Trainee Quantity Surveyor / Estimator

Taunton Fabrications are a highly respected architectural metal-work and bespoke steel fabrication specialist based in the southwest of England. Working across the region for over 30 years, we provide high quality products and services to main contractors, developers, and private clients.

A unique and exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Contracts and Estimating team. As a forward-thinking individual who is willing to progress and might have started their career by gaining or working towards the relevant BTEC HNC or Degree level qualification, or someone who can demonstrate experience and knowledge.

Role description:
Reporting to the Estimating Director you will be working with the estimating and contracts team producing accurate quotations and negotiating tenders with our clients. You will also be working closely with the contracts and design department at both pre-submission and post Order stage and through to contract completion. Responsibilities include assisting with the following:

  • Estimating architectural metalwork, secondary steelwork & structural steel
  • Reading architects and engineers drawings
  • Material takes off’s and tender summaries
  • Obtaining supplier quotations and negotiating
  • Preparing quotations to meet deadlines
  • Drafting detailed quotations
  • Liaising with clients to discuss the tender submissions
  • Quantifying material take offs and producing costs analysis for client approvals
  • Monthly job costing forecasts and analysis
  • Attending client meetings and occasional site visits
  • Assisting with monthly applications and final accounts
  • Working with other departments
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Good IT skills
  • Excellent communicator
  • Able to work well in a team and with good people skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Positive attitude to work with attention to detail
  • Flexible approach and able to prioritise tasks
Full time position

39.5 - 45 hours per week


28 days holiday including bank holidays.


£20,000 - £30,000 (Depending on experience)
Company Pension Scheme

Interested? Email CV to:

Chris Sampson, Estimating and Commercial Director