About Toppesfield

Founded by Chairman Matthew Pryor in 2004, Toppesfield has grown from strength to strength and has risen to its current position as the UK’s largest independent surfacing contractor. Delivering projects nationwide, Toppesfield is the first name in surfacing, no matter what the size, sector, or location.

Here at Toppesfield, our goal is to continually raise the benchmark for surfacing and associated services to the highest possible standard, thereby enhancing our position as contractor for choice for all surfacing works. We have created over 300 jobs, established seven regional offices and achieving an estimated turnover of £110 million and pride ourselves on the impeccable standards of workmanship that has delivered year on year growth.

Job Types: Full time, permanent

Salary: Competitive

Location: Derby

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Trainee Estimator who will work alongside and support our dynamic Sales team, you will benefit from working within a supportive learning environment ensuring your personal development and opportunity to progress.

Reporting to the Estimating Manager you will fulfil a range of duties including: –

Key Responsibilities

  • Analysing drawings and determine specifications of tender requests
  • Arrange site visits where required and have full consideration for the quotation elements such as labour and materials, risks or provide commercial opportunities
  • Carry out take-off measurements via drawings and directly onsite
  • Supporting and learning how to job cost and calculate the price of time, labour and materials and ensuring the prompt submission of estimates to clients
  • Ensuring company’s position on onerous terms and conditions is maintained
  • Identifying, and bringing to the attention of Estimating Manager, onerous terms and seeking directions for dealing with them
  • Maintaining an up-to-date resource database to ensure estimates are accurate
  • Developing relationships with customers, suppliers, and clients
  • Prepare Tender packages and liaise and negotiating with suppliers and sub-contractors
  • Maintaining a working knowledge of subcontractors and ensuring that estimates are based upon approved and competent suppliers
  • Ensuring clear and concise records are maintained
  • General administrative support to the estimating department where necessary
  • Keeps up to date with new aspects of job role and is actively interested in improving the department/business
  • Knowledgeable in the market in which the company operates, including an awareness of competitors and clients alike

Our Benefits

  • Enhanced Maternity/ Paternity / Adoption Leave
  • Up to 25 days Annual Leave + Bank Holidays
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee Volunteering Programme
  • Annual Leave Purchase Scheme
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Supportive working culture and future progression opportunities
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Birthday Bonus
  • Discount Portal
  • Company Social Events

Contact Toppesfield

Please email careers@toppesfield.com to ask a member of our team about working at Toppesfield or the opportunities that are currently available. We’re always happy to talk to potential candidates.