Small Works Estimator

Location: LE3 1HR |
Salary: £45,000 |
Posted: 14 May 2024 |
Closes: 11 Jun 2024 |
Job Type: Full Time and Permanent |
Business Unit: UK Facilities Management |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 15756

Role Responsibility:



Salary: £45,000 per annum

Working Hours:  Permanent, Full Time, 40 hours per week (Mon - Fri)

Location: Leicester, LE3 1HR


Excellent Company benefits including Contributory Pension and Company Car


About us

As a leading Facilities Management company, G4S FM improves the lives of millions of people across the UK and Ireland. Creating a clean, safe, healthy and secure environment for people to work in is vital. Our Facilities Management teams work with some of the most important Government contracts, hospitals and schools. You will be making a difference, enabling and supporting these core businesses.


Within your role at G4S, you will be valued and supported, and provided with first class training and competitive benefits.

The Tower Hamlets Schools (THS) PFI Contract covers 24 schools in East London and is part of a wider PFI contract, covering Facilities Management contracts in London and the Midlands. G4S FM provides full Lifecycle replacement and mechanical and electrical system (M&E) services across these 24 schools as part of the Tower Hamlets PFI Contract.


About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Small Works Estimator to join our friendly team working on the Tower Hamlets School (THS) PFI contract. This is a full time role working 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

The role of a Small Works Estimator is to provide commercial and Quantity Surveying support to the projects function of the Education Sector. The Small Works Estimator will support the Education Sector with all aspects of change management (variations) ensuring the complete lifecycle of a change request is owned and managed in line with the specific contractual obligations of each Education contract.



  • To work on assigned tasks and duties independently and understand the requirements of what the project requires using previous experience and knowledge, to lead on assigned projects and tasks whilst being responsible for channels of communication with the Quantity Surveyor, subcontractors and the client.
  • To control the financial spend of project work by assessing the requirements of the role and then organising all stakeholders to ensure smooth delivery of the project on time and on budget.
  • Whilst not a budget holder this role to be responsible for controlling and monitoring the spend of projects and then reporting this on a regular basis to the Commercial Manager.
  • To assist in managing the financial risk of project work for the client by using previous knowledge and through liaising with the Commercial Manager to advise the client on how best to spend their budget. 
  • To assist in the tendering process to ensure value for money is achieved for the client, liaising with the PMO to ensure value for money on projects and budgets where applicable.
  • To appoint suppliers including contractual and commercial terms ensuring best value, contractual terms and conditions and SLA requirements are achieved.
  • To manage supplier accounts - application/certification/payment.
  • To be responsible for uploading commercial records to the G4S QMS system ensuring all records and reports are available.
  • To record/present commercial information to the finance team to allow accurate forecasting/records.
  • To record/present commercial information to Project Managers.
  • To report on contractual performance and commercial service in relation to change management
  • To attend client meetings in support of the Commercial Manager, where appropriate act as client liaison.
  • To establish and maintain good responsive communication with the customer and other stakeholders.
  • To update the client of any key changes to materials or strategic contractors.
  • To ensure effective financial and commercial management practices are used in accordance with company guidelines and procedures.
  • To comply with controls for supply chain expenditure.
  • To demonstrate knowledge of the contract ensuring that the operational team and commercial team correctly identify and price contract project proposals and variations.
  • To assist in the review of contracts with operational staff to highlight shortfalls and cost overruns.
  • To assist in the formation and agreement of final accounts in support of the Commercial Manager and on your own projects through measure with the Client and their team, and with the Supply Chain to maximise opportunity.
  • To provide ad hoc support on commercial matters as required.
  • To assist in providing and developing a highly effective Quantity Surveying function.


The duties and responsibilities listed within this job description are not exhaustive and the job holder is expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary from time to time.

The Ideal Candidate:


  • Previous experience in a Quantity Surveying role.
  • Must be proactive and able to work without the need for instruction.
  • Must be able to work independently and be self disciplined.
  • High standards of numeracy, oral and written communication skills.
  • Commercial and contractual awareness with a proven track record of success.
  • A good level of competency of Microsoft packages.
  • Self-motivation, passion and a driven ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Be able to organise yourself and others' workload.
  • Be proactive in your approach.
  • An excellent communicator.
  • A high level of diplomacy and customer focused.
  • The ability to anticipate problems and ensure early intervention.



  • Previous experience of working within the FM industry.
  • Degree/ HND or equivalent, ideally in Quantity Surveying.
  • Degree in Quantity Surveying.
  • Membership to a professional body is desirable but not essential.
  • Understanding of Engineering and Building Services systems



While working for G4S, you are entitled to a number of benefits and offers from G4S partners and other organisations, from employee assistance provided through WeCare, to RAC cover and so much more, including the below;

  • Company Car.
  • 33 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays).
  • Progression, training and development catered to you.
  • Refer A Friend incentives.
  • Company pension scheme with employer contributions.
  • G4S Life Assurance Scheme.
  • Subsidised healthcare plan.
  • Charity work- Match-IT and Payroll Giving.
  • Confidential Counselling Services.
  • 24/7 support specialising in health and medical.
  • Discounts on high street shops and brands including several leading high street brands, retailers and travel suppliers.






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