

ESTIMATOR

Job Description: Estimator (£25-£35k depending on experience)


Determining key variables for cost and other estimates

Gathering information from Drawings and other resources


Job brief

We are looking for an Estimator to prepare accurate estimates for projects by gathering information and analysing important metrics. You will be providing knowledge of cost and benefits that support profitable business decisions.

At Buckland as nearly every project is unique, you will need to draw on expertise from our in-house engineering team and be capable of problem solving and value engineering whilst pricing.

The ideal candidate will be thorough, have excellent numerical skills and an analytical mindset. You must also be able to manage and develop good relationships with key persons.

Previous experience and qualifications as listed below are helpful but not essential – at Buckland we aim to hire the person we think is best for the team, skills can always be taught.

Responsibilities

  • Understand the project/program and its requirements
  • Determine key variables for cost and other estimates
  • Gather information from Drawings and other resources
  • Conduct research to obtain data on, materials, production times etc.
  • Obtain and review offers and quotes by subcontractors or vendors
  • Create and submit estimate reports or bids to appropriate persons (project managers, clients, Etc)
  • Build relationships with key vendors (subcontractors, suppliers, engineers etc.)
  • Provide consultation on planning (schedules, manpower needs etc.)

Requirements

Previous experience and qualifications as listed below are helpful but not essential – at Buckland we aim to hire the person we think is best for the team, skills can always be taught.

  • Proven experience as estimator or similar position
  • Familiarity with financial and project management principles
  • Maths and IT ability with an analytical mindset
  • Good communication and negotiation abilities
  • BSc/BA in engineering, construction science or relevant discipline
  • Certified Professional Estimator (CPE) will be an asset

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN THIS ROLE?

Please contact Robin Nicholson, Director of Buckland Timber by sending your CV and a covering email to:

Robin@bucklandtimber.co.uk

CARPENTER

We are looking for a carpenter to join our small team at Buckland Timber.

We design, manufacture and install glulam frames, ranging from small extension structures or bespoke trusses to 25m+ span swimming pool or indoor riding arena structures. No two jobs are the same – we specialise in the more non standard end of glulam structures, including feature structures for airports and grand designs houses.

Initially this is a temporary approximately 3 month duration role, to suit a self employed carpenter, but is likely to develop into a full time role if the workload continues as currently.

We are looking for someone with the ability to work accurately to drawings, be able to deal with setting out of angles and radii and generally be able to hit the ground running as soon as possible.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN THIS ROLE?

Please contact Robin Nicholson, Director of Buckland Timber by sending your CV and a covering email to:

Robin@bucklandtimber.co.uk

FACTORY OPERATIVE

We are looking for extra workers to help manufacture glulam beams and structures at our factory in Crediton, Devon. The work is fairly physically demanding but quite varied and you would expect to work on different tasks throughout the day. We manufacture bespoke buildings so no two jobs are quite the same. We are looking for people who can be proactive in solving problems and looking ahead to carry out tasks with some degree of autonomy once trained in the work.

Ability to read drawings and do setting out and a forklift licence would be beneficial.

 

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Work activities include:

  • Clamping beams
  • Removal and planning
  • Potentially learn to grade and operate finger jointing line
  • After training loading/ and unloading lorries with forklift
  • Cutting beams to length and wrapping
  • Setting clamps to drawings
  • Sanding/ repairs on visual grade beams
  • Keeping the factory clean and tidy
  • Mixing glue/ cleaning glueing equipment

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Posted: 08/09/21

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN THIS ROLE?

Please contact Robin Nicholson, Director of Buckland Timber by sending your CV and a covering email to:

Robin@bucklandtimber.co.uk