Role Overview:

In a Nutshell…

We have a fantastic opportunity for an Estimator to join our team within Vistry Northern Home Counties, at our office in Milton Keynes. 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
  • Successful applicants will have previous 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
  • Strong commitment to achieving deadlines
  • Delegate work activities where require
  • Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials
  • Willing to work extra to meet deadlines as and when the business needs require it


  • Roads and sewers and infrastructure
  • S106
  • Having house building / residential experience
  • Working knowledge of Estimating software
  • Working knowledge of Bluebeam measurement software

More about the Estimator role…

  • Provide priced appraisals cost plans to support land bid submissions with updates generally set at pre planning and start on site stages.
  • Development of a measurement and pricing strategy using agreed templates.
  • Attendance at opportunity launch, mid-tender, settlement, and handover meetings with land DEPT.
  • Attending site visits with pre-construction team members.
  • Preparation of proposed supply chain enquiry schedules in conjunction with the buying team as required.
  • Pre-enquiry communication with key supply chain partners as required.
  • Internal take off and measurement utilising Bluebeam software or other software as may be introduced to complete tasks.
  • Maintain working relationships with our local and national supply chains with meetings as necessary to support the Estimating process.
  • Completion of design, specification, and value engineering reviews.
  • Undertaking reviews of Build cost inflation considerations for existing sites using BCIS indices.
  • Preparing job pricing comparisons and resources for settlement meetings.
  • Completion of project CSA as required.
  • Provide input into post tender clarifications and negotiations.
  • Attendance at Client / Stakeholder meetings as required.
  • Preparing documentation for handover meetings to production and commercial teams.
  • Review site constraints, risks, and opportunities in conjunction with the land team along with cost mitigation strategies.
  • Review Planning / S106 requirements assessing any financial implications.
  • Updating Section 106 cost to complete with indexation recognition as part of CVR process.
  • Develop a strategy with the team and manage the measure and financial element of the development.
  • Supporting value engineering or negotiating exercises where required.
  • Financial modelling of cost and revenue streams to determine funding requirements of each development.
  • Maintaining library of build costs for the pricing templates notably covering core costs for housing costs but of course all other items.

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: Building 7,Caldecotte Lake Business Park, Milton Keynes, MK7 8JU

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