Role Overview:

In a Nutshell…

We have an exciting opportunity for an Estimator to join our team within Vistry North East, at our office in Newcastle Upon Tyne. As our Estimator, you will be involved in producing land appraisals and will require experience in pricing a range of housing developments varying in complexity. The candidate will be capable of working on their own initiative and closely with the land team and will be responsible for maintaining a competitive cost database.


We are pleased to say, this role can accommodate agile working arrangements.


Let’s cut to the chase, what’s in it for you…

  • Competitive basic salary and annual bonus
  • Company car, car allowance or travel allowance
  • Agile working possible (dependent on role)
  • Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Private Healthcare
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Competitive contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance – 4 x your annual salary
  • Share incentive schemes
  • Employee rewards portal with many more benefits…

In return, what we would like from you…

  • Behave in line with our company values – Integrity, Caring and Quality
  • Have or be working towards a minimum of an HNC in Building or equivalent
  • Internal BOQ production
  • House Building experience, or have gained experience within the Construction Industry
  • Be computer literate
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships
  • Strong commitment to achieving deadlines
  • Able to work efficiently on own initiative, prioritising as necessary
  • A full driving licence
  • Positive attitude towards
  • teamwork
  • Delegate work activities where required
  • Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials


  • Roads and sewers and infrastructure
  • S106
  • Having house building / residential experience
  • Highly fluent in the application of Excel
  • Working knowledge of Bluebeam measurement software

More about the Estimator role…

  • Initial appraisal of the tender opportunity for accuracy and completeness.
  • Development of a measurement and pricing strategy.
  • Attendance at opportunity launch, mid-tender, settlement and handover meetings.
  • Attending site visits with pre-construction team members.
  • Preparation of proposed supply chain enquiry schedules in conjunction with the buying team.
  • Pre-enquiry communication with key supply chain partners.
  • Submission of lump sum and BOQ supply chain enquiries utilising ConQuest Estimating software.
  • Internal take off and measurement utilising Bluebeam software.
  • Internal BOQ production.
  • Highly fluent in the application of Excel
  • Arranging key supply chain tender review meetings.
  • Maintain working relationships with our local and national supply chains.
  • Completion of design, specification and value engineering reviews.
  • Coordinating pricing in conjunction with design information provided by the D&C team.
  • Coordinating pricing in conjunction with the Planner.
  • Undertaking subcontractor and material supplier quotation analysis, ensuring compliance and competitiveness.
  • Undertaking fixed price analysis.
  • Preparing job pricing comparisons and resources for settlement meetings.
  • Completion of project CSA.
  • Provide any supporting information for the quality submission.
  • Provide input into post tender clarifications and negotiations.
  • Attendance at Client / Stakeholder meetings as required.
  • Provide continual pricing updates following the tender submission.
  • Preparing documentation for handover meetings to production and commercial teams.
  • Secure land opportunities within our market sector and geographic operational area to generate development work and contracting opportunities.
  • Undertake appraisals for development sites based on information provided.
  • Review site constraints, risks and opportunities in conjunction with the D&C team and cost mitigation strategies.
  • Review Planning / S106 requirements assessing any financial implications.
  • Develop a strategy with the team and manage the measure and financial element of the development.
  • Supporting value engineering or negotiating exercises where required.
  • Update financial appraisal at key stages of the development process – including offer stage, acquisition approval, planning application and planning approval stages.
  • Financial modelling of cost and revenue streams to determine funding requirements of each development.

Finally, let’s tell you a bit more about us…

We’re Vistry Group, the UK’s leading provider of affordable mixed-tenure homes. Our core values of integrity, caring, and quality shape all we do; our partnership-led approach helps us build sustainable communities where they’re needed most.

You’re probably familiar with our unmatched portfolio of brands: Linden Homes, Bovis Homes, and Countryside Homes. We also have Vistry Works, our timber frame manufacturing operation, and Vistry Services, our support functions. Together, we build more than homes, so there’s nowhere better to build your career. We’re proud that our culture sees everyone treated fairly and respectfully, with diversity and inclusion a top priority and reasonable adjustments provided during the application process. Join us in making Vistry.



Job Type: Permanent – Full Time
Location Detail: 2 Esh Plaza,Sir Bobby Robson Way, Great Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE13 9BA

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